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FrancoFête en Acadie
The main objective of FrancoFête en Acadie is to let as many people as possible discover Francophone artists from Atlantic Canada. Its main audience is show business professionals, who come together to exchange, to prospect, to improve their skills and to sell and buy new shows, but it also attracts the general public, who can attend the showcases as well as the Oiseaux de nuit de la FrancoFête performances.

Véronique Godin, Coordinator of FrancoFête en Acadie
PO Box 5776, 111 St-Pierre Blvd. West
Caraquet, NB E1W 1B7
(506) 727.6386

East Coast Music Association (ECMA Week)
The East Coast Music Association is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports the music industry in Atlantic Canada. Membership is open to anyone who works in the music sector or supports the music industry: musicians, artists, agents, managers, record companies, studios, medias, related businesses, etc. Each year ECMA Week attracts industry professions, distributers, producers, media and record labels from around the globe. It's an ideal time for artists and musicians to network and develop new contacts.

PO Box 40028
Charlottetown, PEI C1E 0J2
37 St. Peter's Road
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 5N5

Music NB Week
Music New Brunswick (MNB) organizes an annual MNB Week when New Brunswick artists have a chance to perform in showcases and to meet a number of delegates, producers, promoters and other players in the music industry in the Atlantic Provinces. Shows are also open to the general public. An awards ceremony also takes place during the week to celebrate those musicians and music makers who left a mark during the previous year.

Postal Address: PO Box 1638
Moncton, NB E1C 9X4
Physical Address: 108 High Street
Moncton, NB E1C 6B5
(506) 383-4662

Edmundston en musique
Workshops and Musical Performances (showcases)

City of Edmundston Leisure and Culture Department
8-44th Avenue
Edmundston, NB
(506) 739-2104

Nova Scotia Music Week
Nova Scotia Music Week is an opportunity for industry players to network and make new contacts.

5516 Spring Garden Road, Suite 302
Halifax, NS B3J 1G6
1 888 343-6426

Music PEI Week
Each year, MPEI holds an award ceremony to recognize those who left a mark during the year. This event is held during Music PEI Week, an excellent cultural and networking opportunity.

Postal Address: PO Box 2371
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 8C4
Physical Address: 220 Kent Street
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 1P2
(902) 894-6734

MusicNL Week
Founded in 1992, MNL exists for the music industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. It aadvocates on key questions affecting the NL music industry to spark positive change and present a strong voice to government, businesses and the community in the broadest sense. MNL also wants to stimulate public awareness of the music industry's significant economic impact.

186 Duckworth Street
St. John's, NL A1C 1G5
(709) 754-2574

Contact East
Contact East is an annual event showcasing the best in Atlantic Canada's performing arts scene (music, theatre, dance). Artists can perform before regional, national and international distributors and producers. The event also includes round tables, development workshops and presentations on the performing arts industry.

Sue Urquhart
(902) 892-6269

Some Festivals and Events 

Festival acadien de Caraquet

Foire brayonne d'Edmundston

Festival acadien de Clare

Edmundston Jazz & Blues Festival

Lameque International Baroque Music Festival

Festival provincial de la tourbe de Lamèque

Festival des pêches et de l'aquaculture de Shippagan

International Dieppe Kite Festival

Shediac Lobster Festival

Festival La Moisson d'art de Tracadie-Sheila

Festival acadien de la région Évangéline

Festival des rameurs de Petit-Rocher

Outside Atlantic


ROSEQ (Réseau des organisateurs de spectacles de l'Est du Québec) organizes performing arts marketplaces each spring and fall.

84 Saint-Germain Street East, Suite 203
PO Box 1060
Rimouski, QC G5L 7E1
(418) 723-4323

For the past 30 years, RIDEAU has made a dynamic contribution to the growth and development of the performing arts in Québec. Even now, the enthusiasm imparted by its founders in the days of Réseau Accès still inspires those who keep it alive to serve its 150 member distributors in and outside of Québec. Bourse RIDEAU is the largest Francophone performing arts marketplace in America and is held each year in February.

1550 Saint-Joseph Boulevard East
Montréal, QC H2J 1M7
(514) 598-8024

Contact Ontarois
Contact ontarois celebrates the performing arts and brings together hundreds of artists and distributors from across Canada. Come discover and rediscover French-speaking artists from Ontario and the Francophone community in Canada, in an atmosphere boiling with activity!

450 Rideau Street, Suite 301
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Z4
613 745-7945

Contact Ouest
The newest Francophone performing arts marketplace in Canada, Contact Ouest, is an unique event that contributes to the development of the arts in the Canadian West and North (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut). Recently, the marketplace has been bringing together artists and distributers not just from the wide-open spaces, but also from Ontario, Acadia and abroad.

Réseau des grands espaces
43 Marion Street, PO Box 47026
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 3G9
(204) 489-4479

Canada Music Week
5355 Vail Court
Mississauga, Ontario L5M 6G9
(905) 858-4747

NXNE - Music Festival
189 Church Street, Lower Level
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1Y7

CRIA (Centre de ressources international et acadien) is a one-stop online source for information on the structures and modes of operation of the various market networks making up the Acadian and European cultural industries. CRIA is a project of SPAASI (Stratégie de promotion des artistes acadiens sur la scène internationale) and the SNA (Société Nationale de l'Acadie).
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