Apply for the 2022 Nanaimo Fringe Festival

FESTIVAL RUNS: August 11 – 21nd, 2022

Artists submitting this application will perform an in-person show at the Nanaimo Fringe (Public Health guidance permitting), if selected in the lottery draw.


Artist Call

Apply for the 12th annual Nanaimo Fringe Festival! We welcome all mediums of performance: theatre, stand-up comedy, dance, spoken-word, and anything else your creativity can imagine! If you have an idea for a show, enter our non-curated open access festival for your chance to present your creative vision at an international festival.

Call for Multidisciplinary Fringe Artists

Pacific Coast Stage Co. has been dedicated to nurturing Nanaimo’s emerging and established artists for over a decade, connecting them with the rich community of touring acts on the thriving Canadian Fringe circuit. After successfully pivoting to a virtual event last year, the 2021 Nanaimo Fringe Festival aims to offer a myriad of hybrid shows; both in-person and online, indoors and outside, this summer.

Modelled after the iconic Edinburgh Fringe, we are: theatre, dance, spoken word, drag, stand-up comedy and more — so join us in celebrating eleven years of unbounded artistic expression right here in your own backyard!

2021 presents an exciting opportunity to reconfigure contemporary performing arts festivals alongside our essential artists, technicians and patrons. The pandemic may have forced our hand, but by our very nature we are adaptable, creative & resilient. Apply now and lend your artistic voice to the realization of a multimedia interdisciplinary festival that touches today’s culturally starved audiences — figuratively or otherwise — as we emerge from the 2020, ready to reunite once more.

          Bryony Dixon, Artistic Managing Producer.