February 20, 2016
Give Your Stage to Youth & eyeGO Roundup!
Give Your Stage to Youth.
It’s great community building, and great marketing.
An excerpt from our most recent newsletter:
One of the biggest lessons eyeGO has learned is don’t just present TO youth. Present youth artists. Giving young people opportunities to perform is vital for the future health of artistic communities. To eyeGO, youth engagement means more than students attending events. It means giving student leaders and artists the tools to create their own community engagement vision.
Plus there is an added bonus.
The very best value for money marketing when targeting youth is the students and families themselves. When you give youth chances to perform everyone they know comes to watch, especially at high school age. And we mean everyone. Parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends, cousins… A portion of the marketing does its self because students have vast social networks who are excited by everything they do. And it’s the best kind — common knowledge is that word of mouth is great for turnout. One of the best ways of sourcing emerging youth artists is to maintain a youth council with members from as many different schools as possible. Most high schools contain groups or individuals who would kill for a chance to strut their stuff in a professional space.
Read the full newsletter.
Student Volunteer Opportunity!
Are you interested in learning how to plan and administrate arts and cultural events in the Waterloo region?
High school and university aged students are sought to join the eyeGO Youth Council. You will plan content at venues around the region such as The Registry Theatre and Waterloo Public Square.
As part of the council you will make connections with local artists, media organizations, and arts administration professionals. It’s a great opportunity to start planning a career in the arts!
Time and Duties:
We meet once every two weeks, and in the mean time we divvy up tasks like managing social media, community outreach, print and television media contact, etc. Our main event is Extra Curricular, a youth arts extravaganza held in Waterloo Public Square on May 28th. So expect some heavier time investment around May!
Skillsets we want may include:
Social media, review writing, theatre, music, event planning, good at budgeting your time! (Good at something not listed? Cool, tell me about it!)
Please contact Ben Steele ASAP at email@example.com. Provide a resume, or a portfolio, or any evidence of Cool Stuff You Do.
Variety Night Fundraiser!
Comedy, movies, and music at The Registry! Are you a student with an instrument or act? Do you want to strut your stuff in a professional venue? Get in touch! We’ve still got some open slots to book. Just show up, bring your friends, and we’ll take care of making you sound and look awesome.
February 25th-27th, 7:30pm-9:30pm.
More info on facebook.
Modus Vivendi: Submissions for LGBTQ Arts Festival.
JOIN US THIS SEASON FOR A LAF!
MODUS VIVENDI is still accepting submissions for our 2016 LGBTQ Arts Festival, presented in September at The Registry Theatre. We are looking for artistic pieces of all nature: music, theatre, dance, film or anything else! Also, as a director or performer, if you have something you would like to propose we do (like a short play or musical number), please let us know! We’ll see if we can make it happen. These submissions are due March 31st.
Furthermore, we are excited to announce that launching July 2016 we will be starting an LGBTQ Youth Summer Camp!
For more information, check out our website!
If you could please share our announcement via your facebook page, mailing list, Twitter and or other ways your group uses to communicate, that would be wonderful.
Lastly, keep your eye on our Facebook page regarding auditions in May!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us!
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