Fostering Youth Arts

Formally known as the Youth Evening of Arts (YEA!), the SPARK fosters artistic expression for youth aged 12-18.

About the SPARK Program:
The Kits House SPARK Program facilitates artistic workshops, projects, and mentorships for Vancouver youth, ages 12-18. SPARK establishes spaces for exploration, empowerment and growth, with an emphasis on youth leadership and involvement. Whether you are an emerging artist seeking to further hone your skills, or a young person looking to be introduced to a new form, SPARK is a resource devoted to the continued fostering of youth communities and crafts.  SPARK is tailored to the specific needs and interests of the youth involved. This year SPARK has partnered with Prince of Wales Secondary School.

About Sebastien Wen:
Sebastien Wen is a poet, musician, spoken word artist, and the coordinator for the Kitstilano Neighbourhood House SPARK program. He is the 2014 National Underground Youth Slam Champion. His poetry has appeared in many of Canada’s most notable literary journals, including Arc, Event, Vallum, and Prairie Fire. He studies Honours English and Creative Writing at UBC.

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