Applicant Information

Information for Prospective Artists

Africa Fest celebrates the music, arts, culture and beauties of Africa and closely related the Caribbeans. We welcome applicants whose performances or instructional offerings fit these categories.

In order to apply to teach and or perform at the Africa Fest, you must either be a Canadian citizen or resident, or you must have a valid Canadian visa.


We cannot consider your application unless you have a visa or provide evidence that a visa has been applied for. Africa Fest cannot sponsor these visas, nor provide them for guest performers and teachers. You will need a contact person, agent or organization in Canada to apply for the proper visa, and cannot apply for the visa yourself.

We are a volunteer run, non-profit organization, with a very limited budget. Our policy is that we do not pay for travel to the Canada from other countries. You would need to pay for your own transportation to North America. Performers are not currently paid. Teachers are paid a small amount for teaching workshops. In summary, it can cost a lot of money to come to perform and teach at our Africa Fest, and that amount will not likely be repaid in cash.

If you have questions or special circumstances, please contact us at:

African Arts & Cultural Centre: A hub for people of African Descent

Centre Culturel et Social pour les Personnes d'Ascendance Africaine

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