2022 Showcase and Pitch Applications Now Open

Submitted by natalie on February 24, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Contact ONtour will take place in-person in Orillia, Ontario, during the week of September 15th-17th, 2022!

We are busily making plans for a conference that will bring us all together for conversation, connection, and great performances. The conference will include showcases, pitches, networking opportunities, professional development workshops, and important industry conversations. Best of all, we will be able to meet face mask to face mask in Orillia! 

Applications to showcase or pitch at the in-person conference are now open! 

Contact ONtour will be connecting artists and presenters through a variety of methods including showcases (15 min), pitches (7 min) and a digital catalogue.

We encourage performing artists of all disciplines and all regions of Canada to apply. We especially invite applications from artists who identify as Indigenous, Black, or People of Colour, artists with disabilities, Deaf artists, as well as artists from the LGBTQ2S+ community, to send in their applications. Ontario Presents is committed to ensuring equity, inclusivity, and representation in our sector, and the jury will be placing emphasis on representation from these communities during the selection process.

The jury is representative of the Ontario presenting community with representatives from various sizes of communities, with both broad and specific knowledge of various disciplines.

Contact ONtour determines which applications will be successful based on artistic quality, impact on the artist’s career as well as impact on the audience. It is essential that the materials provided to the jury reflect the quality and impact of the artist’s work. 

Please direct any questions to Cheryl at cheryl@ontariopresents.ca. Please inform Cheryl if you have any accessibility needs and we will do our best to provide necessary accommodations.

Submit your application via IWantToShowcase.ca by March 31st, 2022.