Want to perform at NVRC events? Apply by April 15!

Performers at NVRC events


North Vancouver Recreation & Culture (NVRC) is looking for talented, dynamic, crowd-pleasing performing artists for its 2024 events season. NVRC events are free or low-cost to encourage community connection and celebration of the arts.

“Highlighting the work of local performers is a key priority for NVRC,” says Neil Scott, NVRC’s Theatre & Events Supervisor. “We also aim to ensure the rich and vibrant diversity of the community is on display in our events. There are a number of opportunities for artists and performers at all levels and from all areas of the arts. The teams are excited to see the range of talents in this year’s applicants.”

Who can apply

  • Visual artists, musicians, dancers, theatrical performers and entertainers
  • Emerging, mid-career and professional artists
  • All genres welcome

NVRC recognizes that Indigenous art plays a key role in the community. Indigenous artists bring much needed perspectives, knowledge and skills to the wide variety of arts opportunities offered within NVRC. Applications from artists who are Indigenous, as well as from artists who are Black or persons of colour, are welcomed and encouraged.


Performance opportunities are available for the ‘Live & Local’ summer events series and Centennial Theatre’s AMPS (Artist & Musicians Performance Series) concerts. Live & Local delivers free, fun community experiences for North Vancouver residents and visitors. The AMPS concert series features local up-and-coming performers from a wide range of musical genres. 

These events are free or low-cost as a way to encourage community connection and celebration of the arts.

Perform at:

  • Centennial Theatre’s AMPS concert series – successful applicants will perform in a 650-seat theatre with full technical capabilities or the intimate black box studio. This program is focused on emerging artists, but all are welcome to apply. Artist will receive an honorarium and a percentage of ticket sales after expenses. Each night there will be two artists/bands each performing a 45-60 minute set.
  • Live & Local Artist Sessions – successful applicants will bring unique and engaging experiences to North Vancouver neighbourhoods. Artists will provide acoustic performances that do not require access to electrical. They will provide any required sound equipment, technical support and supplies as a part of their act. Performances will be one hour in length and artists will be paid $300.
  • Live & Local Plaza Pop-ups – successful applicants will bring unique experiences, workshops or performances to outdoor plazas in North Vancouver. Artists will be self-sufficient and provide any sound equipment, technical support and supplies as part of their performance or experiences. Access to electrical is provided. Performance opportunities may range from 30 minutes to two hours in length. Please include compensation expectations in your application.
  • Live & Local Concerts – successful applicants will bring energetic and engaging music performances to various outdoor audiences. Sound equipment and technical support will be provided. Performances will be two hours in length. Please include compensation expectations in your application.

How to apply

Fill out the online application form by April 15, 2024.

Be prepared to provide detailed information which may include performance video links, a biography, sound files, photos, and links to your social media and website.

We thank all artists for their interest; however, only those who are selected will be contacted for event opportunities.

If you have questions, please email perform@nvrc.ca.