WHY WE ARE DOING THIS: We believe in investing in the training and development of young artists. We believe in retaining the talent that exists in our industry and providing a space for new talent to emerge, create, play, and find their artistic voices. We aim to develop original programming centred around community, collaboration and training to break down some of the barriers and challenges young people in this age range are facing due to COVID-19.
WHO IS IT FOR: Electric Innovations was created in order to bring together the powerful, thoughtful, and undefined magic that exists in the Niagara Region. We at Suitcase in Point recognize the brilliance in people that we encounter throughout the world, and aim to reflect that brilliance in our art. We think art is more interesting when it is created by a talented group of exciting, provocative, curious, folks that come from different walks of life; it is integral to this program that we find those artistic voices. We are dedicated to promoting equity across race, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, creed, age, national origin and physical and mental abilities. Priority will be given to BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ applicants who live in the Niagara Region and are between the ages of 15-18.
WHEN IS IT: Week One (July 19 – 23): Public presentations and private workshops led by professional artists. Week Two (July 26 – 30): Devising a digital theatre piece under the mentorship of a professional artist.