Artist Submissions

Artist showcase applications for Ontario Contact 2020 are now open at IWanttoShowcase.ca!

We highly recommend that you read the below information before applying.

Checklist and FAQs

We’ve prepared a checklist and FAQs to help you with the application process. We recommend you read both thoroughly before submitting your application.

Read the FAQs here 

See the checklist here

View a map of Wolf Hall here

Apply to showcase here!

A Note for 2020:

The 2020 OC stage will be limited for those interested in showcasing dance so please keep the following in mind when you apply for a showcase spot:

Stage depth at the centre from front to back wall is 21’, side to side 37’. There are also two pillars at the front of the stage that are 34’ apart. The floor is suitable for dance but will not be covered with any type of vinyl surface such as a dance or marley floor. 
 
A map of the performance space is available above.
 
Please contact Cheryl Ewing cheryl@ontariopresents.ca if you have any further questions.

More Info on Showcasing

Every year artists from different disciplines are invited to apply to be part of the juried showcases at Ontario Contact via I Want to Showcase, a multi-conference application system for artists. Artists are able to submit applications to showcase at Ontario Contact as well as other contact events in both Canada and the US.  

As an artist, I really appreciate the focus that Contact puts upon showcasing and giving us time to meet with agents and presenters. This is the main reason I attended and the main reason I will continue to attend. - Victoria Yeh, Vector One Music 

Nearly 70% of Ontario Contact survey respondents said that at least 1 - 2 artists received bookings as a result of their participation; 14% said that it resulted in 3 to 6 artists and almost 10% indicated that 7 or more artists received bookings!

Independent showcases are at the complete discretion and responsibility of the sponsoring artist or organization and are completely independent of Ontario Contact.

 

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