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FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE
Spy Hop Youth Voices Summit

Spy Hop is hosting the inaugural Spy Hop Youth Voices Summit: From Our Perspective in Salt Lake City, Utah July 27-30, 2022. The summit aims to gather 20-30 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 summit young media artists lead and participate in workshops, hands-on projects, local tours, and career exploration. Together, students from rural and urban 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 local film studios, recording studios, higher education institutions, and local attractions will also happen in and around Salt Lake City. 

Wednesday, July 27

Meet & Greet 7:00 PM at the Spy Hop Rooftop

Join Spy Hop hosts, teaching artists, and fellow youth participants for a kick-off party on the Spy Hop Rooftop!




Thursday, July 28

DAY 1: IDENTITY

  • Morning breakfast
  • Workshops with Spy Hop teaching artists
  • Guest Artist talks
  • Lunch
  • Site-seeing tours
  • Ample time to collaborate with fellow attendees on youth-led media arts projects

Friday, July 29

Day 2: WHAT DRIVES YOU

  • Morning breakfast
  • Workshops with Spy Hop teaching artists
  • Guest Artist talks
  • Lunch
  • Site-seeing tours
  • Ample time to collaborate with fellow attendees on youth-led media arts projects

Saturday, July 30 (daytime)

Day 3: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN ARTIST

  • Morning closing ceremony
  • Project completion




Saturday, July 30 (evening)

Heatwave Festival 4 – 10 pm @ Spy Hop

Spy Hop Youth Voices Summit participants will attend the Heatwave Festival and share their work as the organization celebrates the culmination of the youth summit and caps off the experience with a block party filled with music, art and games! 

Sunday, July 31

All participants travel home.







Who can attend?

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

Interested attendees must be able to commit to the full summit, arriving on Wednesday, July 27 in time for the kick-off meet & greet at 7 PM. The summit will end with the Heatwave Festival on Saturday, July 29. All participants will travel home on Sunday, July 30. 

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?

Please complete this short form to demonstrate your interest in participating in the inaugural Spy Hop Youth Voices Summit.

Questions?

Interested in attending, but need more info? Please contact Education Director, Matt Mateus, mateus@spyhop.org or call 801-532-7500