Artist and Performer Application

Are you a member of a Community Performance group, an individual performer, an artist, an artisan, or an engaging workshop facilitator? If your answer is yes, then we want you to be part of next year’s many events!

This is your opportunity to invite the Niagara community to learn more about your cultural and artistic background, and to showcase how you keep culture alive in Canada! We are looking forward to finding out how you use your artistic talent to communicate with the community around you.

Join us in our new additions of an interactive multi-cultural workshop series. Special consideration will be paid to those applications offering workshop opportunities that connect with families with children and/or proven to engage youth. We are open to all applicant ideas, however, specifically are searching for leaders with the following specialties: Calligraphy, Cultural arts and crafts, Yoga and meditation, Drum making, Painting, Printmaking, Story Telling, Face painting, Hair braiding, Ping pong, Poetry, Drumming lessons, Dough art. Workshops can be offered for free, with a minimal fee or by participants purchasing tickets pre-event.

Artists can be traditional performance groups, such as dance and music or perhaps it can encompass storytelling and theater work in any language. We draw your attention to this year’s opportunities listed in the Application section, and we may be adding more dates throughout the month of May.

Please complete the application below. Applications and performance/workshop times will be juried/selected based on:

  • Compatibility to the Niagara Folk Arts Festival multicultural themes
  • A focus on engaging young families and youth attendees
  • Agreement to support their participation at the Festival through their own advertising/marketing

Please complete form.

  • By signing this document, the Community Performer/Workshop Contact agrees:
    - to be the conduit for information between the Festival Office and the Group/Club/Artists
    - to be responsible for transmitting accurate information to and from both parties
    - to be responsible for informing their members of planning progress
    - that they have the authority to speak on behalf of and make changes for their Group/Club/Artist
    - that they will advertise their Niagara Folk Arts Festival participation through their media conduits such as social media, print, signage, distribution of flyers