*** NOTE: Plans for the 2020 PMN Youth Creative Convergence are still coming together, but some youth programming will be offered during the convergence. Below is the information on what PMN presented in January 2019.
The Youth Creative Convergence (YCC) is a space where children and teens gather, with each other and with elders, at the intersection of creative arts and positive social change. The YCC is an independent component of gatherings of the People's Music Network. It is based on the idea that movements for social change need to be inter-generational, and the inherent curiosity and and creativity of youth must be supported.
The YCC includes a series of workshops and "playshops" designed by teaching artists to creatively engage the question of, "how can we make the world a better place?" We kick off the weekend with the adults at a lively concert on Friday night that is open to the public. Then Saturday we gather for breakfast and head to a variety of activities throughout the day, including opportunities for participants to give short performances, if they want. Saturday afternoon includes a Children's Concert with special guests. Sunday, we continue with more workshops.
Registration and Scholarships 2019
Youth registration for the gathering is substantially discounted from adult registration, but other than that it happens in the same way. Any person under 25 who would like to apply is eligible for the Matt Jones Scholarship Fund.
Any questions can be directed to Jayme or Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, if it is time sensitive, please do not hesitate to call 413-320-6870
YCC Schedule 2019
Workshop Descriptions 2019
All ages (even grown-ups!) are welcome to join us. Contact Jayme 413-320-6870 with questions.
Ongoing crafts and activities: