Next week marks the first ever youth-led, not-for-profit, youth arts festival in Kingston. The Juvenis Festival, which runs May 1st-7th, is facilitated by Blue Canoe Productions and is focused on engaging artists between the ages of 13 and 30 in the Kingston community. The festival will generate opportunities for these young artists to showcase their work and to participate in a variety of educational workshops at both the introductory and master levels.
As part of National Youth Arts Week, which is celebrated across Canada, The Juvenis Festival aims to: provide Kingston youth with the opportunity for artistic growth and professional development, free of charge; to broaden arts programming to communities beyond the downtown core; to inspire the general public to open their minds to the ideas of our young population and to see the significance of their artistic contributions; and to provide a safe, positive space for learning as well as the support required to achieve excellence in the arts.
The festival will include an array of events including theatre productions, film screenings, musical performances, poetry readings and more. Workshops being offered cover topics such as parkour, various styles of dance, improv and photography. Be sure to check the website for full listings.
Enter our contest for your chance to win 2 tickets to one of next week’s shows! From May 4th-7th, Blue Canoe Productions will present [Title of Show], a one act comedy about a one act comedy in the Rehearsal Hall at The Tett Centre, and we have pairs of tickets for the 8pm performances on the 4th, 5th and 6th. To enter, drop off a comment below. Triple your chances by retweeting this post and sharing it on Facebook. Be sure to check back or include a way for us to contact you in your comment! Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Monday, May 2nd at 1pm.
If you don’t win, fear not! Tickets for all performances in the festival are available now and range in price from $10-20.