Performing Arts BC 2022

Participants in the Kootenay Festival of the Arts and other BC music festivals are eligible to participate in the Provincial Festival of the Performing Arts in Cranbrook, BC, June 5 to 9, 2022.

Adjudicators may, at their discretion, recommend qualified performers to proceed to the Provincial Festival competition in the following disciplines:

  Piano        Strings
                   Classical Voice       Speech and Dramatic Arts
Musical Theatre        Classical Guitar
            Dance         Instrumental
    Chamber Groups


Performing Arts BC is the association of thirty-four regional festivals that each year hosts the provincial finals in the artistic disciplines of music, voice, dance, and speech arts.   The festival brings together emerging young artists for a week of workshops, performances, seminars, and masterclasses with some of North America`s finest adjudicators, and is the largest event of its kind in Canada.

The mandate of Performing Arts B.C. is to educate, inspire, and stimulate young performers; to recognize, develop, and encourage emerging professional talent; and to cultivate a life-long passion for the arts.

Performing Arts B.C. is a unique event in the artistic world and affords emerging young performers of this province the opportunity to study with and be mentored by outstanding professionals in a nurturing environment. The festival has opened doors to the broader artistic community for thousands of talented young individuals and has enabled a great many of them to achieve their goals of a performing career in dance, music, and theatre.