2012 Annual Report

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Defining Moments: Discovering our Canadian Stories is a national digital media arts and citizenship project aimed at engaging youth across Canada to explore, express and showcase their diverse perspectives on Canadian identity. http://moments.tigweb.org http://gg.tigweb.org/tig/defining-moments At the start of 2012, Defining Moments: Discovering our Canadian Stories continued to run workshops throughout Canada that focused on speaking to young Canadians on matters of identity on the local and national scale. Participants were encouraged to reflect on Canada's past and how it may influence and inform their present and/or future aspirations. In total, TakingITGlobal reached over 800 participants throughout the workshops phase of the project engaging youth in discussions of identity and what it means to live in Canada today. " ust wonderful... brought tears to my eyes and makes me J even more proud to be Canadian... words and images of much inspiration from our young people of this amazing country. Well done and Thank you!" — Guest book comment in response to Defining Moments exhibition at ArtStarts in Vancouver. 50+ Host organisations 344 Unique submitters 13 Provinces and Territories in Canada 750+ Contest submissions 1,200+ Workshop participants 24 TakingITGlobal Annual Report 2012 These workshops were also designed as a catalyst for inspiring youth to create artwork reflecting their personal story within the Canadian context. By the close of the contest in March 2012, over 700 submissions from every province and territory had been gathered in our online Global Gallery. The artwork featured a variety of mediums such as song, painting, dance, photography, sculpture, drawing, and animation. Youth aged 13-30 depicted a wide range of topics and personal narratives in their work including migration, immigration, memory, nature, sport, health, architecture, political landscape and tradition.

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