Festival of All Things Arts


Interested in being an ArtsWells Artist?

CLICK HERE for the ArtsWells Festival 2020 application, the deadline for submission is: Midnight, January 31, 2020.

As our name suggests, we are a festival of all forms of art and welcome applications from musicians, performance artists, actors, visual artists, literary artist, filmmakers and other forms of art. The line up is usually announced in the spring. Dates for the 2020 festival are July 31 – August 3.

** If you have trouble submitting any of the applications please e-mail info (at) imarts.com or call us at 250-994-3466

Mail to: ArtsWells Festival, Box 65, Wells, BC, V0K 2R0  or  Fax to: 250-994-3433  or  E-mail to: info (at) imarts.com.


Musical Performers

We 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. See application link above.


Visual Artists

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. We also welcome applications for the annual Mini Mural Project, where artists create a 4′ x 4′ mural over the ArtsWells weekend. See application link above.


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. See application link above.


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. See application link above.




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. See application link above.





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. See application link above.



The festival has a growing history of theatrical events, not in any small part due to the One-Minute Play Festival Artists are encouraged to submit works for presentation during the festival weekend. All theatre applications must work for a festival setting with minimal set up and tech requirements. See application link above.


2019 Line-Up

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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