Movement Workshop Information Package

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

Bass Coast takes place July 8-11, 2022, outside the city of Merritt, BC on the shared traditional territories of the Nłeʔkepmx and Syilx.

Festivals can be a platform for inspiring learning, personal growth and the development of healthy practices.  Bass Coast has 2 dedicated movement spaces. The Studio is located in our main field run from 10am - 6pm daily and the Movement sessions at the Radio Stage run from 10am - 2:30pm daily.  If you would like to present at Bass Coast Festival 2022, please closely read the following information and submit an application.

We’re looking for:

  • Qualified teachers with 3+ years teaching experience in movement including dance, stretching, meditation, yoga, and other modalities.
  • Presentations related to our 2022 theme (not required, but encouraged).
  • Safe, experienced and creative classes
  • Diversity of modalities
  • Culturally safe classes

Movement Workshop presenters will receive ONE GA ticket with Early Entry, in return for conducting one class. All presenters will be asked to teach one class and volunteer at the movement area for 2 hours or assist with another movement class. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

LOCATION ON-SITE

Yoga and Movement Workshops will be presented at the Radio Stage or at the Movement Studio. Workshops are programmed from Thursday July 7 - Sunday July 10.

WEATHER

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

CAMPING

Presenters receive one Early Entry ticket which includes General Admission camping in Campground A, B or Campground C.

HOURS OF MOVEMENT PRESENTATIONS

We require that all applicants are available to be scheduled to teach sometime between Thursday July 7 - Sunday July 10 from 10 AM - 6 PM.  If you are unable to commit to these times, please note your availability in the special requests section of the application form.

ETHOS

Please take a moment to read about our ETHOS

https://basscoast.ca/pages/respect 

https://basscoast.ca/pages/harm-reduction-education-series

CULTURAL APPROPRIATION 

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

  1. Does this item hold traditional significance to a community or culture?
  2. Is the item intended to express religious beliefs or political statements?
  3. Does the item 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 wearing it. Bass Coast’s harm reduction strategy includes a commitment 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 that your specific use of a culturally significant piece of clothing or makeup is respectful, other community members may find it insensitive or upsetting. We ask that you avoid selling or wearing these items at Bass Coast in order to maintain a welcoming and comfortable environment for all festival attendees.

For more information and link please read https://basscoast.ca/pages/respect

INSURANCE

All Yoga and Movement teachers must have 2 million in liability insurance.

Bass Coast Site Address: 1000 Midday Valley Road Merritt, BC V1K 1L4

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

The health and safety of our attendees and the community that hosts us is of utmost importance. Bass Coast Festival will continue to operate in accordance with local health guidelines. The government of British Columbia’s current response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic can be viewed here. There is a strong possibility that proof of vaccine will be required by the  BC Health Authority. Please be prepared.

IMPORTANT DATES in 2022

Feb 15:  Movement Workshops Applications close

Mar 15: Successful presenters contacted

Apr 15: Workshop description and bio for Bass Coast website deadline

July 7: Gates open for Thurday entry ticket holders

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