2021 Light Up the Hills Call for Performances

Jul 09

CALL for Dance, Music & Acting Performances

PROPOSAL ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, July 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

After a COVID break, the West Shore Arts Council (WSAC) together with Westhills Land Corp. is presenting the fifth Light Up the Hills festival taking place on Saturday, September 18, 2021, in the Westhills community in Langford, BC.

We are specifically looking for dance, music or acting proposals that have illumination as part of the presentation. Depending on the performance, we request the work be about 15 minutes in length.

The West Shore Arts Council strives to continually reach out to include new artists in our various events. If you are an individual or group who has not yet had an opportunity to work with us, we would especially like to hear from you!


Light Up the Hills is a family-friendly outdoor festival of light presented by the West Shore Arts Council and Westhills. Held after dark, the featured illuminated artworks and entertainment spaces will create a spectacular glowing effect throughout the community. Event participants will walk along a designated path, passing by various performances and artworks, using hand-made lanterns to guide their way. This community-focused event aims to showcase the creativity of local artists, musicians, and performers.


  1. Please submit a description of the type of performance that will be given. If a video is available, please submit this also. It is to your benefit to submit promotional photos along with your application. If your work is selected for the festival, these photos will be used for media releases and will be considered for poster/program design. By submitting photos, it is understood the Applicant has received permission from the Photographer that the photos will be used for the promotion of the Festival and that there will be no payment for the use of these photos. Photographers will be credited, where possible.
  2. Arts organizations on the Westshore will be given first priority.
  3. Performers from various backgrounds are invited to be inspired by the festival’s natural environment.


Applicants should submit:

  1. Contact information (name, address, phone, email, website)
  2. A brief description of the proposed work
  3. Length of performance
  4. Number of dancers/performers
  5. Technical requirements; For example, please define electrical needs
  6. If available – a video or online link to a full-version or similar version of your proposed work to be presented


Artists will be notified by July 23, 2021.


Performing Artists will be offered artist fees at a minimum of $300 and may be increased by the adjudicating committee depending on size/type of the work/program.


Please submit proposals via email to wsac.events@gmail.com


By submitting, you are granting permission to the participating organizations to use images of artwork accepted into the festival for publicity purposes. Images of the selected works may be featured on the West Shore Arts Council and Westhills websites and social media. There may also be a feature in the Goldstream News Gazette and in the West Shore Arts Council newsletter. Credit will be given to the artist.


For more information, please contact the Arts Council by email at wsac.events@gmail.com