Artist Annual Showcase & Conference

Save the Date!

January 27-29, 2022
Fort Benton, Montana

What is the Annual Artist Showcase & Conference?

The AASC is the result of a cooperative effort between presenters and performing artists. Each year representatives of approximately 17-18 presenting organizations in Montana and Idaho, plus a like number of artists and management companies gather as a cost-effective means for marketing, booking, and continuing education.

Conference highlights:

  • WESTAF Tour West grant workshop and individual consultations with WESTAF staff; individual sign-ups available at check-in.
  • Live sample performances of 17 Canadian, national, regional, and Montana artists in the juried showcase.
  • Additional artists with video or audio samples of their work in the Resource Room.
  • “Turn the Tables Resource Room” Friday afternoon. Presenters must have at least one person representing their organization in a booth to meet artists and answer questions.
  • Artist jam session on Saturday evening.
  • Block-booking meetings for presenters.

 Who attends the conference?

  • Rural and urban presenters, 

  • Performing artists, managers, promotional staff

  • Community concert representatives

  • Representatives of state and regional arts councils

  • School administrators and festival representatives

The Montana Performing Arts Consortium annual artist showcase and conference relies on grant support from Montana’s Cultural Trust, the Montana Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.