•February 17, 2010 • Leave a Comment

A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who applied for the 2010 IGNITE! Mentorship Program.  The application deadlines for 2009/2010 have now passed and the 25 participants have been selected.

The final performances created by the participants in the dance, songwriting, and spoken word mentorship programs will take place on May 13th, 14th, and 15th, respectively, at The Cultch.

The plays written by the participants in the play writing mentorship program and directed by the participants in the directing mentorship program will run from May 17th-23rd, also at The Cultch.

Check back here again soon for full performance details, or contact Youth Program Manager Corbin Murdoch at 604-251-1766 ext 105. If you a young actor interested in performing in one of our one-act plays, please contact Corbin.


Deadline for Directing, Songwriting, and Spoken Word is Tuesday, February 2nd!

•January 30, 2010 • Leave a Comment

We’ve selected 7 young dance-artists to participate in the 2010 Dance Mentorship Program. Thanks to all of those who made an application.

The deadline for the Directing, Songwriting, and Spoken Word mentorships is coming right up on February 2nd.  If you are an artist between the ages of 13-24 there is no reason not to apply. The program is 100% free and it will link you up with some of the most exciting artists working in Vancouver today.

Visit the APPLY NOW! page for full application information.

Full application information up now!

•December 4, 2009 • Leave a Comment

We are now accepting applications for IGNITE! 2010.

All the information you’ll need is up now on the APPLY NOW page. Download an application form and apply today.

Remember, the program is 100% free, there is no reason not to apply.

IGNITE 2009/2010 poster

•December 4, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Check out this year’s promotional poster, designed by Cultch Youth Panel member Virginia Berger-Hawthorn:

Welcome to the IGNITE! blog…

•September 23, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Hi there!

My name is Corbin Murdoch. I am the Youth Program Manager at The Cultch (AKA The Vancouver East Cultural Centre).

Currently entering its third year, The IGNITE! Mentorship Program is a program of The Cultch’s Youth Program. The program pairs promising young artists with mentors in their chosen media. Our  2009/2010 season promises to be the best yet. We are offering more mentorships than ever before; in songwriting, spoken word, dance/choreography, directing, and play writing. To learn more about the IGNITE! Mentorship Program, please visit the About page.

We’ve assembled an amazing roster of world-class mentors and are busy putting together industry sessions and showcase opportunities. Full schedule and application information will be available soon.

In the meantime, feel free to contact me with any questions.

All the best,

Corbin Murdoch
Youth Program Manager
The Cultch