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Q Summit Mentorship
Q Summit Mentorship program is an arts-based initiative that combines professional development, mentorship and creative consulting for youth ages...

Q Summit Mentorship program is an arts-based initiative that combines professional development, mentorship and creative consulting for youth ages 13 to 25 who identify within and/or allies of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. This is a safe space for youth to express openly themselves through a variety of art-form including poetry, spoken word and other visual creations. Taught by professional artists and educators, participants can explore their identity and develop their self-expression.

This a 10-week program that will end with a Livestream event showcasing participants’ work during the program. Each participant accepted into the program will receive an honorarium of $250.

Developed in collaboration with our program mentors, Q Summit seeks to support youth in the 2SLGBTQ+ community and their allies in navigating new changes and creating a safe space to learn, express and develop through art.

2021 Q SUMMIT MENTORSHIP | SPOKEN WORD

The Q Summit is application-based, and best suited towards youths who identify within and/or allies of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and emerging spoken word artists. This is a paid mentorship program for youths to curate and showcase a body of work.

If selected to participate, you will receive a detailed agreement to be signed, stating that attendance and full participation is required in order to receive the honorarium of $250.00.

Program Objectives:

  • Expression: Find and amplify your authentic voice
  • Curation: Take part in a series of workshops led by industry professionals where you will learn about / deepen your understanding of what it is to create poetry & spoken word pieces
  • Performance: Under the mentorship of professional artists, create written pieces and have these pieces edited together to be presented in a professional digital anthology
  • Networking: Surround yourself with like-minded artists in a safe and welcoming environment

Program Details
Dates: Thursdays – January 28| February 4, 11, 18, 25| March 4, 11, 25 | April 1, 8, 10*
Time: 6:00- 8:00 pm
Location: Via Zoom

*There will be a virtual live-streamed event, presenting the digital anthology, on Saturday, April 10th, 2021

There are 6 available positions in this mentorship program and the application deadline is January 26th, 2021 at 11: 59 PM

🔗 PDF application info sheet

For more information, please contact Matt O’Connor, Programs Coordinator, via email: matt@lakeshorearts.ca