Youth Voices Summit

July 31st - August 3rd, 2024

Spy Hop Youth Voices Summit

Spy Hop is hosting our second Youth Voices Summit: What Matters to Us in Salt Lake City, Utah from July 31st – August 3rd, 2024. The summit aims to gather 20 young and aspiring media artists (ages 15-19) from across the state of Utah to celebrate their artistic talents and their vibrant contributions to the creative and cultural fabric of their communities. By harnessing the power of storytelling, participants will share their unique perspectives on the world as a means for self-expression, community building, and transformation. 

At the Youth Summit, young media artists lead and participate in workshops, hands-on projects, local tours, and career exploration. Together, students from rural communities across Utah will come together to share in their collective passion for media arts as an art form and a career pathway.

Youth Summit Schedule Overview

The Youth Voices Summit will be held at Spy Hop’s Kahlert Youth Media Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. The Kahlert Youth Media Arts Center is a state-of-the-art facility designed with students in mind — it offers ample classrooms, hangout spaces, a sound stage, event spaces, and access to professional gear.

Facilitated and chaperoned field trips to museums, art experiences, and local attractions will also happen in and around Salt Lake City.

More details coming soon. 

DAY 1:
Wednesday, July 31st

  • Travel to Salt Lake City (via Salt Lake Express)
  • Arrive at Spy Hop for Kick-Off Meet & Greet Welcome Dinner
  • Tour of Spy Hop
  •  Check-in to evo Hotel

DAY 2:
 August 1st

  • Breakfast with keynote speaker
  • Morning multi-meda art activities
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon film workshop
  • Local tour
  • Group activity
  • Dinner
  • Attend music show at Kilby Court
  • Head back to evo Hotel

DAY 3:
Friday, August 2nd

  • Breakfast
  • Morning multi-media art activities
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon workshop
  • Explore the Salt Lake City Arts District
  • Bouldering Project/Skate Park/Relaxation
  • Dinner and Voices of the West Student film screening
  • Head back to evo Hotel

DAY 4:
Saturday, August 3rd

  • Check out of evo Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Local tour
  • Lunch
  • Video and podcasting workshop
  • Closing ceremony
  • Travel home

Who can attend?

Utah youth who are between the ages of 15-19 and are currently enrolled or have participated in a past Voices of the West workshop (Blanding, Monument Valley, or Vernal) are invited to attend. 

Interested attendees must be able to commit to the full summit, arriving on Wednesday, July 31st in time for the kick-off meet & greet at 6 PM. The summit will end on Saturday, August 3rd — all participants will travel back that evening.

Does the Youth Summit cost money?

NO! All accepted participants are able to attend the summit free of charge. Spy Hop will cover all lodging, food & meals, and transportation to and from the summit. 

How do I apply?

To apply for the Youth Summit, all you need to do is fill out the form below!


Interested in attending, but need more info? Please contact Education Director, Myke Johnson, or call 801-532-7500.

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