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OSAC Showcase 2024

When:

Where: Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Organizer: OSAC

Application Fee: $50.00 CAD
(Application Fee subject to 5% tax)

Deadline: (Passed)

Invite-Only
About The Conference

Every October, the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils presents its annual Showcase Conference. OSAC Showcase is a booking conference for visual and performing arts, and includes a trade show area (Exhibitor Exchange), opportunities for networking, and professional development.
Artists come to Showcase from across Saskatchewan, Canada, and the United States. Attendees include performing arts and school presenters, visual artists, managers, agents, OSAC Members, industry representatives, and government funding partners.
Showcase 2024 will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, October 18-20, 2024!
Performing Arts Showcases are 20 minutes long. There are 14 showcases, juried and curated, and all performances will be held at the Broadway Theatre, Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19th. The host hotel is the Delta Hotels by Marriott Saskatoon Downtown.

Contact Info

Contact

Skip Taylor

Address

1102 8th Avenue,
Regina, SK
Canada S4R 1C9

Phone

3065861253

skip@osac.ca

About The Conference

Every October, the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils presents its annual Showcase Conference. OSAC Showcase is a booking conference for visual and performing arts, and includes a trade show area (Exhibitor Exchange), opportunities for networking, and professional development.
Artists come to Showcase from across Saskatchewan, Canada, and the United States. Attendees include performing arts and school presenters, visual artists, managers, agents, OSAC Members, industry representatives, and government funding partners.
Showcase 2024 will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, October 18-20, 2024!
Performing Arts Showcases are 20 minutes long. There are 14 showcases, juried and curated, and all performances will be held at the Broadway Theatre, Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19th. The host hotel is the Delta Hotels by Marriott Saskatoon Downtown.

Showcase Provisions

The sound system at Showcase will be provided by OSAC and will be scaled to the location used. OSAC will have absolute control over this system, including overall volume levels. Each showcasing act will have a 30-40 minute technical rehearsal in the Showcase venue on the same day or the day prior to your performance. OSAC will have basic backline requirements (guitar amps, bass rig, drumkit, keyboard etc). Showcasing artists must supply specialty technical equipment. As this is a showcase situation, best efforts will be made to provide you the technical equipment you require however specific brand and types of amps etc. cannot be guaranteed.

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Showcase Criteria

Video Tutorials

It is recommended you view our video tutorials for filling out the application. Video Tutorials YouTube Playlist

OSAC All Inclusive Pricing - Important!

The OSAC Network is made up of primarily of volunteer presenters. Preference is given to artists that provide all inclusive pricing. Fuel, meals, hotels and carrying your own sound system should all be included in the submitted pricing.

Click here for all inclusive budgeting information

OSAC Fee

OSAC charges a booking fee of 5% per booked show to a maximum of $200 plus GST.

Selection Criteria

Successful OSAC Showcase applicants are selected by a selection committee. The committee is instructed to base its decisions on the quality of performance, professionalism, marketability and fee structure as well as the impact on the audience. It is essential that the materials provided to the committee reflect the quality and impact of the artist's work.
Application materials should reflect the configuration and program you plan to tour. All showcases must reflect the performance to be toured. You cannot showcase as a 4 piece band and then tour as a 2 piece. This application is for touring in Saskatchewan communities. Performances are geared primarily for adults but are family friendly, 90 minutes in length (plus an intermission) scheduled generally in the evening. You should be comfortable and prepared to tour Saskatchewan during the fall, winter and spring months.

Does following these guidelines guarantee an OSAC tour? NO! However, an all-inclusive price is one of the most important criteria that the Arts Councils consider when selecting performers for the upcoming season so it is something we strongly recommend.

For a comprehensive guide to applying for OSAC showcase please watch this webinar recorded for 2023

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Terms & Conditions

Submission of this form constitutes acceptance and acknowledgment of the following Terms & Conditions of applying for and accepting a juried showcase slot.

No incomplete applications will be considered and payment must be received by midnight May 7, 2024.

All fees are non-refundable.

This application does not represent a commitment by The Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils to provide a showcase.

Application info will be shared with our members in a password protected directory if you are accepted to showcase or not. By completing this application you are agreeing to the the sharing of this information with the OSAC member presenters.

If selected to showcase:

• Successful applicants will be notified by June 30th, 2024.

• All showcasing performers are required to register for Showcase 2024 and be represented in the Exhibitor Exchange/Contact Room. A full registration including meals and Exhibitor Exchange/Contact Room table is approx $400. Registered performers must supply a representative (agent, manager, or otherwise) during all open Exhibitor Exchange/Contact Room hours.

• Bookings that result from Showcase 2024 will be scheduled in the 2025/2026 season (between Sept 15, 2025, and May 15, 2026).

• Showcases are 20 minutes long and must represent what is being offered on tour.

• OSAC assumes no responsibility for costs associated with showcasing.

• OSAC reserves the right to use showcasing artists' submitted images and content for the promotion of OSAC and OSAC Showcase 2024. • If a selected act is unable to appear, no substitutions will be permitted for its showcase performance. The showcase selection committee will establish a list of alternates from the original applications using the same criteria as used for choosing showcasing artists. Therefore, cancellation of an act by an agent or promoter does not guarantee that the agent/promoter will have the opportunity to fill the vacant showcase.

• Any changes to the showcase, with the exception of chosen repertoire, must be pre-approved as this is one of the selection committee's considerations in making the final selections.

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