As part of the Aspiring Emerging Associates Initiative, BCTC provides support for projects that engage young artists and youth around the province through the Youth Hub Initiatives. Youth Hub projects not only showcase the talent of local and regional aspiring emerging artists, they also provide opportunities to engage with youth, young audiences, as well as diverse and Indigenous communities. Youth Hub projects provide inspiration and ideas to all looking to engage youth, young audiences, and artists in their own communities.
The BC Touring Council invites proposals from BC-based non-profit organizations to support innovative projects that demonstrate how youth engage in the performing arts and how technology is used in performance-based work. Eligible projects may include in-person and virtual events that incorporate live performance, live streaming, digital media and/or social media platforms.
Projects should engage youth and/or support young aspiring emerging artists and associates by:
- Effectively engaging youth in leadership roles, as active participants, audience members or other ways;
- Using digital media and/or documenting how technology is used to engage youth (pre, post and during performance);
- Providing mentoring opportunities;
- Improving or enhancing access to performance spaces including both conventional and unconventional performing arts spaces (in person or digital) for young aspiring emerging artists to perform and engage with audiences.