Festival of All Things Arts


Interested in being an ArtsWells Artist?

We are hosting ArtsWells Online: A Virtual Festival Of All Things Art, which airs Wednesday, July 29, 2020 and Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 7PM both nights through the ArtsWells Facebook page and the ArtsWells YouTube channel.

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. 

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.




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. 



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. 



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. 




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. 






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 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.


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