OPPORTUNITY: Voices for Change – Spoken Word Project 2018

Are you or someone you know interested in spoken word? Have you ever watched or listened to a spoken word piece and felt inspired to use your voice to create change? Have you ever wanted the opportunity to explore the art more? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, we have an opportunity for you!

The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation presents:

Voices for Change – Spoken Word Project 2018

This project is open to young applicants (ages 14-24) residing in Manitoba with an interest in spoken word, or related skills like drama, poetry, writing, or hip-hop, and a passion for social justice.

Through the project, participants will attend 4 learning sessions in January 2018. In these sessions, participants will explore issues related to international development and the importance of gender equality, learn from and collaborate with a professional spoken word artist, record their original piece with a professional videographer, and perform in front of a live audience during International Development Week, February 4-11, 2018.

This is a great opportunity to explore international development issues and social justice through the arts – no prior experience is necessary!
Use your voice to create positive and sustainable change!

Application link: http://bit.ly/2zvlpuz 

Applications deadline: Monday, December 11th, 2017.

Successful applicants will be notified by December 15th, 2017 with parental/guardian consent forms.

Participants must be available to attend the 4 sessions (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
at Creative Manitoba in Winnipeg on the following dates, as well as the live performance on February 6, 2018.

  • Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018
  • Friday, January 26, 2018
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018

**There is no cost for participants. Travel subsidies and billets are available for participants from outside of Winnipeg if desired.
Lunch will be provided at sessions.

For more information, please contact Keana Rellinger at youth@mcic.ca or 204-987-6420


Voices for Change 2018 Poster (2)

2016 Spoken Word Project

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