Canada-wide partnership developing an online showcase for the performing arts

Canada-wide partnership developing an online showcase for the performing arts image

April 30, 2020

In April 2020, Debbie Peters of Magnum Opus Management—along with Margot Holmes of Caline Artists International, Eoin O’Cathain of L’Atitude 45 Arts and Laurie Gillis of the Atlantic Presenters Association—announced a new partnership to develop an online showcase platform for Canadian performing artists. The Pitch: Online Showcase for the Performing Arts will improve the discovery and pairing of artists, presenters and promoters in Canada.

 “Our vision is to create a service that fosters connections between managers, agents and artists with concert presenters and touring networks,” said Debbie Peters, principal at Magnum Opus Management in Whitehorse, Yukon.

“We came together to develop the proposal last year, hoping to create online tools to secure viable tours for touring artists,” said Inga Petri of Strategic Moves, who is managing the project.

The Pitch is led by a team from across Canada with partners in Yukon, British Columbia, Atlantic Canada and Montreal. The development of the platform is being handled by Margaret Lam and her team at Octogram.

The Pitch is supported by the Digital Strategy Fund from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Strategic Industries Development Fund from the Yukon Government’s Department of Economic Development.

The team is reaching out regularly to colleagues throughout the country to encourage their participation, seek their perspectives, and incorporate their thoughts. This will make The Pitch: Online Showcase for the Performing Arts a broad, trusted community of touring artists joined by presenters interested in seeking out the best in live performances.