Many ways to get involved with Elevate

5th Annual Elevate Arts Festival June 2-4

Thinking about boarding the Elevate ship for the 5th Annual Elevate Arts Festival June 2-4?

Organizers have opened the doors on the launch pad and now is the time for volunteers, artists, project animators, supporters and team leaders to hop on. The energy is palpable as the fifth annual festival approaches and the community is invited to join the excitement in beautiful Downtown Courtenay.

Join the volunteer crew

Whether you want to wield a hammer or a kitchen knife, a paint brush or a PA, there are so many roles for volunteer of all ages and abilities. Want to volunteer together as a family? Great. Organizers will help make that happen. Want to help out with sign making in advance – that’s great too. The online volunteer application form has all the details or you can message Nancy at nancylovestrees@gmail.com to share your intentions.

Calling local creatives

The programming team for Elevate 2016 is still inviting street level art facilitators, poets, rock climbers (yes, rock climbers), roof top performers, song spinners and project animators to join us for this barrier-free creative adventure in the heart of Courtenay. Whether it’s a hands on art project for kinds, an installation, rockets or space ships, a trike race, human pyramid, flash mob or an interactive street level set up – they’d love to hear from you. Fill out the creatives application on the website at elevatethearts.com or message info@elevatethearts.com

Elevate billets

Another great way to help out with the Elevate Arts Festival is to provide billeting (accommodations) for visiting artists and performers for June 3 and 4. If you have a room, suite, cabin or awesome backyard camping set up, organizers would love to hear from you and find the perfect match for you and your family. Message Anna at rambow.anna@gmail.com

Elevate Finale Extravaganza

Have you ever dreamed of being a shining star? Have you ever wished you had the opportunity to be a part of something spectacular? Well, here’s your chance. NOVA FireSpun Performance Arts in collaboration with Flying Amanita Circus is putting together the Elevate Finale Extravaganza for Saturday evening June 4. Organizers are inviting interested community members to be a part of our Saturday night spectacle, no experience required. Rehearsals will be most Thursdays in May and a minimum commitment is required. Message Kerry at kkanarry@yahoo.com for rehearsal schedules.

Corporate support

Advertising in the Elevate Arts Festival Program (produced by the Comox Valley Record) is a great way to support this free community festival. The program is distributed throughout the Comox Valley  and includes the complete schedule of events for the whole festival and provides advertisers with wicked exposure to a captive and engaged readership. Message sales@comoxvalleyrecord.com for more info.

There’s more

Check out the website (elevatethearts.com)for ongoing updates and opportunities to engage through events and exhibitions at the Comox Valley Art Gallery and other downtown venues, poetry slams, the annual Photopia Photo Showcase, pop up parks, work/art parties, festival sponsorship, vending and more.

The Elevate Arts Festival is produced by a volunteer consortium of local businesses, cultural activists, professionals, creatives and others who believe in the vision of a barrier free cultural event in the heart of our community.

To get involved contact Meaghan at media@elevatethearts.com

 

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