The Youth Assembly is a one-day FREE performing arts conference just for young people. This is the fifth annual Youth Assembly, which is part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.
Whether you’re curious or passionate about pursuing a career in the performing arts, come explore various areas of interest through workshops, performances, and conversation. This is your chance to share ideas, network, and build community with fellow emerging and established arts professionals.
We are thrilled to start the day off with an exclusive workshop with D’Bi Young Anitafrika, an award-winning powerhouse dub poet/performing artist/scholar. Check out the Facebook event for updates about our Showcase performers and featured panelists!
This event is ASL interpreted. The World Art Centre is wheelchair and scooter accessible (see below for further Accessibility details). Please note this event is a scent-free space.
PuSh brings an external lens to the city. The Festival introduced me to the possibilities of merging art forms. It was inspiring to have been a part of something that centers marginalized folks, where the focus is on the art. —Matthew Moir, 2018 PuSh Youth Academy Participant
2019 Youth Assembly: Program
11:00–11:30AM: Catered lunch + registration
11:30–11:45AM: Indigenous welcome + introduction
11:45–12:45PM: Workshop with D’bi Young Anitafrika
12:55–1:55PM: Panel: Unlikely Sites of Inspiration
2:15–3:25PM: F-O-R-M Festival + Performance Showcase
3:25– 3:35PM: Break
3:40–4:40PM: Breakout Session
Engaging ancestry and heritage in art-making (w/ Molly Billows)
Meaningful audience and community engagement (w/ Maiko Bae Yamamoto)
Producing 101 (w/ Anjela Magpantay)
Queering spaces for the arts (w/ Fay Nass)
While attendance is FREE, we strongly encourage you to register so we can get the catering and also accessibility details right!
A detailed accessibility audit for the World Arts Centre is available at the following link, but please reach out if there are any additional details or resources we can provide.