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Artisans Alive 2021

With June comes the start of Downtown Kamloops’ Artisan’s Alive music program!
June – September

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This year marks the 20th year for Artisan Alive in Downtown Kamloops. The program was started for two reasons: promoting and encouraging local musicians on their musical journey and providing ambiance and excitement to downtown!

Artisans Alive 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted all events, and consequently, in the music industry, many artists have been hit hard with the cancellation of music festivals and other live performances. One of the most immediate ways for musicians to continue performing is through live streaming, where fans, friends and family can safely watch from anywhere. Artisans Alive will consist of virtual performances displayed in business Downtown, and when Public Health Orders change, we can have live performances as done in the past.

How will these Virtual Performances take place?

Starting in August, we will have a 2-hour Virtual performance on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Two high-quality TV with speakers will be set up on a rotating basis on patios in downtown Kamloops to present each streamed 2-hr performance. Furthermore, we will use live platforms such as Facebook, where viewers can enjoy these performances from the comfort of their homes.

How can musicians apply to be part of this program?

In lieu of payment per performance, the artists take away choppable professionally developed audio and video media. Most events and grant applications require a digital sample from the musicians, but this is cost-prohibitive to most emerging artists. Our partnership with Ninth Company and the funding from Arts Commission allow musicians access to this service.

What are the application criteria?

Provide your artist portfolio by email admin@downtownkamloops.com

To apply, you must:

  • perform, compose, or create music to a semi-professional level,
  • be a resident of Kamloops,
  • provide video and written CV.

Contact Downtown Kamloops to participate! email admin@downtownkamloops.com

All successful candidates will receive an email confirmation and the next steps.


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