CALLING ALL PRESENTERS: Registration for Contact East 2021 is NOW OPEN! 

After last year’s virtual Contact(less) East, we’re excited to announce that this year’s conference will take place IN-PERSON in Moncton, NB September 23-26! 

In anticipation of our flagship showcasing conference, this eNews will be about all things Contact East.

Summer is kind of a one-track season here at APA, so we’re sorry if everything is Contact East this and Contact East that—but trust us, come September 23 it will all be worth it!

We know that summer can be a busy time for our members, so make sure to find some time to relax in midst of it all. We at APA are going to try our best to soak up some summer rays before the whirlwind that is September.

Celebrating its 46th year this September, Contact East is Atlantic Canada’s premier performing arts booking, showcasing and professional development conference that brings together presenters, agents, managers and artists from around the world.

Contact East is a unique opportunity to see a variety of top-notch, award-winning multi-disciplinary artists from across Atlantic Canada. Many regional, national and international delegates representing venues and festivals attend to take part in four days of artistic discovery, professional development, networking and more!

We are very excited to launch registration for Contact East 2021, set to take place in-person in Moncton, NB September 23 – 26. We are in the throes of planning our comeback conference and more details will be available soon.


Contact East Accommodation info

We are pleased to announce that the Crowne Plaza will be the official hotel of Contact East 2021.

We’ve secured a special conference rate of $145 + HST per night for Contact East delegates. To book your room, you can be either do so online HERE or by calling 1-866-854-4656 or 506-854-6340; you just need to mention the block code ZGA for the special rate.  




Artist lineup coming soon!

The Contact East 2021 selection committee meets this week in Halifax to choose the 15 Atlantic Canadian artists for our showcase lineup. We’re so excited to share the final list with you soon!

Contact East isn’t all showcasing though—we’re still in the throes of planning, but we already have some exciting activities in the works for this September. Some things to look forward to: a really fun downtown Moncton adventure to explore all the cool parts of our host city, as well as a visit to the headquarters of Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada to learn all about an exciting partnership in creation.

Keep an eye on your inboxes for more updates coming soon!