Welcome to the YALC Blog!

As an initiative of the AOE Arts Council, the Young Arts Leaders Collective (YALC) is a newly formed group that supports the professional development of young emerging artists and arts … Read More / Suite

Gigging at the Island Times Café on Manitoulin Island

In my previous post, I mentioned that I had challenged myself in a variety of ways since my first meeting with my mentor Jean-Stéphane. One of those ways was by … Read More / Suite

Hub 2: Interdisciplinary Experiences

  I’m currently working on a production with the Skeleton Key Theatre company. I got a part in their chorus to become part of the collaborative development group to workshop … Read More / Suite

Hub 2: Let’s Start at the Beginning

My first meeting with Jean-Stéphane took place at Chez Lucien over burgers, and was joined by the AOE Arts Council’s program coordinator intern Lauriane Lehouillier. We spoke about a range … Read More / Suite

Fire Dancing Does Not Come in Bulk

There is nothing like the satisfaction of knowing that the hard work you have put into your performance art has started to pay off. I have spent years buying and … Read More / Suite

Hub 3 – Summer Recap

It’s been a crazy summer and Hub 3 is buckling down on our final project with the Mentorship program. Cody has been working hard at building up a social media … Read More / Suite

Our Challenge Begins!

Photo Cred: Sarah MacDonell We’ve all been busy with our own personal projects; though, after our first meeting, where we discussed the necessary administrative support behind arts initiatives, Jaime assigned … Read More / Suite

Fire & Water, by Zoe

Eleanor and I met up by the river for our first rehearsal at the Remic Rapids. Although it is my fourth summer performing at this site, every year the Winter … Read More / Suite

Jam Session Recap, by Cody

Since we all come from different musical backgrounds, we decided that our second hub meeting should be a jam session. So we did. It was great hearing everyone’s musical talents first … Read More / Suite

Meet Hub #5!

Hello Ottawa! We are hub #5 and we are a small group of budding artists, art administrators and educators, led by the indomitable Jaime Koebel: indigenous arts educator, curator, visual … Read More / Suite

Hub 1: An Afternoon Tea

Hub 1 has been busy! So busy that Cullen and Eleanor exchanged happy hellos for the first time at the Bollywood community dance event at The Spider ( Maman at … Read More / Suite

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