Join our ArtsWells team this summer | Paid job postings now open

“The 6 days spent with Peter Corbett as guide was a breakthrough for me in terms of how to paint quickly and effectively outside and I discovered new techniques and new ways to paint in the studio.  Peter, artist and scientist, is the perfect mentor for outdoor painting; he understands so much about the land, animals, water and atmosphere and he shares all that he knows and loves with enthusiasm and spirit.  We painted in the town, at Bowron Lake, summits on the road, rivers and marshes, and clouds in the sky.  We honed our field studies in the studio. We worked hard and long and it seemed like play,”  said Louise Drescher of Rossland, BC of her experience at the 2017 residency.
We’re excited to share the news that our Winter Guided Residency with Peter Corbett is almost full. Please call our office on 1800 442 2787 or head here for more information or to secure your spot this coming March!



ArtsWells is only 165 days away, this means all our teams are working extremely hard to present to you, the Bestival (Best Festival Ever)! Our musical performer applications have now closed, we are now taking applications for Workshops Literary, Film, Theatre and Visual Art to apply head here.
Also, Early Bird tickets have sold out, there are a limited amount of Early Crow tickets available on our website. BUT hurry, they won’t last long!

Volunteer Applications

As a not-for-profit arts organization, Island Mountain Arts relies heavily on the generosity, goodwill & dedication of our enthusiastic volunteers to bring the ArtsWells Festival to life. We’re so grateful to our volunteers & particularly those who come back year after year. Volunteering for ArtsWells is more than just a free ticket; it’s wonderful welcoming to into our creative community. You can apply here:

Media Callout

We’re forever on the hunt for photographers, bloggers & media to join us in our celebration of everything art! Whether you take fantastic photos, produce exciting reviews or can capture creative film edits, we want to know you, and we want to showcase your talents to our ArtsWells community. Simply follow the link HERE to apply.

Summer Students!

Are you between the ages of 16 & 30, working or studying in the areas of fine arts, performing arts, arts administration, marketing or media? Well, we want you to join our team this summer, we have four paid positions that are now open. They are ArtsWells Festival Production Assistant, Summer Program Liaison, Community Outreach Co-ordinator & Summer Gallery Program Coordinator!
Head here for all employment opportunities or to apply:

Summer Programs: Registration Now Open!

Island Mountain Arts is excited to announce its summer line up of workshops, projects and residencies. From writing and drawing, to dancing and harping, we hope you’ll find something inspiring.
Scholarships and bursaries are available for all of our programs. May 15 is the deadline to apply and May 1 is the deadline for the Toni Onley Artists’ Project (please note that the Artists Project has a spereate application process).
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