Nikkei Matsuri – Talent Search auditions


  • Audition date: July 30, 2023
  • Submissions by: July 17, 2023
  • Now accepting video submissions if you and/or your group are unable to come in-person on July 30.
  • Final performances held during the popular Nikkei Matsuri on September 3.
Nikkei Matsuri 2019 kids dance team

Would you like to be on stage this summer?

Nikkei Matsuri’s Talent Search auditions are coming up on July 30, 2023 – don’t miss this chance to showcase all your awesome talents!

The Talent Search isn’t limited just for musicians: it’s for dancers, actors, performers, acrobats, artists, and individuals and teams from every corner of the creative world under the sun. If you’re an amateur performer, we want you to come join the community for an unforgettable experience. All ages are warmly welcome.

The winner will walk away with a $500 cash prize - but the Talent Search is about so much more than money. This experience will put you in contact with fellow enthusiasts and the industry professionals on our panel of judges.

Our first judge we’re revealing? Juno Award-winning rapper and artist, Moka Only. Originally from Langford, BC, Moka Only is an underground hip-hop star ready to mingle with you and your crew during Nikkei Matsuri. He is eager to engage with you and your crew during the Nikkei Matsuri event, making this opportunity even more exciting.

Send in your application on the Talent Search website here by July 17, or until seats are filled. Video applications are also welcome if you can’t make it in-person to audition! For further information, please refer to the additional details provided below.

Seize the moment, mark the date, and gather your courage to shine at Nikkei Matsuri's Talent Search. We anticipate witnessing the brilliance of your talents and celebrating the artistic expression together.  

Nikkei Matsuri Talent Search - Guest Judge: Juno-award winning rapper, Moka Only