Eligible Festivals

Eligible Festivals

The Festival Policy is available for artistic activities that meet the Festival Policy eligibility requirements. Other festivals of a similar nature may be considered upon request. Equity retains its authority to determine if an artistic activity or company meets the eligibility requirements of the Festival Policy.

A complete list of eligible national and local festivals is available below. Please consult this list before submitting a Festival Policy application form. Questions about this list may be directed to busrep@caea.com or by phone to the National Office.


  • Fringe Festivals
  • Pride Festivals
  • Wrecking Ball Events


  • Gabriola Theatre Festival, Gabriola Island
  • Here Be Monsters Festival, Vancouver
  • Hornby Festival, Hornby Island
  • OUT Stages Festival, Victoria
  • Push International Performing Arts Festival, Vancouver
  • rEvolver Festival, formerly Neanderthal Arts Festival, Vancouver
  • Uno Fest, Victoria
  • Winnipeg Master Playwright Festival, Winnipeg
  • Prismatic Festival, Halifax
  • Buskerfest, Toronto
  • Common Ground Festival, Toronto
  • Cooking Fire Festival, Toronto
  • Dshoom! South Asian Performance Festival, Toronto
  • Frost Bites, Hamilton
  • First Sight Festival, Toronto
  • Hatch Festival, Toronto
  • Labcab Festival, Toronto
  • Next Stages Festival, Toronto
  • On the Edge Fringe Festival, North Bay
  • Playwrights of Spring, Aurora
  • rock.paper.sistahz festival, Toronto
  • Short Short Play Festival, Toronto
  • Soulo Festival, Toronto
  • Storefront Festival, Kingston
  • Stratford Springworks Festival
  • Subdevision Festival, Ottawa
  • Summerworks, Toronto
  • The Tennessee Project, Toronto
  • Theatre Ontario Festival, London
  • Toronto Festival of Clowns, Toronto
  • Windsor Theatre Festival, Windsor
  • Annual International Anarchist Festival, Montreal
  • Next Wave Festival, Montreal
  • Wildside Theatre Festival, Montreal
  • Cathedral Village Arts Festival, Regina
Please note: Equity reserves its right to modify the List of Eligible Festivals at any time.