Call for Proposals: LGBTQ+ Performing Artists to co-facilitate a 5-day youth performing arts and social justice camp

YELLOWKNIFE, NT (January 22, 2017) – The Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife (RCYK) is excited to be working with Folk on the Rocks (FOTR) in organizing a 5-day youth performing arts and social justice camp leading up to the 2017 Folk on the Rocks festival. Up to 10 youth will be selected to participate in a 5-day camp that will teach them about expressing social and queer justice through their performing art.

RCYK is looking for NWT-based performing artists or artistic groups who identify as queer, trans or Two-Spirit who would be interested in working with a Southern performing artist to provide youth with 5-days of artistic and performance coaching, as well as social and queer justice workshops. This camp will take place from July 9th – 13th 2017 in Yellowknife. Musicians, bands, singers, spoken word artists and storytellers living in any community in the Northwest Territories are invited to apply.

Criteria for participation as an artist includes the following:

  • Identify as LGBTQ+, Two-Spirit, queer or trans
  • Be available to participate in the full 5-day camp
  • Have experience working with youth in an arts/performing context or in a social/queer justice context
  • Be living or have roots in the NWT

To apply, please visit the Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife online at

For Inquiries, please contact:
Jacq Brasseur, Executive Director
(pronouns: they/them)
867-445-5878 •