Touring Handbook – International
This handbook has been developed by borrowing on the collective wisdom of Canadian artists and managers.
It is for artists, managers and agents who are experienced at touring in Canada but have little or no experience touring internationally. It focuses on the regions of the world where there is some track record of Canadian performances.
As a companion to the general Touring Handbook within this website, this International Handbook sets out to distinguish itself in many content areas by clarifying what is different from national touring. It won’t likely cover every situation you’ll encounter when planning or executing an international tour. While each situation is unique, the thinking process you can use to resolve it remains the same.
One caveat: Changes happen rapidly on the world stage and some of the information in this handbook may become dated (including the affiliation of some of the quoted artists or managers). Be sure to check suggested resources for up-to-date info.
One fact you can count on is that touring internationally is an exhilarating experience. At times it’s fraught with challenges but it’s always filled with the reward of the shared unique understanding and inspiration that is experienced between an audience and artist during a live performance.
Features of the handbook:
- Perspectives from artists, agents, managers and presenters (video and text)
- Specific information on 10 Regions of the World where there is a track record of Canadian performances
- Sample forms and contracts
New to touring? Want to tour within Canada?
Find out the basics on touring in the general Touring Handbook.
“I really feel that the experiences that I had and the knowledge that I gained I now share with my community when I’m at home.” – Mary Jane Lamond
“Touring is not just getting a show into someone else’s venue but managing it while and after it has been there…” – Ivan Habel
“The one thing that has remained constant is that I am always learning as the environment that I live, work and perform in evolves.” – Natalie MacMaster