2020 Community Partnerships!

New partnership announcement!

Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre is offering up to TWO sponsorships for Indigenous artists to participate in the TENTH annual Nanaimo Fringe Festival, running August 6-15th, 2020.

Interested artists must apply before February 28th, 2020, and indicate their eligibility for this financial support.

2020 also introduces an exciting partnership with Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society aimed at increasing participation amongst diverse local applicants!

The Immigrant Welcome Centre will be offering up to FIVE sponsorships for newcomer/cultural artists (based on need) to cover the cost of Nanaimo Fringe Festival participation fees. Simply submit an additional online bursary application form along with your artist submission to be considered for this generous support.

Online Artist Application —> https://forms.gle/RaGJmmgvULAKWycd8

Sponsorship Application —> https://forms.gle/R9TPW9dafpKTMPta6

And the Winners ARE…


Local Artist

  1. “Dance with Disease” by Dean Chadwick
  2. “Narcissistic B*tch” (the musical) by Carolyn Thomas
  3. “Oasis” by Drew McLachlin
  4. “Around the World in 60 Minutes” (or 90 minutes) by Laurie Hutchinson (fyi, fringe shows need to be less than 75 minutes)

National Artist

  1. “Mel Malarkey Gets The Bum’s Rush” by Charlie Petch
  2. “The Ghost Project” by Karie Richard
  3. “How I Murdered My Mother” by Gerald Williams

International Artist

  1. “Weaving Webs” by Julie Leir-VanSickle
  2. “A Mystics Journey” by Tony Molesworth
  3. “Oh Susanna” by Gerson Robboy

2019 Lottery Open

We are now accepting lottery applications.

Festival Dates: August 8 – 17, 2019
Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

Application Fee ($25) deadline: February 28th, 2019 **you will not be considered for the lottery unless we’ve received your payment**
Lottery Winners announced: March 1, 2019
Fee ($200) Deadline for lottery winners: March 18, 2019

Visit https://nanaimofringe.com/ for more details
Email us at nanfringe@gmail.com

The total fee for the Nanaimo Fringe is $225 CAD, non-refundable processing fee ($25) and tax included.

To apply to the lottery, you need to submit a $25 non-refundable lottery fee before Feb. 28 via PAYPAL (link below) or by mail

After the lottery, you will be notified of your status. If you are drawn in the lottery, you will need to submit the rest of your payment ($200) by March 10. If you are on the waiting list, no further payment action will be required until we can offer you a spot in the festival.