Isle of The Arts Festival 2023 Workshop Submissions

The deadline for proposals is December 16th 2022, 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 or fill out the form on

The Gabriola Isle of the Arts Fest runs March 30th to April 9th, 2023. There isn’t a theme just yet, as we’re hoping the offerings determine that as the applications arrive. So no parameters beyond it has to take place on Gabriola during the festival and you can accommodate a minimum of 12 people, we can go larger, that is the minimum unless there is something specific about your workshop that it requires a smaller audience.

Please note we are also looking to live stream at least 5 workshops. We normally do this from the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre without a live audience, but on Zoom. We turn GAHC into a TV studio and the instructor has a large screen to see what their workspace looks like for participants. This is all about accessibility and reaching beyond the shores of our tiny island.

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If your proposal is accepted, we will use this text in our brochure and on our website. Please write in the third person, e.g. "Joan has been building and flying whirligigs for more than 30 years ... "
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Your Workshop

Be creative. "Wild & Wacky Whirligigs" is better than "How to Make a Whirligig".
Is this an in-person workshop or a Zoom workshop?
Maximum 75 words. If your proposal is accepted, we will use this text in our brochure and on our website. Please write in the 3rd person, e.g. "You will be building a giant whirligig using only driftwood and elastic bands." Other important information: Will the participants make an item or object to take home? Will they bring in an item that will be altered or re-created? What knowledge will they gain?
Does your workshop happen over two or more days, or is it a single session?
E.g. chairs, tables, room size, technical equipment, etc. What would your ideal venue be? Do you plan to offer this workshop out of your home studio?
We can reimburse a limited amount of travel and accommodation expenses. Please indicate which option you will require.*
Note: If you are not from Gabriola and would require overnight accommodation, we may be able to provide a billetting opportunity.
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