NEWS & VIEWS
Forget Gangnam Style...
It's All About The Bharata Natyam Style
Canvas Coffee House for Culture Days! YACOS is holding their fall Canvas Coffee House on September 29 as their contribution to Culture Days. We will be highlighting the youth dancers from Sudnya Dance Academy as they teach us various dance steps in the Bharata Natyam style of Indian classical dance. We’ll also feature a youth visual art exhibit and other performers. And of course, coffee & snacks will be available.If you are interested in either submitting your art pieces or performing, please email email@example.com .
Deadline is September 24, 2017.
Canvas Coffee House for Culture Days
Sept. 29, 2017
Newton Cultural Centre 13530-72 Avenue. Surrey
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Guildford Recreation Centre revel in local talent! Live bands, youth performers, food trucks, dance battle, inflatable wipe out, carnival games, skate park jam, giveaways, cooking competition, community booths, collaborative art making and more.www.surrey.ca/youthfest.
For more details about Surrey Youth Fest, visit the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/276687209468979/ and watch the video at https://youtu.be/fd0cvhkezsA
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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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