Registration is now open for our summer program, ARTiculate: Youth Leadership in the Arts!
Over three weeks, from July 4 – 22nd, youth ages 13 – 18 will experience multi-disciplinary workshops with professional artists, unique field trips and gain leadership skills through assignments and volunteer placements. The program culminates in a final exhibition of the participant’s work at Lakeshore Arts’ Smith Zone gallery.
Last year at ARTiculate, workshops included 3D printing design, video production, photography, printmaking, watercolour painting and spoken word. Youth also travelled offsite to Maydwell Mascots, the Textile Museum of Canada and watched a performance of Canadian Stage’s Shakespeare in High Park following a behind-the-scenes tour.
“My experience at ARTiculate was absolutely amazing and was definitely one of the most fun camp experiences I have ever had!” said past participant Josephine. “I made so many new friends and tried a variety of new art forms that were super interesting and inspirational.”
In addition to enhancing their artistic knowledge, youth also participate in a series of leadership activities that include designing and delivering craft workshops to young children at four local library branches.
“The library workshops gave me the opportunity to be involved and to learn more about workshop planning.” says past participant Natalia Espinosa. These activities allow youth to not only build their programming and facilitation skills, but also give back to the local community through their volunteer assignment.
Deadline to accept applications is Friday, June 10th at 5 p.m.
Youth applicants will be invited to attend an interview process. This provides the youth with an opportunity to meet program staff, discover more about this year’s programming and share their interests and creative aspirations with the team. To ensure a meaningful experience, only twelve youth will be selected to participate in the program this summer.
Full and partial bursaries are available thanks to funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and generous donations from local businesses and community members.