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The 19th Birthday Party Films are online

The 19th Birthday Party Films are online

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you missed the premiere installation of the 19th Birthday Party, you can now watch the films here. We invite you to share this site and the films. We created this project to contribute to the growing awareness about the enormous challenges that youth in care face as they transition to adulthood. If you or your organization would like to house the 19th Birthday Party Installation, please contact us.

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Opening Installation of the 19th Birthday Party!

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

On Friday, February 8th, the Housing Matters Media Project team was thrilled to welcome the public to sit at the “table of aging out.”


Party guest were moved by compelling stories of loneliness, transition and loss created by the project participants in collaboration with their mentors.


Guest were asked to share a birthday wish for one of the 700 youth aging out of care in BC this year.


The 19th Birthday Party will run in an exhibition at the co-presentation with Gallery Gachet and Grunt Gallery’s upcoming show 10 Years State of Emergency through April 11, 2014 and May 17, 2014

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Social Housing Network

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hey Everyone; the Social Housing Coalition Network holds monthly meetings and wants some us in Housing Matters Media Project to join their once monthly meetings.  If you are interested please check out their website; http://www.socialhousingbc.com/

The Social Housing Coalition is a non-partisan, volunteer coalition spanning Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, and reaching out to the rest of British Columbia. We are a grassroots coalition comprised of those impacted by the current housing crisis, and we are determined to make social housing a major issue in the upcoming provincial election and beyond.

Next Meeting;

Wed., Jan. 8th at 7 pm • Social Housing Coalition General Monthly Meeting

Carnegie Community Centre Theatre 401 Main Street, Main Floor Vancouver Please join us for the Coalition’s monthly meeting. Hope to see you there!
If you can’t make this meeting check their website for February Meeting.


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Looking for youth participants!

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

• Do you think the lack of affordable, adequate or safe housing affects you or your community?
• Have you, or are you currently living in government care?
• Would you like to produce a video within a community art project?

We are inviting young people (17 -27) who are interested in learning to create digital media on issues surrounding youth homelessness with youth who have experienced government care.

No experience necessary except the willingness to create stories from your perspective, stories that could lead to solutions and change.

The Housing Matters Media Project – will include:

o Media production mentorship and support in storytelling and technical skills with the goal of producing a short digital video exploring YOUR ideas around government care and the lack of affordable, safe, and adequate housing and/or solutions to this issue.

o The opportunity to create meaningful, important work as Art.

o This project will run from October 2013 to December 2013 and will include: a few evening workshops to get to know each other, learn (or improve) camera, audio recording, story production, and editing skills with professional artists, and three concentrated weekend workshops in October, November, and December.

o The work created will be screened at a gala in the spring as well as several other community gatherings.

o Your videos will be featured on the Housing Matters Media Project website

o And you may be invited to participate in future housing matters media projects. Including the design and building of a mini house art installation in 2015.

Interested? Please send us a short email describing your interest in the project and how you heard about it. You are also welcome to attach an audio or video file. Please don’t be shy. We are committed to creating a safe, diverse, and open community. We strongly encourage all youth to apply, regardless of experience.

Email: ckokobrowne@gmail.com
Please be in touch before October 18, 2013

Click HERE for a PDF of the Youth Invite.


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