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Artist Exchange Program
2014 Artist Exchange Program

Tim Chaisson, Mizzy Crawford, Ashley Condon, Maz O'Connor

In 2011, Music PEI hosted our first ever Artist Exchange Program featuring Dennis Ellsworth and John Smith (UK). We have followed that up each year since and in 2014 we are expanding to include both England and Wales.

The Artist Exchange Program is a partnership between Music PEI and the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), a 100 year old British organisation based in London. This partnership has created a collaboration and a vehicle through which we put a PEI artist together with an English artist. The parameters of the agreement are:
  • The two organisations cooperatively select one artist from each other’s membership.
  • Each organisation pays for the other’s expenses for the artist to travel to each other’s country.
  • The artists get together for a few days when they meet to collaborate on material and co-write. The goal is to create at least two new works.
  • Each artist has a showcase opportunity at the respective conferences (Showcase PEI and The English Folk Expo) to do their own material and present the new works in concert together.
  • A 6-date tour is arranged by the respective organisation in their own regions around the conferences.
In 2014 the participating artists are Tim Chaisson (PEI) together with Kizzy Crawford (Wales) and Ashley Condon (PEI) together with Maz O'Connor (England).

These collaborations create unique opportunities for both artists on many levels including artistic and cultural partnerships, expanding market bases and new business development opportunities. The Maritimes to England Tour will see all 4 artists in Halifax, Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton and Summerside as well as their official showcase in Georgetown PEI.

Ashley Condon & Maz O'Connor
9/25 8:30 pm Company House Halifax, NS Tickets
9/26 8:00 pm BMO Studio Theatre Saint John, NB Tickets
9/27 7:30 pm Empress Theatre Moncton, NB Tickets
9/28 4:00 pm The Roxstone Café Fredericton, NB Tickets
10/01 7:30 pm Harbourfront Theatre Summerside, PE Tickets
10/02 8:30 pm Kings Playhouse Georgetown, PE Tickets
Tim Chaisson & Kizzy Crawford
9/22 8:00 pm The Carleton Halifax, NS Tickets
9/27 7:30 pm Empress Theatre Moncton, NB Tickets
10/01 7:30 pm Harbourfront Theatre Summerside, PE Tickets
10/02 8:30 pm Kings Playhouse Georgetown, PE Tickets
10/03 TBD Golden X Inn Antigonish, NS
10/04 7:30 pm Cape Breton Fudge Company Sydney, NS Tickets
Tim Chaisson, Kizzy Crawford, Ashley Condon & Maz O'Connor
9/27 7:30 pm Empress Theatre Moncton, NB Tickets
10/01 7:30 pm Harbourfront Theatre Summerside, PE Tickets
10/02 8:30 pm Kings Playhouse Georgetown, PE Tickets

For more information, please contact Rob Oakie at roboakie@musicpei.com.