Children’s Arts Festival Community Organization Applications 2022


The Children’s Arts Festival is back and better than ever! On Saturday, September 17th, the Kamloops Arts Council will be hosting a fun-filled day of artistic performances and engaging activities in Riverside Park.

If you are interested in being part of the festivities, complete the application below.

Non-profits, community groups and arts or children’s related businesses are invited to join us on this imaginative and entertaining day at Riverside Park! This is an excellent chance to interact with the community and provide information about yourself.


  • You MUST provide an arts-based activity that is free for children or families.
  • Sales of merchandise and/or fundraising are NOT permitted. The objective of the CAF is to enrich our community’s youth (ages 2 and up) by exposing them to a variety of arts.
  • You may advertise your organization.

We sincerely hope that you will appreciate the value of this opportunity, and we thank you for your interest.

Please note, that applications will go through a selection process. The organizations/businesses chosen are dependent upon the number of submissions received in addition to the variety and quality of activities planned.


When: September 17, 2022
Where: Riverside Park (East end)
Set Up: Please arrive before 8:30am as vehicles must vacate the park by 9:00am. To be discussed.
Duration: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Commitment to the dates and times you have signed up for is very important. If you are sick, will be late, or wish to withdraw your application, please contact Marta Oraniewicz at

Theme: Rivers to Rainbows
We are all about being friends of the earth with a focus on being eco-friendly. Rivers, Earth, and Sky are subcategories for planning. You are welcome to have fun with your own dress on the day!


KAC will have a limited supply of tents, tables and table coverings. If you are able to bring your own, please do so. Your table and tent must be decorated to go with the theme. You must produce an arts-related activity that fits the Rivers to Rainbows theme and is eco friendly at your booth from 10am-4pm. The activity must be provided free of charge for the children of our community.


While there is no fee associated with the event itself, all organizations are required to have an active Kamloops Arts Council membership. This is to cover the cost of insurance.

Covid-19 Response
The Kamloops Arts Council cannot guarantee that all activities, performances, etc., will be possible under future Covid-19 regulations. In the case that further restrictions are needed due to Covid-19 regulations, you must have a backup plan for your workshop/activity.

Please note, as prepared and preventative as we try to be, there remains the possibility that the Children’s Arts Festival may be cancelled under Public Health Orders. This is the worst-case scenario but is entirely possible.

Criminal Record Check
For Children’s Arts Festival, you are required to complete a vulnerable sector criminal record check as we will be working with children. As you are not employed by the KAC, you will complete a volunteer criminal record check and payment is not required. After you apply, you will be given a letter that can be taken to your nearest RCMP detachment for a request.

This form is currently closed for submissions.

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7 Seymour Street West (at 1st)
Kamloops, BC V2C 1E4


Tues to Fri, 10-12 & 1-5;
Saturday 10-12 & 1-4

The Kamloops Arts Council office and KAC Main Gallery are located in the city-owned Old Courthouse Cultural Centre at 7 Seymour Street West. We share this wonderful century-old building with the Courthouse Gallery Cooperative and Theatre BC (Mainstage).

Visit us, our gallery and the rest of the amazing arts groups that are housed under one roof!

Please note: Kamloops Arts Council does not handle bookings for rentals of the Old Courthouse.  For information on rentals, please contact City of Kamloops Arts, Facility Booking, at or (250) 828-3707.

KAC is situated on the traditional and unceded lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc within the ne Secwepemcúl’ecw

We acknowledge the financial support of our Core Supporters: The City of Kamloops and BC Arts Council