We work in concert with local and regional festivals to educate, inspire and stimulate students/performers and to cultivate a life-long passion for the arts.
About Performing Arts BC
Established in 1964, Performing Arts BC is a not-for-profit charity which acts as the umbrella organization for 33 regional performing arts festivals throughout BC. Annually, over 26,000 young musicians, dancers and dramatic artists, ranging in age from 5 to 28, participate in one of these festivals. The festival setting gives them an opportunity to gain invaluable educational and performing experience. The Provincial Festival is the pinnacle of BC's festival circuit. Hosted by a different regional festival each year, only the most promising young performers from each regional festival are recommended to the Provincial Festival where they compete and participate in adjudicated sessions, masterclasses, coaching, workshops and technique classes with some of North America's finest adjudicators. Classes are offered at the Provincial level in Classical Voice, Musical Theatre, Piano, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Guitar, Chamber Music, Speech Arts, Ballet, Modern Dance and Stage Dance.