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Thank you for your interest in applying for a Bass Coast Art Grant.
Bass Coast Festival is a thoughtfully curated music and art festival. Bass Coast takes place July 8 - 11, 2022, outside the city of Merritt, BC on the shared traditional territories of the Nłeʔkepmx and Sylix.

Since the inception of our Art Grant program in 2012 we have invited artists to exhibit at our event through the program and given out over $160,000 in grants. The art exhibit expands over the entire site creating a cohesive artistic experience for attendees. Our goal is to enhance our festival with compelling environments created with the support of the Art Grant funding. We support and showcase visual artists, from virtuosos to those just beginning their professional careers. Please read the application thoroughly before submitting to ensure your art meets the criteria we’re looking for.

We’re seeking the following:

  • innovative three dimensional art 
  • designs that are interactive with the viewer
  • installations that light up at night
  • installations that initiate profound conversation
  • designs that create an environment that encourages viewers to gather

Mandatory Criteria

  • create unique and innovative concepts
  • incorporate natural elements and/or repurposed materials
  • focus on sustainable building materials and methods 
  • include interesting lighting design
  • include a seating area, create an environment 
  • build structurally sound designs, built to the B.C. code
  • use weather resistant materials
  • carry liability insurance on overhead or inherently risky installations

Art may be pre-existing or in the design phase when submitting your application.


Bass Coast 2022 Art Grant submissions will consist of 1 round.

ROUND 1: Dec 15th 2021 - Feb 15th 2022

    • Submissions will be reviewed Feb 15th, 2022, successful applicants will be notified by Mar 15, 2022

    Radius Clause: Installations that receive a financial grant of over $3000 may be asked to sign a radius clause and cannot present the same project at any festival within 500km BEFORE the Bass Coast exhibition.

    Art Installations are required to be set up no later than 11:59pm on Thursday, preshow. Art Installation Crews can enter site on Wednesday,  (special requests can be made for earlier entry). Art Installations must be removed by 5 PM, Monday post fest.

    Art Installation Crews are expected to ensure that their installation remains safe and functioning well throughout the entirety of the festival. Bass Coast Festival is not liable for any damaged art installations.


    • No pop up tents, if you use a tent it must be disguised 
    • No rental fencing
    • No tarps, unless disguised
    • Art that does not match the description provided in the application or offer may be asked to be removed from the site and the grant revoked.

    Thank you, we look forward to reviewing your application.


    Please do not navigate away from this page while filling out the application form. If you press the back button you will lose the information collected and will need to start again.
    First Name *
    Last Name *
    Email *
    Unit Number, Number and street *
    City *
    Postal Code *
    Province/Country *
    Installation Name *
    Brief Description *
    Please describe your project in under 50 words. NOTE: grants will only be awarded to finished projects that match the description below.

    IMPORTANT: Your answers will be held on file but we strongly suggest you keep a copy of your answers in a separate document for future reference.
    Image 1 - Your best image *
    If your installation does not yet exist you may upload an image of your 3D model or a high quality sketch. If accepted this will become your profile image on basscoast.ca
    Your past work *
    Please upload an image of a finished piece of art you have created.
    Your company must own this website. Please do not put links to other artists' websites. If you do not have a website please leave this blank.
    Supporting Image Upload *
    You must submit a minimum of 3 supporting images. Suggestions include: projects sketches, lighting plan, building materials, engineering papers, roof/waterproof plan, high wind plan 
    Add another (Max 5)
    What are the costs associated with your project? *
    Have you attended Bass Coast before? If so, how do you think your project will contribute to the environment?* *
    Artist Bio *
    Please describe you and your team in under 50 words

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