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  • To foster and showcase students and amateur performers in the performing arts in a positive, caring, and instructional environment.

  • To encourage participation in the performing arts. 

  • To foster an appreciation in the public and realization of why performing arts is essential to individuals and society as a whole. 


Peace River South Festival of the Arts is used as:

  • A performance showcase.

  • A vehicle for specialized instruction in the performing arts.

  • A cultural experience to foster community engagement.

  • An opportunity to encourage the continuation of performing arts education through merit based scholarship awards.


The instructional aspect for performances takes the form of adjudicators written and video comments to performers. 

The cultural aspect of the festival is achieved through participants and public having the ability to watch our participants perform as well as through our PRSFA Honours Concert; which will showcase the best performers from this years submissions. These performances will be scheduled and filmed over a 1 week period for the safety of all our competitors and to follow with all provincial covid-19 guidelines. This honours concert will be aired at a later date for any participants and public to view.


The Peace River South Festival Adjudicators are able to recommend eligible participants for BC Provincials that fit the criteria found on the provincial website: Performing Arts BC Syllabus.  Students who are eligible must be able to fit the Syllabus criteria for 2021.  Although the festival has the ability to send dancers to Provincials, it is only through the recommendation of the festival adjudicator. All registration fees for competing in Performing Arts BC Provincials will be covered by KPAC for the 2021 competition year. 


We feel so strongly about the impact art and performance has for our community which is the driving force behind continuing with our 30th year of Peace River South Festival of the Arts. By direction of the province and for the safety of all of our participants we will be doing our 2021 year in a fully virtual format.

We understand how important these festivals are for our performers so we wanted to do our best to incorporate all of the most important elements while moving forward in a virtual format. 

  • Video and written adjudication by our professional adjudicators.

  • Participants are able to view peer performances with a private video link.

  • Notable performances will be asked to take part in our 2021 virtual honours concert. These will be professionally recorded performances that will be filmed in our auditorium at individual time slots to follow all Covid-19 protocols. This concert will then be aired on our website May 14, 2021!

  • Students will have the opportunity to move forward to the BC Provincials 2021 Virtual Festival. (Must meet Performing Arts BC Syllabus criteria to qualify.)

  • Community engagement through sponsorship and advertising opportunities.

  • With our virtual honours concert your family/friends from anywhere in the world can view your performance!