A Message from Our Team...

This year has been a year like no other but, the Juvenis Festival is back with the same enthusiasm and passion as ever! Last year required a quick transition from our usual version of the festival to a virtual environment though the team still managed to put together a great event. This year, we have had lots of time to prepare for anything that comes to us and we are so excited to put on this version of the festival!

All of your favourite components from previous festivals are still involved with just a few tweaks to allow for them to happen safely. We are offering many events virtually, though we are also planning for a few in-person events that will take place with proper COVID-19 guidelines in place. Please note that regardless of the measures in place, we will be proceeding with the vast majority of our scheduled programming. 

We are so impressed with the resilience of Kingston’s youth arts community and are proud to be able to support so many talented individuals. We are so grateful for our wonderful participants, project leaders, workshop leaders, volunteers, sponsors and partners for their commitment to supporting youth arts in Kingston. 

Regardless of what comes our way, we are proud to work with so many amazing people and contribute to our community! We hope that you will join us for this year’s festival and see everything that Kingston’s young artists have to offer!

-Maya Meyerman and Kate Seip (Co-managing Directors)


In Conversation Series

Most recent video: (view below for more)

Find out more about how we approach the Juvenis Festival and why we do what we do!

On the last Friday of every month, we are discussing a different topic that is relevant to the Juvenis Festival or to our participants. All of the videos can be found on the Blue Canoe Productions Youtube Page under the Juvenis 2021 playlist. The link to the video is also provided to each video below. This series will run from September 2020 to April 2021.

Current videos:

  • September: Opportunities and Engagement (here)
  • October: Spooky Style! Costumes and Editing (here)
  • November: Introducing Project Leaders! (here)
  • December: Looking Back and 2021 Resolutions (here)
  • January: Blue Canoe Building Blocks (here)
  • February: Creating Community (here)
  • March: The Impact of COVID-19 (here)

Do you have any ideas about what you'd like us to talk about? Email Maya at maya.meyerman@bluecanoetheatrical.ca to let us know!