Ontario Contact 2016 - June Update

Submitted by Mila on June 6, 2016

Showcase Selection

Ontario Contact will be announcing the showcasing artists later this month. Offers have gone out and we are waiting on all to confirm that they are still available. There is a list of alternates eager and ready to step in should a spot open up. The jury had a difficult time as the quality of the applications continues to be high and the number of spots available means that the artists have about a 1 in 10 chance of being selected.

Registration and Planning

As announced earlier, we are planning to open registration later in June. An announcement will be made when we are ready to accept your registrations. We are just tying up a few loose ends with meals and activities. Our next host committee is busy planning a great closing party to introduce you to our 2017 location. 

New This Year

We will be introducing some new approaches this year. There will be a box lunch with the option to join one of the Ontario Presents members and learn about their successful strategies, speak to funders or share stories with other presenters. We have two theatres available to us and are excited to be in both Showplace and Market Hall theatres.

Workshop for Touring Artists

Getting Ready for the Road: A Comprehensive Guide for Touring Artists is an expansion of the former Artist Readiness Workshop offered a couple of years ago. If you know artists who are considering touring, suggest that they consider attending this workshop to learn what they need to know to tour provincially, nationally and internationally. A small number will be selected for a 7 minute pitch. We will be scheduling this pitch around the Facility Managers Meeting so those in attendance can also see some emerging artists that they may wish to add to their season.