Festival – Artists

Interested in being a part of the Festival? Or want to perform in Wells?

We host smaller events throughout the year in addition to the ArtsWells Festival

We intend for these to be celebrations of all forms of art and welcome applications from musicians, performance artists, actors, visual artists, literary artists, filmmakers and other forms of art. We regret that due to volume of application received, we may be unable to reply to every submission.

Applications close February 1st, 2024.

Musical Performers

We are always seeking out new and exciting musical performances.  From gospel to pop, bluegrass to hip-hop, soul to classical, we want the best of the broadest spectrum of talent!

Visual Artists

We are soliciting for innovative art projects/installations to be carried out/presented at one of our events.  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 love 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 organization, we welcome artists of all disciplines to perform pieces (of any length) during our events.  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.



Photos Strips - Isaac Forsland

We invite you to submit films for consideration.  We encourage 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 in 2024.  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.


We love the contributions of literary artists to our events! Poets, spoken word artists, novelists, historians and avant-writers of all sorts are welcome to apply


We have 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.