Festival – Artists

Calling all performers, creators and artists!!!

Ramshackle Theatre and the ArtsWells Festival of All things Art are looking for performing artists to be a part Theatre in the Bog. With one week to create a 10 minute work in a unique outdoor setting, performers then present their work a total of 4 times to the all-ages audience of the ArtsWells Festival. Send an email to artswellsfestival@imarts.com with “Theatre in the Bog” in the subject line.

What the heck is Theatre in the Bog?

Set in the meadow on the edge of the town of Wells, on the traditional territory of the Lhtako Dene, in an area with significant land use of the Dakelh and Secwépemc peoples, Theatre in the Bog leaves the seats and stages behind, allowing creators to explore the boundaries of conventional theatre. Against a backdrop of scrubby spruce, pine and willow, audiences are led through the woods to see original performances that artists have cooked up over the course of a week.

A fixture in the Yukon arts scene for 14 years, past events in the far north have featured: sound installations, synchronized swimmers, cooking shows, science experiments, drag performances, underwear fights, build your own clay creations, and many other charming, irreverent acts brimming with creativity and rural ingenuity.

Theatre in the Bog is made possible through the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Explore and Create Program, the Wells and Area Trails Society, The Wells-Barkerville Community Forest and the District of Wells.

How do I get involved?

If you have a concept or an idea for an interactive art piece, drag performance, straight up storytelling… or really any kind of performance send us a note and let’s talk! Send an email to artswellsfestival@imarts.com with “Theatre in the Bog” in the subject line. In the email please tell us:

You can apply as a solo project, or with up to 3 total collaborators. We welcome everyone to apply and encourage submissions from folks living in the Cariboo Region, Queer, IBPOC and BC artists.

Please make contact by June 14th and we will get back to everyone by June 29th.

All participating artists will receive festival camping, a festival artist wristband and an honorarium.

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.

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!

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. 


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.


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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.