Nelson Musical Festival Association
is planning to have a live Festival in March/April 2022.
Of course, this will depend entirely on the state of the COVID pandemic and BC Public Health Orders.

Although we are planning to have live performances in our various venues, we anticipate restricted admissions and a controlled number of people allowed in the venues. Therefore, we plan to live-stream the performances for the benefit of an audience to watch, online, the participants perform.

It is early days yet but we will frequently update this website as plans are confirmed and COVID information is known. We will be as flexible as possible in our planning to achieve the best possible Festival experience for our participants.

Please refer to this website for any changes to the Kootenay Festival of the Arts 2022.

Our scheduled dates:
                   Dance:     March 28 – April 2 
                    Piano:     April 4 – 8 
         Speech Arts:     April 4 – 8 
  Choral and Vocal:     April 4 – 8
 Strings and Guitar:    April 4 – 8
                   Winds:     April 4 – 8 
  Chamber Groups:     April 4 – 8 

Registrations are open and the deadline for registrations will be
DANCE: February 10, 2022,
and all other disciplines, February 15, 2022.


Kootenay Festival of the Arts
is proud to be affiliated with

We appreciate the generous support of our donors and sponsors, without whom our festival could not exist.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to our 2022 donors:
Christopher and Karin Hall on behalf of the Ted and Nadja Hall family
Dave and Molly Smith and family for the Ian Douglas Smith award,
administered through the Osprey Foundation
Donations to the Ian Douglas Smith award can be made through the Osprey Foundation, 88 – 625 Front St., Nelson BC, V1N 4B6
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