Contact East is Atlantic Canada’s premier showcase conference that brings together performing arts presenters, managers, and agents to see top-quality performances from a diverse range of artistic genres. Showcases include: music, cabaret, dance, Deaf, Disability and Mad arts, circus arts, theatre, comedy, youth-oriented programming, and cultural performances, and more!

Contact East 2021 will take place in Moncton, New Brunswick from Thursday, September 23rd to Saturday, September 25th.

Due to unpredictable travel and gathering restrictions, APA will only be accepting showcase applications from artists living in Atlantic Canada. As a result, for Contact East 2021 APA will present an all Atlantic lineup of 12-15 artist showcases this year.

Showcase Criteria

Artists should be prepared to present a performance, or excerpt of a full-length piece of work, approximately 15 minutes in length. APA understands that some performances need more time to be fully experienced and will do their best to ensure that all work is properly represented.

Artists should be prepared to showcase the performance that was stated in the application. Any changes must be pre-approved as the selection committee selects final applications based on what was submitted.