Youth Tapestry of Place

About

Youth Tapestry of Place is an 8 week program for youth, ages 15 – 21, focusing on eco-arts, storytelling, self-discovery and expression. Participants will have the opportunity to explore concepts of community and place. Together, we will think about questions such as: How did we come to be here? What is our connection to the land? What does home mean to each of us?

Working with Indigenous histories, ancestral histories, and personal narratives, we will weave our own Tapestry of Place. Youth will receive hands-on, skills-based learning experiences with mentorship from local artists. Workshops will involve working with local plants, Indigenous storytelling, creative writing and drawing, sound recording and editing, and art installation. The program will result in a final presentation of our work.

Youth Tapestry of Place is a publicly funded program with an objective to support marginalized and minority youth. Successful candidates will receive a $100 honorarium for attending 7 out of 8 workshops and completing the project.

This program is currently scheduled to take place in-person. We are able to safely gather in a small group with up to 10 people at our Fieldhouse. Should the ability to gather in-person change, this program will move to a weekly online format.

Workshop Dates and Artists

Oct 15 | Land: Indigenous Histories with Senaqwila Wyss

Oct 22 |Ancestry: Comics and Creative Writing with Rosemary Hu

Oct 29 |Thinking Local: Eco-Arts and Plant Material with Nathaniel Marchand

Nov 5 | Storytelling: Audio Recording with Madelyn Read

Nov 12 | Storytelling: Audio Editing with Mendel Skulski

Nov 19 | Storytelling: Audio Editing with Mendel Skulski

Nov 26 | Place: Movement and Stories with Sierra Megas

Dec 3 | Tapestry of Place: Final Presentation Preparation with Sierra Megas

APPLY

To apply, please fill out the information form and application questions. We are able to admit 8 youth. Applications will be assessed based on the answers received. All applicants will receive a call or email in early October about acceptance into the program!

When: Thursday evenings | Oct 15 – Dec 3 | 6:00 – 8:00PM

Where: Slocan Park Field House (accessible by transit)

Cost: FREE

Hospitality: Snacks provided 

Honorarium: $100 (awarded to each participant, based on participation)

Open to Youth Ages: 15 – 21

Deadline to apply: October 9th

If you have questions regarding Youth Tapestry of Place, please email Sierra Megas, Youth Programs Manager, at sierra@stillmoonarts.ca.

PAST WORKSHOPS

JUN

17

Introduction to Podcasting Workshop

This workshop was the first of a series of workshops surrounding our Youth Tapestry of Place project. Youth aged 15-25 were invited to take this workshop faciliated by Mendel Skulski, who taught particpants the basics of podcasting.

Click here to view the webinar | Presentation Slides

When: June 17th, 4:00-7:00pm

Where: Online (via Zoom)

Price: Free

PROJECT FUNDERS & SUPPORTERS