Producing an Event or Tour: a view from both sides of the stage - the host or producer and the artist

This workshop addresses the issues of actually putting on the 'show'.

Especially new performers and exhibitors are often not very familiar with what is expected of them when they visit an unfamiliar venue.
And the same goes for new producers and event organizers.  And a venue host who is just venturing into programming cultural events.

When it comes to a whole tour, the issues to consider are multiplied.

We'll cover topics like:

Good communication between artists, producers and the organizing team; appreciation of the other’s needs;
Legal issues, e.g. contracts, insurance;
Technical issues;
Hospitality and accommodation;
Solid financial management

Organizing events requires skills to avoid disappointment and burnout - yours or your volunteers’. And … possible financial loss.

The event you’re planning may be a single concert, a poetry reading, a performance, a workshop or an art exhibition.  It may be a festival with several shows and activities.  Your show may also want to go on tour, whether to 2 or 10 locations.

​​These workshops are primarily geared towards members of the 100 Mile Arts Network - artists and venues - but they are also of special interest to community groups looking to host (fundraising) events.

Public events: a concert, a community picknick, a festival, an art exhibit, or ….
Private events like a large family reunion or a house concert.

The venue is accessible.


Ian Tamblyn, Chelsea
Award winning Singer-Songwriter (44 albums); Playwright (too many to count); Music Producer; Sound Designer at the GCTC; teacher of music, song writing, soundscape creation, tech skills; Ian tours extensively.

Kerstin Petersson, Wakefield
Past Artistic and Managing Director of the TaDa! Performing Arts Festival (4 years); Project Manager for various cultural projects; Producer of two of Theatre Wakefield’s Regional Summer Theatre Tours; past Treasurer of Theatre Wakefield (9 years).

The 100 Mile Arts Network is developing an inventory of artists (musicians, writers, dancers, visual artists, comedians, etc.) and venues for performances and exhibits.
The Network covers the rural regions of the Outaouais and seeks to build infrastructure to advance the cultural economy in English speaking communities.

For more info on the network and the workshops:   
Email:  [email protected]

February 20, 2020 at 6:00pm - 9pm
Molo's Cafe
Café Molo 1 Chemin de la Vallée de Wakefield
Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0
Google map and directions
Kerstin Petersson · · 819-328-3635

Will you come?