SaskMusic at OSAC

by SaskMusic

October 15, 2014 in Artist News

Each October, the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils presents its annual Showcase Conference. Showcase is a booking conference for visual and performing arts, with a trade show area, and an excellent opportunity for networking and professional development. OSAC offers the best of performing and visual talent from Saskatchewan, Canada and abroad, hosts its Annual General Meeting during this weekend, and provides a hospitality suite for socializing. Delegates that attend Showcase come from across Saskatchewan, Canada and the United States. The weekend includes performing arts and school presenters, visual artists, managers, agents, OSAC Members and industry representatives and government funding partners.

For a second year, SaskMusic and OSAC are partnering to present the SaskMusic Showcase at OSAC. We will showcase two developing artists whose performance style is suitable to tour with OSAC. This delegate event will take place on Friday, October 17. Each artist will present at 20 minute set, followed by an hour for attendees to network and socialize. Showcasing artists receive exposure to a network event and trade show and gain experience in dealing with presenters, other touring artists and agents. The 20-minutes set is intended to provide a sample of what a complete concert performance would be like. Last year, showcasers Gunner & Smith and Megan Nash received bookings directly as a result of their showcases.

Fern (Saskatoon) and Eric Taylor (Saskatoon)
11:30pm-12:30am, followed by hospitality hour
Friday, October 17, Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon
(OSAC delegates only)

Included in the official showcasing lineup for the weekend are Saskatchewan artists Codie Prevost, Jay Semko, and Samuel Deason. They, along with a number of other artists, will each perform 20-minute sets at Saskatoon's Broadway Theatre for OSAC delegates.

For more information on this event, contact Kaelen Klypak, SaskMusic, 1-800-347-0676 or