Welcome to Arts Northwest!

Thank you for joining us in Spokane this year for the 36th Annual Northwest Booking Conference! We are proud to have this remarkable privilege to bring the performing arts world together again this year for an exchange of ideas, discovery of talent, and boundless networking opportunities. 

We are excited to announce the recipient of 2016 Showcase Award Grant:

The Quebe Sisters - Congratulations!

Northwest On Tour - Your Online Tour Resource!

  • NWOT is one of the most comprehensive resources of performing artists and talent available to arts presenters in the region.
  • NWOT is a valuable resource for Arts Northwest presenters who are seeking performing artists and attractions to book into their communities.
  • NWOT is also of great benefit to performing artists and agents looking for an additional, powerful marketing tool. 


ALL PERFORMING ARTISTS across all genres are encouraged to apply.

Special Note: All artists applying for consideration for inclusion in NWOT must be seeking bookings in the western region of the USA during the next 2-3 years at minimum.

COST : The cost to new artists for inclusion in Northwest On Tour on ArtsNW.org, will be just $60 (for one year), if accepted.



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Apply for a 2017 Juried Showcase – Open up the Opportunities!


The Arts Northwest Juried Showcases are renowned for the commitment to quality and diversity, as well as its reputation as one of the most effective methods for artists to increase their visibility with presenters in the west.The performing artists/ensembles are selected by a peer panel process to present a 12-minute excerpt of their work during the annual conference. These showcases are highly sought after and extremely competitive.


After Hours Showcasing artists are also selected from this pool of applicants. The After Hours Showcases are well attended core programs of the NW Booking Conference. 

The 2017 Juried Showcases will take place on October 9 -12 at the Broadway Theatre on the Square in Tacoma, WA.


The Arts Northwest 2017 Juried Showcase Applications Open Now!
The Arts Northwest 2017 Booking Conference - Save the Date!.

Next year's Annual Booking Conference will be held in Tacoma, WA at Hotel Murano on October 9 - 12, 2017.

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We depend on our strong and growing membership base to make it all happen. Join us in creating a more vibrant and exciting arts community in the great northwest!

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2017 Booking Conference

The 2017 Annual Booking Conference will be held in Tacoma, WA at The Hotel Murano on October 9 - October 12, 2017. Save the Date!

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Juried Showcases

The 2016 Juried Showcases were so awesome! If you haven’t yet booked some of this great talent – take another look!


Arts NW Member Testimonials!

“We have 10 cities in Alaska and several other dates on hold in Oregon, Washingon and California! The showcase really made a huge difference in our bookings in the NorthWest! Thank you for the opportunity.”
“The Arts Northwest conference is, without a doubt, one of the best run gatherings it has ever been my pleasure to attend. You are a great team and allowed business to be accomplished without any hassles or mishaps. Quite an accomplishment! BTW, it did not hurt that METALES M5 received about 25-presenter interest hits. We are going to have a 6-state tour because of the showcase. THANK YOU! ”
“This is a great opportunity for Alaska Presenters to come together for the purpose of network development, and block-booking tours in our state. I have been able to attend this conference for three years, running, and have seen growth in their participation and positive feedback from small presenter volunteers and staff.”
“This is a great opportunity to experience artists with wonderful talent, to feel comfortable conversing with new acquaintances and having the opportunity to learn more in a friendly setting.”
“(Regarding Block Booking) Thank you, Jeanette for your prompt work. I've gotten a call from Las Vegas already. Talking about dates! Thank you!!!”
“This was my first time attending the conference and I was very appreciative the warmth and openness of everyone I met. The volunteers, artists, presenters, hotel staff, etc were all so very welcoming and engaging. One of the best music conferences I've attended. Great hotel and music venue as well. Thank you for including me in your showcase group this year!”
“To the wonderful team at ANW: Let me say that I was very impressed with the overall vibe at the event. It was friendly, welcoming, professional and inspiring and I think that comes from the organization behind the event and the people tasked with the operations. I remember having questions before I even applied to showcase and from that first question to the closing of the event, mine was a great experience.”
“I enjoyed everything that Arts Northwest offered. Connecting is probably the thing that I value the most and Arts Northwest gives us plenty of opportunity to do that. Starting from the welcome reception through the block booking meetings I had so many opportunities to meet new faces, exchange business cards, and walk away knowing that I have made another connection that may be of some value to my organization.”