Video Storytelling Project to Benefit Brevard Students

By  //  January 29, 2014

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The “Telling Your Story” program will provide digital media instruction by professional teaching artists for up to 50 high school students ages 14-18. (BCA image

The “Telling Your Story” program will provide digital media instruction by professional teaching artists for up to 50 high school students ages 14-18. (BCA image)

BREVARD CULTURAL ALLIANCE AWARDED $10,000 NATIONAL ENDOWMENT OF THE ARTS (NEA) GRANT

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA  – The Brevard Cultural Alliance (BCA) has been awarded a $10,000 National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) grant to initiate a video storytelling project with Titusville high school students in 2014-2015.

The Brevard Cultural Alliance (BCA) has been awarded a $10,000 National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) grant to initiate a video storytelling project with Titusville high school students in 2014-2015.

The Brevard Cultural Alliance has been awarded a $10,000 National Endowment of the Arts grant to initiate a video storytelling project with Titusville high school students in 2014-2015.

The “Telling Your Story” program will provide digital media instruction by professional teaching artists for up to 50 high school students ages 14-18.

Selected participants will learn how to utilize digital media technology to share stories about social, cultural, political and/or environmental issues, through video documentaries.

Criteria for applications and the formal selection process are being determined now. In Spring 2014, BCA will announce the application window for students, who will be asked to submit a brief synopsis of the story they’d like to tell.

Another goal for this project is the proposed participation of adult relatives of members of the production teams, creating a space for intergenerational dialogue.

Criteria for applications and the formal selection process are being determined now. In Spring 2014, BCA will announce the application window for students, who will be asked to submit a brief synopsis of the story they’d like to tell.

Submissions will be reviewed by a committee comprised of BCA staff and Telling Your Story residency artists.

Neil Levine

Neil Levine

Once participating youth are selected, they will work hand-in-hand with residency artists to turn their visions into documentaries, which will premier at a 2014 red carpet event at the 2nd Annual Art and Algorithms Digital Arts Festival.

“We are please to deliver innovative and immersive community programs – like ‘Telling Your Story’ – that can engage and ultimately help regenerate our community in new and exciting ways,” said BCA Executive Director Neil Levine.


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