Suitcase in Point and festival partners are now accepting applications to be a part of In the Soil Arts Festival 2019, celebrating of the unique artistic talents of Niagara and beyond. Showcase opportunities are available for music, theatre, media, film, dance, streetscape, interactive art, artisans and more.
This year, the festival will take place from 7 – 9 June 2019 in multiple venues throughout downtown St. Catharines. The decision to move the festival from April to (potentially) warmer days of June came after organizers solicited community feedback following a successful tenth edition last spring.
Artists and artisans of all disciplines are invited to dig in. In the Soil Arts Festival encourages applications from emerging to professional artists and aims to showcase work that is culturally diverse.
Apply now here!
In the Soil Arts Festival brings Niagara artists from a range of disciplines together to provide unique audience experiences. The festival nurtures the creation of new work, showcases talent, encourages innovation, offers learning opportunities for youth and provides intimate and uncommon platforms for audiences to experience work by contemporary performing and literary artists, musicians and media artists. In the Soil is Niagara’s homegrown arts festival and is working to make a Niagara that is self-determining and culturally distinct. To date, the festival has brought together more than 2500 artists and 30,000 audience members together for this annual community celebration. Dig it!
In the Soil Arts Festival is produced annually by Suitcase in Point Theatre Company. Our Steering Committee also includes Greenbelt Arts, Niagara Artists Centre (NAC) and WOW Recording Studio & Creative Music Space. We are grateful for the public support of the City of St. Catharines, Ontario Arts Council, and the Department of Canadian Heritage. A big thank you to our season sponsors: The Merchant Ale House, Oast House Brewers, Fielding Estate Winery, Rise Above, Beechwood Doughnuts and CallKarl.ca. The festival would not be possible without the support of volunteers, businesses and community members each year.