ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Empowerment through Performance workshop (ETP) is an innovative, six-day summer workshop designed to encourage personal development, foster self-esteem, and promote leadership skills in teenagers through creative, arts-based education. The ETP experience encourages young people to stand on their own feet and learn to express themselves authentically.
In just six transformative days, through the unique mesh of the creative fields of writing, performance, music and film, young participants learn to nurture their creativity, build self-esteem, develop important communication and team-building skills, and ultimately learn how to express themselves in a positive way. Because we believe there are rich learning opportunities within diversity, SYVF purposely seeks participants from a variety of backgrounds. Some may be affiliated with community support networks and organizations, others are often talented individuals living in remote or rural areas. All have a need and a desire to learn to share their voice, by exploring their individuality and talent.
Over the course of the week, participants work with professional educators and esteemed guest artists to develop self-awareness through movement classes, voice projection, performance preparation, as well as exploring songwriting, working with the camera and team-building exercises.
The ETP workshop culminates in ‘Night at Stillwater Landing’, a live performance event and benefit concert for the local community, created and performed by the workshop participants and features the guest musical artist for that year. This must-see event takes place at the beautiful Stillwater Landing near Whitefish, Montana.
The dates for the 2016 ETP workshop are: July 25-30
Location details will be provided to applicants and their carers upon acceptance into the program.
HOW TO APPLY
Due to the increasing popularity of the program, open registration will no longer be accepted. Instead, attendance is by INVITATION ONLY. Applicants must either:
- Be nominated by a member of the community -or-
- Apply themselves for an invitation
Once a participant has been selected, they will be required to complete and submit the following forms. These will be sent directly to the participant, after the closing date.
- An image release consent
- Health, Medication & Allergies Form (this needs to be signed & submitted by Parent or Guardian)