OneLove Mentorship Program Seeks Youth Artists

Are you a Vancouver youth between the ages of 13-25? Are you an aspiring artist looking to gain valuable skill building training? Are you looking for new ways to apply your creativity to social change in Vancouver? If 'yes', ArtQuake would like to hear from you! 

Creating a platform for intergenerational collaboration in the arts is the premise behind ArtQuake’s new OneLove Mentorship Program. The program connects art mentorship with social activism, with the aim to engage the community of Vancouver in discussion of discrimination / oppression at ArtQuake’s annual arts festival – The OneLove Festival.

Five mentorship programs will be executed, beginning in April and leading up to the festival in August, in the categories of: Improv, Photography, Make-up/Fashion Artistry, Spoken Word and Painting/Illustration.

The 2013 festival's theme is “Identity”, and the vision to inspire youth artists to critically assess what contributes to their individual identity and collective identity. This could include artistic reflections on race, gender, sexuality, culture, and socio-economic class reflecting British Columbia’s rich multicultural identity.

The Mentorship Program will be delivered through a series of workshops; the first, beginning in April, 2013, facilitated by ArtQuake, will train youth on anti-oppression and discrimination in order to give young artists adequate context to begin unpacking the concept of identity. Subsequent workshops will be led by mentors and will focus on artistic and technical skill building as chosen based on experience and preference of each youth group. Mentors include: Graham Meyers (Improv), Rachel Gamboa (Photography), and Kim Villagante (Spoken Word).

ArtQuake is currently recruiting five youth artists per program from ages 13-25 to participate. Artistic experience is desirable, but more important is a passion for using art for social and/or environmental change!

For further information visit:www.artquake.ca

Applications can also be downloaded online (select a specific program).

(EXTENDED) DEADLINE TO APPLY: Wednesday, April 12th, 2013

 

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