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


  • 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.
Have you been to Borealis Festival before? *