What is National Youth Arts Week?
It’s about eruptions of art and creativity from coast to coast to coast.
It’s about inspiring youth leadership through creative expression.
It’s about generating excitement around youth, art, creativity and community engagement
It’s about building a movement that will continue to grow once the week is over.
For National Youth Arts Week, Canadian communities will join together to host the largest celebration of the creative expression of children and youth this great country has ever seen.
National Youth Arts Week will take place from May 1 to 7, 2013 and will feature simultaneous youth-driven projects and events from St. John’s to Vancouver. This week provides an opportunity for youth in the Halifax Regional Municipality to express and exchange their ideas, showcase their talents, get excited about art and creativity and celebrate their positive contributions to their communities and to Canada.
Upcoming events for National Youth Arts Week at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax
Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 6:00 pm - Launch Party
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS) will hold the official Launch Party to kick-off the beginning of National Youth Arts Week in Nova Scotia. This is a free event and open to the public. The evening will feature a line-up of talented youth performers. Check back for more details about performers soon!
Thursday, May 2, 6:00 pm - Creativity and filmmaking
ViewFinders is the youth arm of the Atlantic Film Festival, offering film and filmmaking activities for youth throughout Atlantic Canada. The ViewFinders Film Challenge, brings young people and film together, creating a launch pad for young talent. See the best of the best in youth filmmaking from across Atlantic Canada from the recent Film Challenges in the Windsor Foundation Lecture Theatre, AGNS. Immediately following the screening, join young filmmakers (all under 20) in a discussion about creativity and filmmaking facilitated by ViewFinders Coordinator, Jeff Parker.
Join young filmmakers and film industry professionals for a number of drop-in film based activities, including Stop Motion Animation Basics and Special Effects makeup.
Friday, May 3, 2:00 pm -YOUth Against Stigma Coffeehouse
Join a group of local youth celebrating the one-year anniversary of the first YOUth Against Stigma Coffeehouse in Halifax. Free photography & poetry workshops for invited youth will be given from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. A 6:30 pm there will be a free, all-ages performance of Nova Scotia’s most talented young artists in the Windsor Foundation Lecture Theatre, AGNS that is open to the entire community.
For more information about how to get involved and get connected, visit http://youthartsweek.ca/
For further details about AGNS events please contact:
Laura Carmichael, gov.ns.ca902-424-6314
About National Youth Arts Week
National Youth Arts week is a project of the Arts Network for Children and Youth (ANCY) and is supported by Canadian Heritage and the Michaelle Jean Foundation. Locally National Youth Arts Week is supported by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Launch Party is in partnership with the Halifax Regional Municipality. www.youthartsweek.ca
The Arts Network for Children and Youth (ANCY) is a national non-profit community arts service organization. ANCY was established in 1999 by a group of arts practitioners with a vision of sustainable arts programming for children and youth in communities across Canada that would happen primarily outside of school hours in the community. To learn more visit: http://artsnetwork.ca/ http://www.fmjf.ca/
The Michaëlle Jean Foundation is the legacy of the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean’s term as 27th Governor General of Canada (2005-2010). It benefits from the direct involvement of Mme Jean and Jean-Daniel Lafond, co-founders and co-Presidents, an active and determined Board of Directors comprised of leading social and cultural actors, and a devoted and engaged staff. FMJF reflects the spirit of five years of dedicated action in urban centers, rural and Aboriginal communities, as well as northern localities. To learn more visit: http://www.fmjf.ca/