China Tour FAQs

Delegate Tour Information

Q: Who can attend the 10-day tour?

A: Artists, Managers, Agents, Presenters, Consultants/Vendors, and Associate organizations are all invited to attend.

Q: How many people will be on this tour?

A: The Delegation will range from 15 - 25 people. If you are interested in attending the 10-day tour, please reserve a place by contacting staff@westarts.org.

 

Showcase Performance Information

Q: When will the China Showcases take place?

A: A C Orange will work with each artist/manager/agent to book shows the last week of April 2016 or the first week of May 2016.

Q: Where will the China Showcases be held? What type of performance does the venue support?

A: The showcases will be held in various venues across China owned or operated by A C Orange. Each selected artist will be paired with a venue that best fits their showcase proposal.

Q: How long is each showcase performance?

A: Length will be determined by A C Orange and the artist/manager/agent during the contracting phase.

Q: Who will attend the showcase performances?

A: A C Orange's audiences throughout China. Today, the company operates in 30 markets around China and presents over 1,000 performances a year.

 

Application Form & Eligibility

Q: I am not a WAA member. Can I apply for a Showcase?

A: No: The artist MUST be a current WAA member or a roster-artist of a WAA member.

Q: How much does it cost to become a WAA member?

A: Membership fees are listed on the Join WAA page and are based on the gross annual fees you or your manager contract for touring.

Q: I'm Canadian, can I still apply or is preference given to US Artists?

A: Any WAA member or affiliated artist can apply. Whether they are from the US, Canada, Mexico, etc. will not prohibit their chances.

Q: Can I check more than one Artist Discipline?

A: It is to your best advantage to check only one discipline. WAA presents applicants to the showcase jury by discipline, so choose the one category under which you would most like to be considered.

Q: I forgot my IWantToShowcase login information. How do I get a new password?

A: Please try resetting your password using this link: https://iwanttoshowcase.ca/password-forgot.php. If that still doesn't work, contact IWTS directly.

Q: Do I have to apply for my artists myself, or can they complete their own applications?

A: Artists, as long as they are affiliated with a current WAA member, can create and complete their own applications.

 

Application (Fee, Deadlines, & Notifications)

Q: How much does it cost to apply?

A: The application fee is $100 and is non-refundable.

Q: What is the application deadline?

A: Applications must be received through the online platform by 5:00 pm PST Thursday, October 22, 2015.

Q: When will I be notified of the jury's decision?

A: Notifications will be sent to the email address provided on the application form no later than November 6, 2015.

 

Selection Process & Feedback

Q: How many artists will be selected as finalists for A C Orange's review?

A: WAA's Showcase Jury may select 12 - 15 artists for final review.

Q: When will I be notified of the jury's decision?

A: Notifications will be sent to the email address provided on the application form no later than November 6, 2015.

Q: When will I be notified if I have been selected for a showcase?

A: A C Orange will contact you and begin contract negotiations in Mid-November.

 

Performance/Work Sample

Q: What performance sample do I need to submit?

A: Your performance sample(s) must represent current works that you will tour. ONLY online links will be accepted (vimeo, soundcloud, youtube, etc.). Please include footage or audio of live performance.

Q: Why can't I submit my promotional video?

A: The jury will not consider promotional videos, TV news features, etc. as part of artistic assessment; your live performance footage is the best way for you to demonstrate your artistic excellence and artistic merit, which are two of the three review criteria (the third is demonstrated ability to tour).

Q: Does WAA have any tips to help me with my performance sample?

A: We suggest providing a selection of your best work (not just one piece or 3-minute clip) for the jury to review.

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