Light Up The Hills – Call For Performers

Jun 21

2019 Light Up the Hills

CALL FOR PERFORMERS: Dance Works & Music Performances

PROPOSAL ENTRY DEADLINE: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

The West Shore Arts Council is inviting applications for dance works and music performances, to be presented at the 4th Light Up the Hills Lantern Festival in Langford, BC on September 21, 2018.

We are specifically looking for dance or music proposals that have illumination as part of the presentation. We request the work be a minimum 15 minutes in length. It is important to note that the space for performance —-

  • for music – will be 5 spots that are 8 X 8 (larger if musicians can adapt on grassy/pathway area)
  • for dance – will be one spot that is 40 X 30 on grass (in addition a station for music set up in a 10 X 10 space (with tent is advised) will be allowed)
  • for dance – will be one opportunity to perform eclectic dance pieces that unfold in several different areas of the park during the festival along the pathway. These spots would be small and on random surfaces such as grass, gravel and pavement.  This would require innovative use of small space.  Please contact us before application for further definition.

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 (art installation or performers) who has not yet had an opportunity to work with us, we would especially like to hear from you!

EVENT DETAILS: 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 perform a minimum 15 minutes piece inspired by the festival’s natural environment.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Applicants should submit:

  1. Contact information (name, address, phone, email, website)
  2. A brief description of the proposed work
  3. A minimum 15 minutes performance
  4. Number of dancers/performers
  5. Special technical requirements; please define electrical needs, if any
  6. If available –  a video or online link to a full-version or similar version of your proposed work to be presented

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: Artists will be notified by August 2, 2019 through email.

ARTIST FEES: 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. 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Proposal submissions are conducted via email to

EXHIBITION AND PUBLICITY: 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.

QUESTIONS: For more information, please contact the Arts Council by email at