Movement Workshop Information Package

Thank you for your interest in applying to present at Bass Coast Festival.

Bass Coast takes place from July 12-15, 2024, in Merritt, BC on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Nlaka’pamux and Syilx people.

Festivals are a platform for inspiring learning, personal growth and the development of healthy practices. Bass Coast has two dedicated movement spaces. The Slowtempo Stage is located on the beach from 10 AM - 6 PM daily, and the Movement sessions at The Cabin Stage run from 10 AM - 2:30 PM daily.  If you would like to present at Bass Coast Festival 2024, please read the following information and submit an application. 

We’re looking for:

  • Qualified teachers with 3+ years of teaching experience in movement, including dance, stretching, meditation, yoga, and other modalities
  • Accessible and inclusive workshops and classes that offer unique and innovative perspectives and techniques
  • Workshops and classes that fit into the ethos and aesthetic of Bass Coast Festival
  • Safe, experienced and creative classes
  • Classes that hold an awareness of cultural safety and sensitivities 

Important Info:

  • Workshop Applications close on Feb 1, 2024.
  • Only successful applicants will be contacted.
  • All successful applicants will receive a response by March 15, 2024. 

Movement Workshop presenters will receive ONE GA ticket, with Wednesday and Thursday Entry, in return for conducting one class and assisting with another movement class. If you have a co-facilitator, workshop facilitator tickets will be available for purchase to the applicant. 

Bass Coast is a 19-plus event; photo ID is required to enter the festival site. No animals are permitted on-site before, during or after the event. 

Please take a moment to read about our Accessibility services: 

Bass Coast is committed to fostering its safe and inclusive community. In order to do so, Bass Coast requires that its team, contributors, volunteers and attendees understand and agree to this Code of Conduct in relation to all activities regarding the Festival. Please take a moment to read our Code of Conduct:

Please take on the responsibility to do your research and educate yourself on this issue. When choosing and delivering teaching, practice, clothing and stylings for Bass Coast and anytime, ask these questions:

  1. Does this teaching, practice, and/or items hold traditional significance to a community or culture?
  2. Is the teaching, practice, and/or items intended to express religious beliefs or political statements?
  3. Does the teaching, practice, and/or items designate respect and/or status within that culture?

 If the answer is yes to any of the above (or if you don’t know), we ask you to reconsider. Bass Coast’s harm reduction strategy is committed to providing a culturally safe environment for the whole community. A culture of mutual respect is a fundamental part of the Bass Coast experience. Even if you think your specific use of a culturally significant teaching, practice, piece of clothing, and/or makeup is respectful, other community members may find it insensitive or upsetting. We ask that you avoid teaching, selling, and/or wearing these practices and/or items at Bass Coast in order to maintain a welcoming and comfortable environment for all festival attendees. 

Please take a moment to read more about our ETHOS:

Movement Workshops will be presented at the Cabin Stage or Slowtempo Stage. Workshops are programmed from Thursday, July 11 - Sunday, July 14.

Prepare for all weather. We may experience extreme heat, torrential rain, severe thunderstorms or high winds. Classes and workshops continue as programmed, rain or shine.

Presenters receive one Wednesday and Thursday Entry ticket, which includes General Admission camping in select areas. 

We require that all applicants are available to be scheduled to teach sometime between Thursday, July 11 - Sunday, July 14, from 10 AM - 6 PM.  If you cannot commit to these times, please note your availability in the special requests section of the application form.

Bass Coast Festival will continue to operate in accordance with provincial and local health guidelines and recommendations. The government of British Columbia’s current response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic can be viewed here.

All Movement presenters must have 2 million in liability insurance. Bass Coast Site Address: 1000 Midday Valley Road Merritt, BC V1K 1L4

Please take a moment to read our Liability Waiver: 

Feb 1: Applications close at 11:59 PM
Mar 15: Successful facilitators contacted
May 1: Proof of insurance and confirmed technical needs deadline
July 10: Gates open for Wednesday and Thursday Early Entry ticket holders