In the Soil Arts Festival

An explosion of creativity in downtown St. Catharines

After 10 years of bringing In the Soil Arts Festival to downtown St. Catharines, festival organizers met with and surveyed our community for feedback on where to go for the next 10 years. The feedback has indeed been fruitful and includes our decision to move the festival dates. This year we are hopeful for the wonderful possibilities warmer weather may bring to our audiences and artists. Mark your calendars folks, the 11th annual In the Soil Arts Festival is set to take over downtown St. Catharines 7, 8, 9 June 2019.

Music, theatre, film, installations, one-time happenings, street art, comedy and more.

Application Deadline – Monday 26 November 2018 @ 11:59pm


Suitcase in Point is now accepting applications to be a part of In the Soil Arts Festival 2019, celebrating of the unique artistic talents of Niagara and beyond. Showcase opportunities are available for music, theatre, media, film, dance, streetscape, interactive art and more. If you’re cooking up a new artistic project, we want to hear from you!

In the Soil Arts Festival nurtures the creation of new work, showcases talent, encourages innovation, and provides intimate and uncommon platforms for audiences to experience work by contemporary performing and literary artists, musicians and media artists. In the Soil is Niagara’s homegrown arts festival and is working to make a Niagara that is self-determining and culturally distinct.

In the Soil Arts Festival encourages applications from emerging to professional artists and aims to showcase work that is culturally diverse.

Apply online at
All entries must be submitted by 11:59pm on Monday 26 November 2018.