Northern Exposure returns to Wells, BC from October 12–15

Northern Exposure returns to Wells, BC from October 12–15. It’s your annual opportunity to learn and share ideas with your peers, as well as experts in the field of rural arts, culture, and festival organizing. Wells is at the core of the Cariboo. It comes alive once again for arts and culture administrators, creative not-for profits, event organizers, musicians, artists, media, and music lovers.

By day, Northern Exposure presents an invaluable opportunity to meet new collaborators and learn from the best from around province. This year the conference program presents ideas on an array of topics including disaster planning and emergency preparedness, Indigenous engagement, and the important role the arts plays in reconciliation. This event will also cover topics such as marketing, social media, community engagement, technology, as well as touring and release strategies.

At night, the town glows with performances, an opportunity for nine breakthrough bands from across the province to showcase their artistic talents, providing excellent networking opportunities that allow artists to share ideas and forge new professional relationships. Northern Exposure will strengthen and connect creative networks in rural communities and promote the continued success and sustainability of the arts and music industry in BC.

Until September 12, Northern Exposure is taking submissions for local artists to perform at the conference, and applicants are encouraged to apply via the website. Artists will be provided small honorariums to help with travel, accommodations, and meals.

Conference registration includes a welcome reception and showcases on Thursday night as well as full-day conference pass to all sessions on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Bursary rates are available for those with financial need. Head to for ticket and event details.

Northern Exposure Conference 2017

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