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Alberta Scene

Presenters Program

The Alberta Scene will offer performers unprecedented exposure to presenters from around the world. During the Atlantic Scene in spring 2003, over 70 presenters joined us in the Nation's Capital to catch some of the established and up-and-coming acts presented during the festival. The presenters program was hugely successful, resulting in festival and concert bookings, recording and distribution deals, media coverage and booking agency signings for some Atlantic Scene performers.

We're going to be doing the same thing for Alberta performers in 2005.

This year’s presenters program will feature approximately 70 presenters from across Ontario, Canada, the US and around the world!  It will include key industry stakeholders working in the cultural industries who have a keen (or profound curiosity in) Albertan and Canadian artistic expression.  These stake holders – a valuable group to get to know for those artists focussed on developing careers outside of their home markets – will be committed to exploring, developing and growing sustainable business relationships with Alberta artists.

The invitees will engage with the Alberta arts community through the ‘presenters program’ and its schedule of activities over the course of two one-week programs running concurrently with the Scene in Ottawa.  This schedule has been developed to maximize potential for positive outcomes and new relationships, and includes a variety of special performances, soirées and networking opportunities.

The Alberta Scene presenters program will recognize and include key industry stakeholders including buyers/artistic directors, agents, labels, managers, distributors, publishers, promoters, festival organizers and networks.

If you're a presenter and interested in joining us to catch the best performances that Alberta has to offer, please check the website for updates to the Presenters Program and email us your contact details to

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