Imago Theatre is now accepting applications for ARTISTA, a free mentorship program for young women between the ages of 16-21 who are interested in exploring and creating through theatre. The program offers 15 young women completely free access to 15 weeks of meaningful theatre mentorship with 3 leading professionals in the field: Julie Tamiko Manning, Lucinda Davis and Felicia Shulman.
Participants receive weekly meals, theatre workshops in voice, movement, acting and more, access to see professional theatre productions, and the opportunity to showcase their work in an ARTISTA Outcome Performance. The program takes place on Mondays from 5:30pm-10:00pm at Georges-Vanier Cultural Centre (2450 Rue Workman) from January 22nd-May 17th, 2018. The deadline to submit applications is January 5, 2018. Apply online at www.imagotheatre.ca.
“It was a validating and safe space to explore my thoughts, which is difficult for women to find.” – Jayati, ARTISTA participant 2017
ARTISTA relies on generous support from foundations, corporations and fundraising initiatives. Imago Theatre is currently running a fundraising campaign through the La Ruche, Québec crowdfunding platform with a goal of raising $5,000 to keep ARTISTA free for all participants. To support ARTISTA, a socially transformative arts education initiative centered on equity, equal representation and female empowerment, donate to the ARTISTA fundraising campaign at www.imagotheatre.ca.
ARTISTA builds and empowers a community of Montreal young women and supports them through the early stages of their careers, whatever those may be. Artistic independence and confidence, as well as increased knowledge in artistic craftsmanship are acquired through mentorship, creative collaboration and professional training.
Imago Theatre is a catalyst for conversation, an advocate for equal representation and a hub for stories about unstoppable women. Visit www.imagotheatre.ca to find out how the company advances, develops, democratizes and tells Her Side of the Story. Follow Imago on Facebook or Twitter @ImagoTheatre514 #herside514