Raw Voices 2013
Saturday, April 27
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 29
What Raw Voices is All About
Raw Voices is a media arts festival for middle and high school students in Chicago. This annual festival is like none other in Chicago, drawing hundreds of teens from around the city each year to the campus of Columbia College to experience first hand what it's like to work in the media arts. Participants explore a variety of media arts from music production, photography, and blogging to television, film, and radio. Raw Voices 2013 is going to be bigger and better than ever. This year's festival includes:
- A Media Fair with information and representatives from Chicago's top community-based media organizations.
- Workshops in the media arts including video, photography, music production, journalism, and more. Check out the list of workshops here.
- Performances that will have you hootin' and hollerin' by some of Chicago's best teen talent in the arts.
- Contest Winners’ Showcase, where the winning teen artists will receive GIFT CARD PRIZES and everyone will have the chance to see their work.
How the Day Works
8:30am - 10:00am Registration and Media Fair When you arrive at Columbia College on Saturday morning, the first thing you will do is register for a workshop. Workshops are first come, first serve. Once a workshop is full, you will no longer be able to participate for that workshop. Check out the list of workshops HERE so you know which ones you are most interested in. At the same time that you register for your workshop, you will recieve a name tag with your name the title of your workshop on it. As soon as you register for your workshop, you will be head to the 8th floor to check out the Media Fair.
10:00am - 10:30am Opening Performances At 10:00am SHARP, the opening performances will begin. Make sure you are finished registering for your workshop and have had plenty of time to check out the Media Fair by this time. And don't be late! You won't want to miss this.
10:30am - 12:30pm Media Arts Workshops After the opening perofrmances, you will be guided to your workshop. Workshops take place all over campus and last for 2 hours.
12:30pm - 1:30pm Pizza Lunch After your workshop is finished, you will head back for lunch (you will have worked up an appetite by this point!) Lunch will include pizza, salad, water, and soda. During your lunch hour, you can also check out the Media Fair in case there was anything you missed.
1:30pm - 2:30pm Contest Winners' Showcase and Closing Performances To finish out the day, we will announce the winning teen artists of the Contest Winners' Showcase and end with closing performances.
How to Register
The registration deadline for Raw Voices is Friday, March 29. To register, fill out and and mail in your Group Registration Form. To submit work into the contest, fill out the Contest Application Form.
Who to Contact
For more information, contact Paul Teruel at email@example.com or 312.369.8871. Also, don't forget to like the Raw Voices Facebook page to get Raw Voices updates, info, and photos.
Our Community Partners
Raw Voices is made possible by our community-based partner organizations. Our partners include: Neighborhood Writing Alliance, Free Spirit Media, Chicago Park District, Street-Level Youth Media, and Elevarte Community Studio.