Call for Workshop Proposals – Isle of the Arts Festival 2022

We are now accepting arts+culture workshop and event proposals for the annual Isle of the Arts Festival, produced by the Gabriola Arts Council. From pottery to chalk to herbs to drawing to singing to woodworking and to everything in between. If you have a skill or event you’d be interested in sharing on Gabriola Island as part of this fun and fabulous 10 days arts festival, let us know!

The Gabriola Isle of the Arts Fest runs March 31st-April 10th 2022, and the deadline for proposals is December 8th 2021, by 5pm. GAC pays $70 per workshop hour and covers the cost of materials, venue, admin, marketing, and more.

Please email all proposals and/or questions to
Please include the following information with your proposal.

Workshop Title:

Description (under 75 words, written in 2nd person):

Length of workshop:

Age restriction (if any):

Bio (under 75 words, written in third person):

Materials participants will need to bring (lunch?):

Materials to buy (include cost and location of material):

Max # of participants:

Days you’re not available between March 31st and April 10th:


One high-res image of you (2-8mb):

One high-res image of your work or you making your work (2-8mb):

We look forward to inspiring one another!

We have an unusual set up for IoTA Festival Coordinator this year, but we think everyone will approve. We were looking for someone who would take on the IoTA Festival Coordinator job and run with it for years to come. We found that person in Shelley Twist, but she is brand new to Gabriola. Shelley brings over 20 years of experience in community arts and she is an artist herself. How could we not bring her on board? So we decided to split the position and have Alina Cerminara (a veteran of the Arts Council having put her passion and energy into the job for almost five years), act as a mentor and show Shelley the ropes. Alina and Shelley will work together to bring Gabriola an engaging and dynamic Isle of the Arts Festival. They will undoubtedly be a fantastic team, as they are both full of energy and have personality plus.

Welcome Shelley and Welcome Back (temporarily) Alina! We are so excited for this year’s festival!


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