What is the Arts Atlantic Symposium?

The Arts Atlantic Symposium is a multi-day conference and festival that will celebrate the tenacity and creativity of professional artists, and will explore the unique challenges they face in the Atlantic region. This conference aims to dispel myths — and perhaps create some new mythology — as well as investigate the past, present, and future of art born out of the Atlantic provinces. The programming of the three-day conference is designed to build connections among artists of all disciplines, develop new audiences, and revel in the perspective of the Atlantic region’s art.

Who is producing the Arts Atlantic Symposium?

ArtsLink NB. We are New Brunswick’s not-for-profit professional arts organization, advocating for – and providing programming to – the province’s art community. 

Who can attend?

Everyone is invited to attend both the conference and festival portions of the Arts Atlantic Symposium. Regardless of where you are in your artistic career or the discipline you practice,or you are an avid supporter or even just curious about the artistic threads in your own community, you are welcome to attend and participate.

How much are conference passes?

Conference passes start at $173, taxes included and increase in price on specific dates. The super early bird price of $173 is valid until July 15, 2020. From July 15, 2020 until August 31, 2020, conference passes are $243, taxes included and from September 1, 2020 until October 17, 2020, conference passes are $273.50, taxes included.

Where can I purchase a conference pass?

Passes are available in-person at the Imperial Theatre box office or on the Imperial Theatre website: http://bit.ly/ArtsAtlanticPasses

What is included with my conference pass?

With a conference pass, you receive access to all conference programming including video of all presentations, lunches each day, networking opportunities, discipline specific break-out sessions, workshops, a VIP rooftop reception and VIP bag. Each conference pass includes a complimentary ArtsLink NB membership.

Note: VIP reception and bag limited to the first 100 delegates to register.

Is there a special room rate for delegates?

Yes. The Delta Saint John has graciously provided our delegates with a special room rate of $135 per night. This room rate is available for bookings made prior to June 1, 2020. Click here to book your room: http://bit.ly/ArtsAtlanticHotel

What is planned for the festival portion of the event?

Festival programming during the Symposium, to take place in the evenings, will feature performing arts presentations, visual art installations and demonstrations, literary readings, craft markets and more.

Can I have my travel expenses covered?

There may be financial help available for travel to the Symposium. For specifics and qualifications, we suggest contacting your provincial arts funding organization. Alternatively, Canada Council for the Arts offers grants for travel.

Canada Council for the Arts: http://bit.ly/CanadaCouncilTravel
New Brunswick: https://artsnb.ca/web/programs/
Nova Scotia: https://artsns.ca/programs
Newfoundland: http://www.nlac.ca/grants/index.htm

Are there volunteer opportunities?

Yes. Volunteers are needed for promotion, logistics and hospitality, ticket taking and registration and more. If you would like to volunteer for the Symposium, send an email stating your interest to symposium@artslinknb.com.

How do I involve my business in the Symposium?

There are many ways to involve your business in the Symposium. You may purchase a program ad, sign on as an official sponsor, make a donation or provide staff for volunteer opportunities. For more on supporting the event, contact us or call (506) 609-6699.

Can I speak or offer a workshop during the Symposium?

We are accepting applications for speakers and workshop leaders during the 2020 Arts Atlantic Symposium. Click here to submit.