2017 ArtsWells Applications

Workshop, Visual Arts, Film, and Vendor Applications Below

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

We prefer you use our online application form in order to save paper and office clutter.  However, if you need to use hard copy you can request a form at:outreach (at)

Mail to: ArtsWells Festival, Box 65, Wells, BC, V0K 2R0  or  Fax to: 250-994-3433  or  E-mail to: outreach (at) (don’t forget to include a digital promotional photo and stage plot requirements)

For any other questions and inquiries, please e-mail: outreach (at)

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 deadline is January 31st.

Music Application 2017




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.  Download the proposal form below. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.

Visual Arts Application 2017




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.  Download the application form below.  The deadline is March 31, 2017

Workshop Application 2017



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.  You can download the application form here.  Deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.

Performing Arts Application 2017




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.  You can download the application form here.  Deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.

Film Application 2017




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.   Deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.

Literary Application 2017



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. You can download an application to perform here!  Deadline to apply is March 31.

Theatre Application 2017



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

Vendor Application 2017

or you can send an e-mail with questions to
Deadline to apply is May 1, 2017 and fees are due by June 1, 2017.




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Tickets for the 2017 ArtsWells Festival are available online

Countdown to ArtsWells 2017


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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