Correction: A copy of the "Are you ready for Contact ONtour?" eNewsletter sent out earlier today contained an error where the pictures and names of the Showcase Artists were inaccurate. We have updated the list of the Showcase Artists, and we apologize for the error. We hope to see you all at Contact ONtour!

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The conference begins THIS WEEK from September 15th - 17th! We've put together some of the info that you'll need before you join us in-person for the first time in 2 years! Keep scrolling to find out more about the showcases, venues, professional development and networking that will be happening during the conference.

Don't miss out on these sessions!

Looking Back to Look Forward: How to re-imagine yourself as a touring artist today 
This full-day, in-person workshop focuses on how to navigate a new environment for experienced and first-time touring artists. Below is a list of topics that will be discussed, but we encourage you to bring questions, concerns, and areas of interest that will contribute to your professional needs.

  • Business Development in an Evolving Industry
  • The Evolution of the Artist
  • Touring Beyond Canada
This Pay What You Can workshop will take place in-person on Wednesday, September 14th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Orillia Opera House, Green Room. Lunch will be provided to attendees.
Please contact Cheryl to pre-register for this session.

The Indigenous Creative Spaces Project
Join artist and producer JP Longboat and ArtsBuild Ontario as they discuss this project and its implications for our presenters. This session will take place in-person on September 14th at 1:00 pm at the Orillia Opera House.

Digital Marketing to reach audiences under 40
Join Stevie Tea, Director of Marketing at Web 2.0/3.0 product house Weavik, as he partners up with Trimmed Creative to teach businesses and theatres how to create campaigns and content targeting younger demographics. Learn about the power of tracking leads and retargeting with paid and organic content on social media platforms including Instagram,TikTok, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google AdWords. This session will take place in-person on September 14th at 3:00 pm at the Orillia Opera House.

Did you miss the pre-conference sessions last week? It's not too late to watch the recordings.
View the Schedule

Have you registered for the conference yet? 

Please note that the Champlain Waterfront Hotel is no longer accepting bookings at this time. Guests can call into the Best Western PLUS Mariposa Inn directly to make their reservations. Please be sure to ask for the “Contact ONtour” rate.  Please contact Cheryl or Craig if there are any issues or if you have questions or concerns.

We also have put together a few site maps to help you navigate to and from each of our gatherings. You can view or download the maps on our website
Hotels and Accommodations

This Year's Artist Line Up

Showcase Artists

Don't miss these showcases that will take place in the historic Orillia Opera House! Explore the list of artists in the list below or visit the website to find out more about the 2022 showcasing artists.

Explore the Showcase Artist Lineup

Pitch Artists 

The St. Paul’s Church Theatre will host all of our pitches. Check out the artists who were selected to pitch this year!


Check out the Pitch Artists

Thank you for being part of Ontario live performing arts sector!

We are excited to see you in September!

Ontario Presents gratefully acknowledges the following public funders:


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