What is Contact ONtour?
An exciting, engaging celebration, Contact ONtour is an opportunity for those working in the touring performing arts sector to come together to network, and to share information in a three-day conference featuring performances from a wide range of genres.
Every year the conference engages over 200 artists, presenters, agents, managers, and industry stakeholders in showcase performances, workshops, and an arts industry marketplace. It is our goal that Contact ONtour will continue to address the ongoing needs of Ontario’s performing arts ecology, allowing artists to tour to communities across the province. Ontario Presents is pleased to be producing this conference and artist showcase platform, with assistance from the Ontario Arts Council, the Department of Canadian Heritage, and the generous support of our many sponsors.
Contact ONtour will be completely virtual from September 13th-17th, 2021. Showcase applications are now closed.
What we achieve with Contact ONtour
Ontario has a large and diverse population spanning many kilometers and communities. Contact ONtour is an annual opportunity for those working in the performing arts field to come together. It gives presenters, artists, artist agents and managers time to network, to discover new work, to be introduced to best practices and to do business. Finally, we facilitate networking to help strengthen the Ontario arts community.
Contact ONtour works closely with other Canadian Showcase events to support and nurture the touring sector across Canada. These include:
- Alberta Showcase
- Contact East
- Contact Ontarois
- Manitoba Showcase Contact
- Folk Music Ontario Conference
- OSAC Showcase
- Pacific Contact
Through working together we can continue to showcase the arts and foster creative communities in the process.