NEWS & VIEWS
Our annual Write On one act play competition will be happening again in2018. Deadline for submissions is February 24, 2018 at 11:59 pm. This event is open to youth ages 13-21 who live or attend school in Surrey. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form and more information. Below is a photo of Linda Xia and Abdul Khattab, two of our winners from Write On 2017.
WRITE ON! Workshop Available
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YACOS is presenting their second annual Write On Writers’ Workshop on January 27, 2018 from 12pm-6 pm at the Newton Cultural Centre, 13530-72 Avenue.
For this event, we are featuring local writers
Ellie King, Melanie Minty, Sylvia Taylor, Barbara Warwick, and Janet Dhanani.
This workshop is free to youth ages 13-21, living or attending school in Surrey. Lunch and snacks are included.
Space is limited, so please register early by emailing email@example.com.
Opportunities such as continuing auditions or Calls To Artist that have no deadline.
WHAT IS YACOS?
We are the Youth Arts Council of Surrey (YACOS)! We are a volunteer arts group run by youth for youth, and it’s our goal to create opportunities for young people in the arts. We provide these opportunities throughout the year through large-scale events such as talents shows, play-writing competitions, film festivals and fashion shows.
All of our members and participants are 13-21 years old, and either live or go to school in school in Surrey, BC. The Arts Council of Surrey (ACS) is our parent organization who provides us with a safe meeting space at the Newton Cultural Centre. The ACS provides us with a mentorship program and services to support our artistic endeavours.
We work on many annual projects such as a playwriting competition [Write On!], City-wide talent show [Surrey Shines!] a talent showcase [Canvas Coffee House], and a fashion show [Y.E.S. Runway]
By working on the youth council, we have the chance to discover who we are, to meet people from other backgrounds and to learn exciting new skills. At the same time, the events we organize are the perfect opportunities for Surrey youth to show off their talents to the community.
YACOS is currently working to provide opportunities for young people to become actively involved in the local Surrey Arts community. Our Youth Coordinator, an experienced Mentor from the Arts community, works with us to develop programs by and for youth. In 2004 the major community theatre project “Let Me Sing” raised enough money to help get us started.
The way we work is: Surrey’s youth provide the ideas and proposals, and then we get together with mentors in the community to make it all work.
OUR EXECUTIVE & MEMBERS:
Shubi, Vice Chair
MEMBERS: Wendy, Himadri, Fareed, Bakhtiar, Min Jy, Linda, Gurmehak, Tina, Pam, Simmie and Maro
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PRINTABLE PDF MEMBERSHIP FORM
We welcome all questions you may have about the many benefits of becoming a YACOS member. Please call us at 604-594-2700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please fill out form and send to:
By Email: email@example.com
By Mail: 13530 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3W 2P1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/youth arts council of surrey
When the Arts Council of Surrey established YACOS they knew that ‘experience is a great teacher’ when it comes to the Arts and the business of the Arts. To this end, the ACS set up a Mentorship program that young artists can tap into when creating work or producing events and fund raisers. Today YACOS enjoys an incredible synergy with a number of leaders in the business, municipal and arts communities.
Petra Barker [Guildford Town Centre]
Beth Barlow [Chief Librarian, City of Surrey]
Catherine Bayley [School District #36]
Glen Chua and Tim Reyes [MOONLiTE Productions]
KC Gilroy [Former Coordinator]
Barb Gould [Writer]
Jarnail Singh [Artist]
Chris Thornley [Thornley Hayne Creative Communications]
Barb Wolfe [Surrey Arts Centre]
‘YACOS PAST MEMBER’ MENTORS
Paula Cooper,Kiran Dhillon, Trisha Dulku, Jaspreet Kalsi, Gurinder Kalsi, Winnie Liu, Lynn Vo, Isuru Withanage, Tina Yang and Tony Yang