apply to tour with prairie debut

Prairie Debut invites established and emerging professional Canadian musicians specifically in the classical and world-music genres to apply to tour in the 2020-2021 season. Applications open in January 2019.

CLASSICAL AND WORLD-MUSIC MUSICIANS are invited to apply to tour.


  • May be individuals or small ensembles.
  • Must view the discipline as a vocation and be recognized as professional in their artistic discipline by their peers.
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You do not need to be living in Canada when you apply.
  • One or more members of the ensemble must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive.

Selected applicants must be available to tour for two 2-week periods during the Prairie Debut season (October to March) and showcase at a minimum of one of the Provincial Contact events – the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta Showcase, the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils Showcase, or the Manitoba Arts Network Showcase.


Applications to tour with Prairie Debut are submitted through Acceptd and must include the following:

Application Registration Form – Please fill out the form completely.

Professional quality audio files and if possible, video files – The submitted repertoire must include at least three contrasting works (concerto works are not eligible). You may either upload one file that includes all three contrasting works, or three separate files. You may submit these files directly in the application, or you may alternatively submit links via audio/video web link to these files.

Biography, current reviews and photo (high res) – Please note: Applications which do not include the name and information for the pianist in a duo configuration will not be considered by the jury.

List of recent, current and upcoming performance activities.

Proposed program for concert and outreach performances – All selected applicants will be required to include a Canadian work(s) on their touring performance programme.

List of technical requirements and if appropriate a stage plot for tour performances – Include instruments required, both those supplied by the artist/ensemble and those which must be supplied by the presenter (e.g. grand piano). Please specify sound equipment required for tour performances.

Artist’s statement on audience development and education as related to proposed repertoire – A maximum of 300 words is required. Please note that if the application is being submitted on behalf of the artist, the statement must be prepared and signed by the artist.

Artist’s goals and expectations for touring Western Canada – A maximum of 300 words is required. As with the previously listed statement, if an application is being submitted on behalf of the artist it must be prepared and signed by the artist.

Please visit Acceptd for more information and to start your application. Completed applications to tour in Prairie Debut’s 2019-2020 Season must be submitted through Acceptd no later than the required deadline.

Application Fee –  $30 US Dollars paid through Acceptd.

Upon receipt, all materials become the property of Prairie Debut and will not be returned. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete. All applications will be considered, but only successful artists will be notified. To receive notifications about the application process, please contact us.


Po Yeh, Executive Director

Box 15106, Aspen Woods RPO
Calgary, AB
T3H 0N8