Creative Okanagan is dedicated to helping young performers within the Okanagan valley.
The Play It UP! Artist development program helped develop youth performing artists in the Central Okanagan. An opportunity to explore and grow as performers outside of school, post-secondary or traditional lessons. Participants had opportunities to network amongst themselves and facilitators and build relationships in the entertainment industry. Multiple session’s focused on gaining confidence and building a performance. Facilitators included the Okanagan’s very own Ben Klick, Tommy Thisdale, and Erin Scott.
Twelve participants were accepted with:
- Seven program sessions, 2 – 3.5 hours each
- Two sessions included more significant performance aspects with one during Culture Days. ts.
- Mentorship time was also allocated to each participant
This program was possible through a grant from the Central Okanagan Foundation with the support of the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan.