Black Designers' Conference
March 28th, 2021 - 11:00am to 4:00pm EST. A free, live, virtual event for Black-identifying students in grade 11 and 12 with an interest in visual arts and design. Register by March 20.
Calling all Black-identifying high school students with an interest in art and design!
The Black Designers’ Conference will introduce students to design for performance through workshops from Canada’s leading Black designers.
In these online experiential sessions in costume, set, lighting and sound design, participants will get to participate in the creative process of storytelling through design. Participants will receive supporting materials by mail, to ensure that the sessions will be interactive, informative and fun. There is a maximum capacity of 15 students per session so that students get individualized attention.
At the end of the session, participants will have an understanding of the uniqueness of designing for performance; the collaboration and storytelling that creates its magic. Participants will have interacted with materials or tools to a specific discipline (set, costume, sound or lighting). They will also have a sense of what training and a career in design for performance is like.
Each participant will be mailed a Spec Box with interactive materials specific to the workshop they will be attending during the online Black Designers' Conference.