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Try out for the First Annual Youth Arts Festival Talent Slam

By Contributor
December 19th, 2014

Oxygen Art Centre is thrilled to announce the First Annual Youth Arts Festival.

The premiere event of the festival is the Talent Slam at the Capitol Theatre on February 14th at 8 p.m. 

Anyone aged 15-29 years and performing in any discipline is welcome to audition for a spot in this showcase of the Kootenay’s best young artists. 

Singing, dancing, music, acting, comedy, performance art, poetry and spoken word, even short film and animations can be submitted for selection. 

Auditions will take place on Sunday January 18th between 10 a.m.-2 p.m at The Civic Theatre. 

There is a limited amount of audition slots available, it is recommended to register in advance online at

Selected acts will receive one-on-one mentorship with Lucas Myers or Bessie Wapp to develop their acts for the big night.

The festival will also be a mentored work experience opportunity for the Youth Coordinators involved in producing the festival.  In addition to the Talent Slam there will also be a Back Stage Lounge at Oxygen Art Centre on Sunday February 14th from 3-9 p.m. with free programming and workshops for youth aged 15-29.