We’re Hiring!

JOB POSTING: Event Manager/ Volunteer Coordinator Position

Pacific Coast Stage Company is looking to fill the position of Event Manager and Volunteer Coordinator for the 2020 Nanaimo Fringe Festival in Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island. The Nanaimo Fringe Festival runs August 6-15, 2020. This is a part-time position leading up to the 10-day Festival and full-time during the Festival itself. 

For more info and to apply, click here.

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