This Is Me : A Summer Youth Art Project
Under the guidance of an accomplished stage/cinema/radio facilitator Asha Mehrabi and experienced local visual artist Chin Yuen, this ICA artistic youth project will help young people explore the subjects of identity, race, faith and belonging using tried participatory creative techniques (image creation, storytelling, movement, music, spoken and written text) to create identity “portraits” that capture the participants’ own full story. The final youth portraits can take the form of a painting, a poem, a spoken piece, a story, a dance, a monologue, a theatrical piece, and/or a combination of the above.
The workshops are FREE but you will need to commit to attending all 7 of them to be eligible to participate.
Each workshop will be 3 and a half hours long.
Thursday, July 4, 1pm – 4:30pm: Youth Orientation Session
Monday, July 8, 1pm – 4:30pm: Workshop 1: Painting Self-Portraits
Wed, July 10, 1pm – 4:30pm: Workshop 2: Painting Self-Portraits
Friday, July 12, 1pm – 4:30pm: Workshop 3: Painting Self-Portraits
Monday, July 15, 1pm – 4:30pm: Workshop 4: Performance-based Identity Story Creation
Wed, July 17, 1pm – 4:30 pm: Workshop 5: Performance-based Identity Story Creation
Friday, July 19, 1pm – 4:30pm: Workshop 6: Performance-based Identity Story Creation
Following the workshops, ICA will coordinate a few rehearsals during the months of July/August for the youth to prepare a short performance of their “identity portrait” work that will be showcased on Saturday, September 21, 2019. If you’re a youth aged between 15 – 23 yrs and are interested in participating, please REGISTER for the full project on Eventbrite: (Registration Opens June 14th, 2019)
For more information: P. Grainger, Manager – Arts & Community Engagement firstname.lastname@example.org
Aligned with ICA’s mandate this project aims to create a space for people of all backgrounds, regardless of colour, race, sexual orientation, religion and culture.
This project is funded by Multiculturalism BC