2019 ArtsWells Applications

Workshop, Visual Arts, Film, and Vendor Applications Available Soon!

** If you have trouble downloading any of the applications, or have any other questions and inquires, please e-mail outreach (at) or call us at 250-994-3466

Musical Performers

Fish & Bird 2014We are always seeking out new and exciting musical performances.  From gospel to reggae, bluegrass to hip-hop, soul to classical, we want the best of the broadest spectrum of talent at ArtsWells.  The line up is usually announced in the spring. The application will be available shortly.

Visual Artists

Another component of The ArtsWells Festival is our visual ArtWalk which showcases local and regional artwork around the festival site.  This year, ArtsWells is soliciting for innovative art projects/installations to be carried out/presented at the festival.  We are looking for projects in any media that can be displayed in the spaces we have available.  These spaces include many outdoor locations, and some indoor locations.  We welcome proposals that are interactive, innovative, performative, experiential, educational and any and all things art.  The application will be available shortly.  Deadline to apply is March 31, 2019


Another exciting component of ArtsWells are our workshops where people learn and do all things art.  If you have a skill to share, a mini-forum to lead, or possess a desire to bring people together, we invite you to host a workshop.  Workshops have ranged from laughter yoga to classical bass technique, mini journal making to kung-fu, radical folk history to gospel singing, panel discussions to Broadway dancing!  Whatever you can do, come and share it.  The application will be available shortly.  The deadline is March 31, 2019


Performing Arts

As a multidisciplinary arts festival we welcome artists of all disciplines to perform pieces (of any length) during the festival.  This category can apply to a wide range of artists including, but not limited to, poets, dancers, clowns, roving performers, puppeteers, magicians, authors, mimes, stilt-walkers, fire-spinners, jugglers, or any and all things art.  The application will be available shortly.  Deadline to apply is March 31, 2019



ArtsWells invites you to submit your films for consideration.  ArtsWells encourages filmmakers from diverse genres to apply.  From animation to documentary, short fiction to full length feature, come and be a part of the reel experience at ArtsWells.  Have a favourite film/documentary that you didn’t create?  Many films are available for screening purposes simply by requesting them from the filmmaker.  Get the reel rolling today.  The application will be available shortly.  Deadline to apply is March 31, 2019



Every year ArtsWells has a strong component of literary artists that contribute to the festival.  In fact, ArtsWells has had a literary portion every year since its inception.  Poets, spoken word artists, novelists, historians and avant-writers of all sorts are welcome to apply and join us for ArtsWells in all its resplendent revelry. The application will be available shortly. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2019



The festival has a growing history of theatrical events, not in any small part due to the One-Minute Play Festival.  Come and share the stage with us this summer in Wells; the ArtsWells Festival of All Things happens at a theatrical epicentre of the north.  Come and share the stage with us at the historic Sunset Theatre and in Barkerville at the Theatre Royal.  Artists are encouraged to submit works for presentation during the festival weekend. The application will be available shortly.  Deadline to apply is March 31, 2019.



photo by Chris WagnerCome and sell your wares at ArtsWells!  Whether you make jewelry, paint faces, do henna, give massages, design clothes, or want to provide food to the hungry masses, we would love to have you at the festival.  Apply online using the

The application will be available shortly.

or you can send an e-mail with questions to
Deadline to apply is May 1, 2019 and fees are due by June 1, 2019.



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Pre-Fest Workshops

Come early to Wells and take part in a singing or songwriting workshop! More information on the Pre-Fest Workshops page here.

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