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Volunteer Applications

Thank you for applying to be part of the Atmosphere Gathering Team Applications are now closed.

Atmosphere Gathering offers many different opportunities to share different skill sets to create, as well as showcase and interact with music, art, nature and community. Commitment, patience and compassion are integral to our volunteer profile and we invite all of you that fit this model to choose your experience at our event.

All volunteers are rewarded with a festival pass.

Please note: completed Volunteer Applications do not guarantee a position. Only successful applicants will be contacted.



15 Hours: If you are working during the festival only Friday Aug 18 – Mon Aug 21

15(+) Hours: If you are working during pre-show or post-show. Saturday Aug 12 – Friday Aug 18 or Monday Aug 21 – Thurs Aug 24)

*Camping is available for volunteers that are travelling from outside of the Comox Valley.

Artist Applications

From March 1 – 10

Thank you for applying! We look forward to looking through all the applications submitted.

Workshop Applications

Each year Atmosphere Gathering hosts diverse and incredibly talented speakers and workshops. We welcome your ideas for workshops that will connect with our audience. Please read up on the spaces we offer below and be specific with your submission. We wish to hear exactly what you envision for your workshop including which location would be the best fit.

Our three workshop locations:

The Teepee is an intimate round-shaped setting that can host 30-50 max. It can be warmer during the day if temperatures are high but it is also shaded. A projector screen is a possibility if needed.

The Forest Stage is a small outdoor stage that hosts yoga, music and workshops on Saturday and Sunday. If you are looking to present to 50 people or more and need amplification or a projector screen this is the ultimate setting.

The Circus Tent is our third setting. It is cool during the day, has amplification and can host a large group. Many yoga and circus workshops have been hosted here.

Camping: All Workshop presenters have a general admission camping pass upon request.

Hours for Workshop Presenters:

We require that all applicants be flexible in scheduling between Saturday 10-6 & Sunday 10-6. We work hard to accommodate everyone’s preferred slot.

Important Dates:

Feb 15- Applications open

April 1 – All successful applicants will have been contacted

May 1- Workshop description & Bio deadline for Atmosphere Website

Art Installation Applications

Starting February 15

Art Installation is an integral part of setting the scene of a festival!

Please read our guidelines below, making sure your idea and time fits with our requirements before submitting your idea:

Self powered installations with have preference.
Power requirements will be considered on a case by case basis.
All art installation teams will receive general camping passes upon request.
All art installations must be fully set up by midnight Thursday August 17th.
Art crews may enter site on Wednesday from noon onwards with camping available starting Thursday night.
All art installations must be removed from site no later than 9pm Monday August 21st.

Atmosphere Gathering is not responsible for any damage theft or vandalism or any incident regarding your installation.

**We must stress that YOU are completely responsible for your installation on site. We’re focused on eliminating issues of past years with installations being abandoned and/or not properly monitored.

We thank you for reading these requirements and are excited to hear what you want to create!

Apply for art installations

Media – Applications

From February 15

Thank you for applying to Atmosphere Gathering! Please submit links to/samples of your body of work. All interested media will be thoroughly reviewed and we’ll be selecting those who’s work and vibe is the best fit for our festival. Chosen candidates will be contacted. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Media application

Live Painting Applications

Starting April 1

The moment through your eyes expressed on canvas. We are looking for experienced witness painters to capture moments at Atmosphere Gathering. We will be scheduling live painting to take place each night of Atmosphere Gathering. Both in the circus tent and on the main stage. Artists will be allowed to showcase their artwork. We are also compiling a collection of art to go on display in the Sanctuary and your submissions are welcome. Please send samples of your work and a little blurb on why you would love to create on site at Atmosphere this year!

BodyWork Applications

From April 1 – 15

We are looking for healers of all kinds to join us at Atmosphere Gathering this year. Body workers help our festival goers to maintain their balance. Creating a safe place to go inward, regenerate and expand outward once again. We’re interested in hearing about your experience and what you can offer to this year’s Gathering.

Performance Applications

From April 1 – 15

Each year Atmosphere Gathering curates an amazing array of performers, drawn by the mystique and grandiose of our big top circus tent. We have hosted circus troupes, stilt walkers, aerialists, acrobats, live theatre, poi & fire spinners, dancers and rovers. The festival that was born from a love of electronic music and has evolved to encompass live bands and acoustic acts, filling all three stages with the most diverse lineups you will find in the festival world. We look forward to hearing your submissions!

Yoga & Movement Applications

From April 1 – 15

It is always a highlight for festival goers. The opportunity to ground down, check in with the body, find centre amid the bustling festival scene and most importantly- prepare for the night of dancing ahead! We can’t wait to build our yoga & movement schedule at Atmosphere this year. It has become an important staple of our festival and we are always looking to expand the schedule beyond what is has been in previous years. So please, tell us why your skills and leadership with yoga and movement would enrich our festival. We look forward to hearing your story!

Activities & Stunts Applications

From April 1 – 30

Are you continually inspired to play and create fun, energetic environments for others? We want to hear from you! We like tight rope walkers, zip lines, crate stacking, games, dance off competitions, costume contests you catch our drift. Let us know your ideas, we can’t wait to hear them!


Market Place Applications

From April 1 to May 1

  • Coast Environmental
  • Sunwest RVs
  • The Waverley Hotel
  • Fabricland
  • Sure Copy
  • The Eagle