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The 2018 YAA Art Show “Word on the Street” used film to define popular buzzwords that we hear every day in the news, on social media, and in conversation. Over one week in July, artists from Art City and Graffiti Art Programming as well as a number of specialized mentors came together to facilitate 9 art workshops for 129 youth.
“Word on the Street” allowed youth to explore broadcasting and took our project to a new and exciting location, the Forks. During the workshop, each participant got to choose which part of a news broadcast speciality they wanted to master. They could either be a reporter, camera operator, sound technician, hair and make-up artist or costume designer. What made this project so successful were the awesome mentors that specialised in each field that mentored youth in their role. The mentors supported participants as they took the project to the streets and interviewed the general public at the forks about buzzwords. Each day had a “Buzzword of the Day”, challenging youth to explore and learn about the words Community, Truth, Power, Reconciliation and Diversity.
The 2018 Art Show program was possible thanks to the support from the Winnipeg Foundation, the United Way of Winnipeg, and the Province of Manitoba, as well as partnership with Video Pool Media Arts Centre. .