Youth Arts Roundtable


Saturday, May 7th




A zoom link will be emailed to all registered participants.


We're wrapping up the career series with an open discussion on the trials and tribulations associated with working in the arts community. This will be a roundtable discussion about being a young artist in Kingston and Canada, focusing on some of the things we think need to be improved and sharing in some of the successes we've had. This is great for anyone who leads a theatre company, runs a dance project, produces their own work in the community or is a young arts leader. If time permits, participants will have the opportunity to network with other attendees after the discussion.

This event is an extension of our "I am an Artist" initiative.


Bella DiBernardo
"I am an artist" Campaign Manager- Juvenis Festival

Bella DiBernardo is a 4th year Film & Media Major at Queen’s Universities film school and an aspiring screenwriter. Through post-secondary opportunities at Queen’s and personal projects, Bella practices her sceenwriting and has had the opportunity to be involved in the industry in multiple different departments as a PA, Locations Personnel and Script Supervisor. Her involvement with Juvenis will continue to allow her to be involved with the local, and broader, youth arts community and continue to practice her passion for film and live performance.

Maya Meyerman
Co-Managing Director- Juvenis Festival

Maya Meyerman is a local Kingstonian and has been involved with the Kingston arts community for the majority of her life. She joined Blue Canoe as the Co-Managing Director for the 2021 Juvenis Festival, though she has been involved with other local theatre companies and is a graduate from the Kingston School of Dance. Maya graduated from Brock University in 2021 from the Studies in Arts and Culture program and is now pursuing a post-graduate certificate at Humber college in Arts Administration and Cultural Management. She has worked as a summer student at the Tett Centre, at a St. Catharines art gallery, and has held executive positions in arts-related university clubs. She is passionate about the power of youth for transforming the arts world and loves being able to help showcase the talent of Kingston's young people through Juvenis.