Apply to the Festival

The Seventh Annual


Nanaimo, British Columbia – August 10 – 20, 2017

APPLICATIONS are now closed, thank you to all who applied

LOTTERY RESULTS ANNOUNCED: Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Look for Lottery Results here and on our Facebook page.

We Provide

  • A friendly & innovative festival event in Vancouver Island’s Hub City of Nanaimo
  • 6 scheduled performances
  • Basic outfitted venue (average 70 seats)
  • One technician, front of house management
  • Box office volunteers, at-door and advance ticket service
  • Up to 3 hours technical rehearsal
  • A listing in our program (with short description and graphic)
  • Blanket festival promotion
  • Local media contact list
  • 100% Box office receipts (you are responsible for ensuring your company pays all applicable taxes on revenue generated)

You Provide

  • A fully produced show, ready to be seen by an audience
  • An email address and contact person we can reach on a regular basis
  • Tech and promotional details.  Questionnaires and deadlines will be provided.
  • All your food, travel, work permit (if required), production, royalty, union fees, and artist fee expenses (including relevant tax fees)
  • Your own show-specific promotional materials (posters, flyers, media releases), distributed by you
  • Any speciality technical equipment (ie. projectors, monitors, lapel mics, pianos, keyboards, fog machines, etc.)

Schedule Details:

  • 60 min run time is recommended.  Up to 70 min is permitted.
  • For each performance, companies are given 15min of setup, 15min for the audience to load in (additional setup can happen during audience load in) and 15min for the audience to load out and strike.

Application Fee:

The total Festival Fee is $200. $25 of this fee is a non-refundable application fee. All applications need to pay the non-refundable fee of $25 to be entered in the lottery. If selected at the lottery, groups will be invoiced the remaining $175, to be paid within 7 days.


We cannot guarantee visiting companies free accommodations in Nanaimo, but we will do our best to arrange billets for as many people as we can.

Cancellation deadline:  April 1, 2017.

If you notify us in writing of your intention to withdraw on or before April 1st, our $175 confirmation fee will be refunded. After this date your fees are non-refundable, no exceptions.

Payment of the application fee needed to be received by March 1, 2017
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