Participants' Videos

Video is a powerful medium that allows a message to be shared easily and that will last a long time. Awesome Arts participants have collaborated with professional artists to create more than 120 videos of all kinds: music videos, computer and stop motion animations, cinepoems (music video style spoken word poetry), documentaries and more. See below for a few examples or head on over to our Youtube channel and browse around!

A number of these videos have more than 7000 views and have been screened at film festivals, at City Hall and has garnered a couple of paying gigs for our musical youth groups.

Music Videos
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A group of Lowertown youth explore the violence and positive future in their neighbourhood. Held in partnership with the Lowertown Community Resource Centre. With artists: Jamaal Jackson, Craig Conoley and Dean Watson

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Remix workshop with 15 talented youth from the Notre Dame High School CHOICES program. CHOICES looks at important issues affecting youth, such as Dating Violence and Healthy Relationships, which were the themes for this remix song.
With artists: Kay’la Fraser, Craig Conoley and Dean Watson.

CinePoems
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Intergenerational Spoken Word poetry program brought together Seniors and Youth. Together they wrote poems and discovered their similarities. Held in partnership with the Lowertown Community Resource Centre and Centre de services Guigues.
With artists: Jamaal Rogers and Craig Conoley

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10 year-old Muram of Strathcona Heights created this positive poem about her community.  Held in partnership with the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre. With artists: Jamaal Rogers, Randy Kelly and Craig Conoley

Intergenerational Animation
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Intergenerational Awesome Arts program where seniors shared their stories about immigration and children animated the stories. This program was held in partnership with the Lowertown Community Resource Centre.
With artists: Katherine Grier and Tina Le Moine

Computer Animation videos

Stop child soldiers
Created by two 12 year-old participants, held in Child Soldiers.jpgpartnership with the Ottawa International Animation Festival. With artist Tina Le Moine.


Access to clean water
Created by 12 year-old participants, held in partnership Clean Water.jpgwith the Ottawa International Animation Festival. With artist Tina Le Moine.


Stop Motion Animation videos


Right to clean water
Created by a group of 5-8 year-old participants, held in Clean Water Rights.jpg partnership with the Lowertown Community Resource Centre. With artist Tina Le Moine.


Global Warming
Created by a group of 8-12 year-old participants, held in Global Warming.jpg
partnership with the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre. With artist Tina Le Moine.


Refugee stories
Created by a group of 13-17 year-old refugee students, Refugees and Immigrants video.jpg
held in partnership with OCISO and Woodroffe High School. With artist Tina Le Moine.

Multimedia documentaries


Saving the environment
Created by two 14 year-old participants of Awesome Arts Saving the envronment.jpg
program held in partnership with the Lowertown Community Resource Centre.


Racism, it hurts
Created by two 14 year-old participants of Awesome Arts Racism.jpg
program held in partnership with the Lowertown Community Resource Centre.