Upcoming events for NYAW 2014!

Planning is underway for National Youth Arts Week 2014, here is a sneak peak at some projects in the works!

National Youth Arts Week Launch parties will be taking place across the country on Thursday, May 1st!  If you are interested in joining the livestreaming of the National launch please let us know!  info@youthartsweek.ca

“Rebel14” that celebrates National Youth Arts Week, National Youth Week and Music Monday in Mississauaga already has 200 events in the works!!  Join the celebration and register today: Mississauga Rebel registration now open! (http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/discover/rebel)

In Hamilton, Art Forms a Youth Advisory Council responsible for design and coordination of events is planning a movie screening, mural-making session, and at least two special workshops will be offered during May 1 - 7, 2014 with more events to come!  Learn how to create your own Youth Advisory Council using our Youth Arts Toolkit:  How to create a Youth Arts Collective 

Zoey "Pricelys" Roy from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has fostered our National partnership with Spoken Word Canada (SpoCan) to create spoken-word artist exchanges. Write Out Loud will invite its facilitators to apply to be part of an exchange with WordPlay.  The Saskatoon artists will travel to Vancouver for Hullabaloo, and the Vancouver artists will travel to Saskatoon for National Youth Arts Week, May 1- 7, 2014!

Pascale Airpin is planning National Youth Arts Week events in Iqualuit, Nunavut with continued support from the Government of Nunavut's department of Economic Development and Transportation, Division of Community Tourism and Cultural Industries.  Way to go Pascale!  Photos from NYAW 2013 in Iqaluit can be viewed here: (https://www.facebook.com/groups/342196075830114/photos/)

Andy Cunningham in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia will be planning another Art at Night event on Saturday May 3rd, 2014.

Several communities inlcuding Sault Ste. Marie and North Bay, Ontario are planning to hold 24 Hour Film Challenges, check out our Youth Arts Toolkit:  How to Plan a 24 Hour Art Athon on how to plan your own.

Individual youth are encouraged to participate online and in their communities with our National partners!  Share Dance in the streets on Sunday, May 4th using the National Ballet School's Sharing Dance resources and share your experience online on Twitter @sharing_dance or Facebook Sharing Dance.

Monday, May 5th is Music Monday Book the hallway of your high school for a concert, busk in your neighbourhoods, have an open mic in a local cafe!  Get more ideas and resources here at the Music Monday website.

Write, perform, or submit a poem and share it with the League of Canadian Poets on Twitter @CanadianPoets or Facebook The League of Canadian Poets

Not a poet but an aspiring playwright?  National Youth Arts Week is also partnered with the Playwright's Guild of Canada!  Submit a short-play to our tumblr and share it with youth artists across Canada to perform! 

The Get to Know Contest is calling youth all across Canada to get outdoors and get to know nature!  Love taking photographs of nature?  Participate in Get to Know and share your photos online!

With coordinators in Calgary, Toronto, New Glasgow, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Blind River/Missisaugi First Nation, Saskatoon, Thunder Bay, Halifax, Fredericton, Winnipeg, Windsor, Huron County, North Bay, Dokis & Nipissing First Nation, Red Lake, St. John's and most recently Vancouver!  National Youth Arts Week May 1 - 7, 2014 is going to be a fantastic celebration of young Canadian artists & leaders!


Photography by Shawn Inuksuk in Iqaluit, Nunavut.  The relief print pictured is by Eugenie Kwok.