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‘Community Casting’ project seeks the faces of Kingston

Photo by Obregonia D. Toretto from Pexels.

A joint project between the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) and the City of Kingston is on the hunt for local individuals interested in participating in print and video campaigns. This casting project will show the many faces of Kingston, and represent the diversity of our local population.

“We’re looking for local residents who are willing to appear in photos and videos for the library or the City. It’s important to us that the images used in our online programs and marketing represent the diversity of our community,” said Kimberly Sutherland Mills, Manager, Programming and Outreach at KFPL. “We’re looking for people of all ages, abilities, genders and backgrounds who are excited to represent the Kingston Frontenac region.”

Content featuring community cast members will be used in a variety of projects, from marketing to virtual programming, according to a release from KFPL dated Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Early participants in this project have been video-taped at the PumpHouse Museum, and have submitted home videos of themselves dancing that were used in a library Storytime. 

“We know our participants’ time is valuable, so the City will be providing passes to local museums and recreation facilities as a thank you to everyone who takes part,” said JC Kenny, Director, Communications & Customer Experience.

Due to current COVID-19 protocols, this initiative will not currently include in-person video and photography shoots, according to the release, but the development of this roster will allow interested individuals to be considered for a wide variety of future opportunities to represent the community in a positive and fun way. 

Kingston Frontenac residents can sign up to participate at https://casting.kfpl.ca/. You will be required to provide a photograph of yourself as well as your contact information. Interested participants under 16 years of age need guardian permission.

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