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PERFORMANCE ARTIST 2022 APPLICATION


Thank you for your interest in applying to be a Bass Coast 2022 Performance Artist. 

Please note this application is only for dance, acrobatics, circus arts and theatre performers, and NOT for musical applications. 

Bass Coast Festival is an immersive, artistic experience. Each year we invite performing artists to contribute to our event through our dance, acrobatics, circus arts and theatre. Our goal is to showcase movement artists who create entertaining, engaging and diverse material through various platforms.

These are some of the performance styles we are looking for:

  • Roving Performances: Performances that move around the festival grounds, ideally with some interactive elements or characters
  • Group Stage Performances: Groups of 3 or more, with 5-20 minutes of stage time
  • Aerial Artists: Individuals, duos, or groups that are focused on aerial arts that are able to perform to their own music, or during another musical act (Lyra, Trapeze, Silks, Corde de Lisse)

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept applications for fire performances due to extreme weather related risks. This is non-negotiable despite any experience with fire safety and performance. Thank you for understanding.


Bass Coast places a strong emphasis on creativity, integrity, performance style, and connection. Priority will be given to performers who are creating their own choreographies, utilize creative costuming and present a style of performance that works well within the musical programming of the festival.

We curate a small yet focused set of performances every year. There will only be a few opportunities available. Please do not contact us about your application. You will receive a response from us by March 15, 2022.

Thank you very much for your interest in performing at Bass Coast. We appreciate you and the art that you are creating.

Important Info:

  • Performance Artist Applications run from Dec 1, 2021 - Feb 15, 2022. 
  • All applicants will be contacted by March 15, 2022.
  • Performance artists are required to provide their own costumes, performance equipment and music files if required.

Please note: all questions with * indicate a required field

Thank you, We look forward to reading 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.
Performance Name *
Individual name or Group name
Legal First Name *
If you are applying as a group, please provide the legal name of the lead contact name.
Legal Last Name *
If you are applying as a group, please provide the legal name of the lead contact name.
Phone *
Email *
Building Name/Street Number *
Street Name *
City *
Province *
Postal Code *
Country *
Website
Youtube or Vimeo link
Applications with video of teaching examples are encouraged.
Please include your performance focused biography. *
Have you performed at Bass Coast before?
YesNo
Have you performed at other festivals before?
YesNo
Please list your festival specific experience here and any references (with contacts) that you have.
Do you have a specific performance piece that you would like to present at Bass Coast?
(this isn't necessarily required for approval)
NoYes
Describe the specific performance(s) or style of performance that you would like to bring to Bass Coast.
Include the ideal length of your performance and list amount of performers and crew involved.
Please give us a sense of your musical inspirations and describe the ideal time of day/night for your performance. Will you require your own music?
Please outline any predicted technical requirements; lighting, sound, rigging, minimum stage footprint, tech rehearsals, etc. *
Do you have any access requirements we should be aware of? *
Signing below confirms that I have read and understand the details outlined in the Performance Artist Information Package, Liability Release and Code of Conduct *

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