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Alberta's answer to the Botique Festival Experience. Join us July 26th + 27th for an expression of music, art and yoga showcasing our favorites from around the world and Alberta.

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN

VOLUNTEER + ART Grant + FOOD + MERCH

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BECOME A PART OF ALBERTA’S BOUTIQUE FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS

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Thank you for your interest in applying to be a Borealis 2019 Volunteer

Applications close JuLY 1

Borealis Festival creates unique opportunities for people to interact with music, art, nature and each other. Volunteering is an incredible way to dive deeper into the festival culture, expanding your skills and making new friends as you create the experience with us.

Please Note: Completed Volunteer Applications do not guarantee a position. Only Successful applicants will be contacted with a Deposit request and Volunteer contract which will outline their specific commitment.

VOLUNTEER OPTIONS

14 Hours: If you are working during the festival only (Noon Friday July 26 - Noon Sunday July 28)

21 Hours: If you are working during pre-show or post-show, (Noon June 24rd - Midnight July 25 / Noon Sunday July 28 - Noon Tuesday July 30)

Equipment Trade: If you are providing specialized equipment or vehicles to the festival

DEPOSIT

A $100 volunteer deposit may be required to process your application upon acceptance if you have not volunteered with us before. The Deposit is refundable upon completion of your volunteer contributions.

Please ensure you are available for the tasks described in your application. Successful applicants will be sent a deposit link and asked to confirm, as changes to availability cannot be accepted once your Deposit and your application have been processed.

CANCELLATIONS

The Deposit protects the festival if a volunteer cancels or does not show up to their shifts. If for some reason you need to cancel before July 5th, you are responsible for finding another volunteer who is available for the exact same shifts and qualified for the teams you selected. The replacement must be approved in advance by the volunteer coordinator. Alternatively, if there is a medical or work emergency, please provide a doctor’s note or letter from your employer to receive a refund of your Deposit. Any cancellations after July 5th, are non-transferable and Deposits will be non-refundable.


Name *
Name
If so list your supervisor and role.
Do you have, and are you willing to contibute any of the following to the festival
Check all that apply. Certain contributions like equipment and vehicles may result in fewer hours required for your volunteer contribution.
Time Availability *
Check all that apply.
What Role would you would prefer? *
Check your top 3, we cannot guarantee space on the team of your choice but will try to make sure everyone lands where they would enjoy!

ART GRANT APPLICATIONS

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Thank you for your interest in applying to the Borealis 2019 ART GRANT PROGRAM.

Applications close July 1

Borealis Festival aims to be an immersive, artistic experience. Therefore we now invite artists to exhibit at our event through our new Art Grant program.

The art exhibit expands over the entire site creating a cohesive artistic experience for attendees. Our goal is to enhance our festival with compelling environments created with the support of the Art Grant funding. We support and showcase visual artists, from virtuosos to those just beginning their professional careers.

Please thoroughly read the application before submitting and make sure your art meets the criteria we’re looking for.

We’re seeking the following:

  1. Three dimensional art that has strong evocative qualities

  2. Designs that are interactive with the viewer

  3. Installations that initiate profound conversation

  4. Successful applicants must:

    • create unique and innovative concepts.

    • incorporate natural elements and/or repurposed materials.

    • include interesting lighting design.

    • build structurally sound designs, built to the AB code.

    • use weather resistant materials.

    • carry their own liability insurance for inherently risky or overhead structures

Art may be pre-existing or in the design phase when submitting your application.

Important Info:

  • Art Grant Applications run until May 1, 2019 (submissions will not be reviewed until May 1, 2019).

  • All applicants will be contacted by June 1, 2019

VERY IMPORTANT INFO:

  • No pop up tents, if you use a tent it must be disguised

  • No rental fencing

  • No tarps, unless disguised

  • Installations that do not match the description provided in the application or offer may have their grant revoked and be asked to remove the structure from the festival grounds.

What is your name? *
What is your name?
Phone Number *
Phone Number
Images of the project if it has been used elsewhere before, Some examples of other previous works, Any sketches that will be helpful for us to consider.
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Have you been to Borealis Festival before? *

ARTISAN RETAIL VENDOR APPLICATIONS

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Thank you for your interest in applying to be a Borealis 2019 ARTISAN RETAILER.

Applications close July 1

Borealis Festival is committed to creating an exciting and immersive experience for our attendees. This vision extends to our artisan vendors. We encourage you to step away from single booth pop-up vending tents and create something unique and inspiring.

We are looking for:

  • Unique, quality items that will sell at the Borealis Festival.

  • Creative and aesthetically attractive vending booths.

Important Info:

  • Vendor Applications close on April 1, 2019.

  • Only successful applicants will be contacted. All successful applicants will be responded to by April 15, 2019.

Please read this info packet so you are informed of our expectations + offering.

What is your name? *
What is your name?
Phone Number *
Phone Number
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This will also be used on the Borealis Festival website for successful applicants
Have you been a vendor a Borealis Festival before? If so what year(s)? *
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FOOD VENDOR APPLICATIONS

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Thank you for your interest in applying to be a Borealis 2019 Food Vendor.

Applications close July 1

Food is an important part of the Borealis Festival experience. Over 400 attendees, crew members and volunteers will be on site for several days. We are looking for vendors who offer tasty and nourishing things to eat and are willing to help us fulfill our mandate of minimizing our environmental impact. We encourage food vendors to locally source resources and come up with innovative ways to reduce waste on site.

Important Info:

  • Food Vendor Applications close on April 1, 2019.

  • Only successful applicants will be contacted. All successful applicants will be responded to by April 15, 2019.

What is your name? *
What is your name?
Phone Number *
Phone Number
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This will also be used on the Borealis Festival website for successful applicants
Have you been a vendor a Borealis Festival before? If so what year(s)? *
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DANCE & MOVEMENT APPLICATIONS

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Thank you for your interest in applying to be a Borealis 2019 DANCE & MOVEMENT Artist.

Applications Are Now Closed

Borealis Festival is an immersive, artistic experience. We invite performing artists to contribute to our event through dance, acrobatics, movement, and theatre. Our goal is to showcase movement artists who create entertaining, engaging and diverse material through various platforms.

These are some of the performance styles we are looking for:

SOLO DANCE

Individual dancers, to be paired with several musical artists with 30 minutes of stage time each

GROUP STAGE PERFORMANCES

Groups of 3 or more, with 5-20 minutes of stage time

AERIAL ARTISTS

Individuals, duos, or groups that are focused on aerial arts that are able to perform to their own music, or during another musical act (Lyra, Trapeze, Silks, Corde de Lisse)


PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept applications for fire performances due to extreme weather related risks. This is non-negotiable despite any experience with fire safety and performance. Thank you for understanding.

Borealis places a strong emphasis on creativity, integrity, performance style, and connection. Priority will be given to performers who are creating their own choreographies, utilize creative costuming and present a style of performance that works well within the musical programming of the festival.

We curate a small yet focused set of performances every year. There will only be a few opportunities available. Please do not contact us about your application. You will receive a response from us by May 01, 2019 if we are interested. If you do not hear from us, please try again next year.

Thank you very much for your interest in performing at Borealis. We appreciate you and the art that you are creating.

Important Info:

  • Performance Artist Applications close April 1.

  • All applicants will be contacted by May 1, 2019.

  • Performance artists are required to provide their own costumes, performance equipment and music files if required. Solo artists may be asked to curate costumes to a specified theme.

Name *
Name
The stage name of your dance/movement group or your name if you are a solo performer.
Phone *
Phone
A short to medium description of your history/training in movement arts
Have you performed at Borealis Before? *
Have you performed at any other festivals before? *
What type of music is best suited to pair your movement with?, Do you prefer to be positioned on stage or interacting in the environment?
Ex. Aerial Hanging, Trapeze, Props, etc

YOGA & MOVEMENT WORKSHOP APPLICATIONS

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Thank you for your interest in applying to be a Borealis 2019 Workshop Presenter.

Applications Are Now Closed

We're looking for passionate educators to teach yoga, meditation, movement and dance workshops at this year's event. Please note, we have limited space and time for workshops and we expect to receive a large volume of applications. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Workshop presenters will receive one GA ticket, in return for conducting one or two classes. Some presenters will be asked to teach one class and assist with another movement class.

We're looking for the following:

  1. Educators with training and experience relevant to their workshop topic

  2. Accessible and inclusive workshops and classes that offer unique and innovative perspectives and techniques

  3. Workshops and classes that fit into the ethos and aesthetic of Borealis Festival

Important Info:

  • Workshop Applications run until April 1, 2019.

  • All applicants will be contacted by May 1, 2019

What is your name? *
What is your name?
Phone Number *
Phone Number
Have you been to Borealis Festival before? *

ARTIST APPLICATIONS (MUSIC)

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Thank you for your interest in applying to be a Borealis 2019 Artist.

Music Applications ARE NOW CLOSED

Borealis Festival is an immersive, artistic experience. Each year we invite musicians and sound artists to contribute to our event through our DJ and Live Performance. Our goal is to showcase new artists who create fresh unique music that challenges, engages, and entertains. Our focus is on cutting edge bass, house, techno, live and experimental electronic music but there are no necessary rules - we ask that you put your best foot forward and consider our previous lineups before applying.

Borealis places a strong emphasis on creativity, integrity, performance style, and engagement with community. Priority will be given to performers who are creating, producing, or releasing original music, and who are a stylistic fit with the musical programming of the festival.

We curate a small yet focused set of artists every year. There will only be a few opportunities available. Please do not contact us about your application. You will receive a response from us by March 18, 2019 if we are interested. If you do not hear from us, please try again next year.