Youth Programs

Still Moon’s Youth Programs provide free to low cost programming to the culturally diverse Renfrew-Collingwood Neighbourhood and surrounding communities. We offer versatile arts, stewardship and leadership training, providing youth with opportunities to discover or pursue a passion, connect with their environment, and thrive within their community. Ongoing initiatives include our youth engaged art projects, the Youth Committee, Youth Performing Arts, and vital youth contributions to Still Moon’s signature event, the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival.

Windermere youth carrying puppetry at the Earth Day Parade on Commercial Dr (Apr 2017) - Photo by Bea Miller
Windermere youth carrying puppetry at the Earth Day Parade on Commercial Dr (Apr 2017) - Photo by Bea Miller

Still Moon is committed to ensuring inclusivity and equitability among all of our programs. Renfrew-Collingwood Neighbourhood, the neighbourhood that Still Moon predominantly serves, has the highest population of first generation immigrants in Vancouver. We are continually seeking to expand our programs to ensure that we are aligned with our values of accessibility, reconciliation, and facilitating value-focused experiences. 

Our Youth Programs integrate our vision uniting the arts and environment while inspiring vibrant communities.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Youth Tapestry of Place

Youth Tapestry of Place is a two-year program combining eco-art and visual and audio storytelling to explore stories of place and how we all came to be here. The project will give youth the opportunity to engage in different artistic mediums, including podcasting, and provide them with the skills and knowledge to produce an effective story.

Youth Performing Arts

Still Moon provides opportunities to youth and emerging artists to perform at community events and participate in youth-led projects. We offer skill-teaching programs such as stilt-walking workshops, with the goal of getting local youth interested in performing arts and helping young artists develop their talents.

Youth Committee

The Youth Committee is a team of youth who support Still Moon Arts’ values of art, environment, and community by planing community-engaged projects, particularly those directed at other youth. The committee meets year-round and the youth gain valuable experiences in leadership and event-planning.

Projects in Schools

We engage in annual projects with Windermere Secondary School students, ranging from stewardship events in the Renfrew Ravine with students in the Leadership Program, to making large-scale puppets for the annual Earth Day Celebration. Our programs also extend to nearby elementary schools, where we have taught stilt-walking and circus skills.

If you have questions regarding our Youth Programs, please email Sierra Megas, Youth Programs Manager, at sierra@stillmoonarts.ca. To learn about Still Moon’s other events check out our Events Calendar.

GET INVOLVED

If you are a youth and you would like to get involved with our programs, fill out the form below to get updates on new opportunities that we have. You can also check out what upcoming events we are offering specifically to youth.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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PAST PROJECTS

Cracks in Creeks: Live Streaming (2019)

In 2019, Still Moon Arts created a site-specific performing arts project with youth to explore our relationship with Still Creek through movement, poetry, visual art, and sound. The project resulted in three public performances and a youth-produced documentary film about the creation process.

Cracks in Creeks: Live Streaming (2019)

In 2019, Still Moon Arts created a site-specific performing arts project with youth to explore our relationship with Still Creek through movement, poetry, visual art, and sound. The project resulted in three public performances and a youth-produced documentary film about the creation process.

Cracks in Creeks: Live Streaming (2019)

In 2019, Still Moon Arts created a site-specific performing arts project with youth to explore our relationship with Still Creek through movement, poetry, visual art, and sound. The project resulted in three public performances and a youth-produced documentary film about the creation process.

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