Our Mandate

Pacific Coast Stage Company produces the annual Nanaimo Fringe Festival. We strive to raise awareness & increase the participation in theatre and media arts on a local and national level by showcasing Vancouver Island talent and building relationships connecting us across Canada.

Mission Statement:

Pacific Coast Stage Company is dedicated to nurturing Nanaimo’s emerging artists and connecting them with the rich community of touring artists on the thriving Canadian fringe circuit. Our festival removes barriers that many emerging and touring artists face. We strive to facilitate collaboration, artist experimentation and development, and unbounded artistic freedom to new and established artists alike. We intend to attract international performers to Nanaimo, while reserving half of our slots for local artists, as selected by lottery.

Pacific Coast Stage Company is a member of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals and abides by their mandate. You can read more about CAFF at their website.

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Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals.

Fringe and Fringe Festival are registered trademarks of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF) and cannot be used without expressed written permission from the Association. This trademark allows CAFF to ensure that any theatre festival in Canada that wishes to call itself “Fringe” must abide by the CAFF mandate and the four guiding principles.