StitchCast Studio brings together youth and professional artists in St. Louis to develop and produce a series of podcast episodes.
Youth, ages 16-24, lead meaningful dialogues that inspire original content in mentor-led workshops based on participants’ lived experiences in economically disadvantaged, high crime areas. Podcasts focus on the streets, gun violence, and finding solutions to issues that are coming at our youth hard. The project goal is to gain greater understanding of the needs and desires of the youth served and to give them an amplified voice to create needed changes in society, to support youth in a successful transition to adulthood, and to reduce youth crime in St. Louis. Youth artists use dialogue, original poetry, and music to highlight their personal experiences with gun violence, life transitions, and mental health, promoting mutual respect for diverse ideas, greater understanding, and a more peaceful society.
Technology, Part I
Youth leaders discuss the current state of technology and what lies ahead in part I of this two part conversation. Recorded in Zoom on February 3, 2022.
Pick the City UP Art Interlude
Politician by Chris Fields.
Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2018.
Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.
Story Stitchers is supported by The Lewis Prize for Music’s 2021 Accelerator Award. The mission of The Lewis Prize is to partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music.
Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2021, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, and March For Our Lives Aid & Alliance.
StitchCast Studio LIVE!
Friday, February 25, 2022
Central Stage, 3524 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103
Join the Story Stitchers for a relaxed and friendly evening with some live art and a live podcast recording as Story Stitchers youth leaders discuss healthy relationships.
Adults $15 through MetroTix.
Event is free to youth under age 25
Effective September 1st, 2021, all people who are 12 years or older who wish to enter Story Stitchers venues will need to bring a photo ID and either their physical vaccination card or a photo of their vaccination card. Unvaccinated people, including unvaccinated adults and unvaccinated children over the age of 12, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 24 hours of the activity start time. Story Stitchers policy also includes mandatory KN95 mask wearing indoors (provided), social distancing, and frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer. No food or drink permitted.
Free Covid rapid tests right next door at 3526 Washington Ave by NOMI.
Covid Policies Landing Page: https://storystitchers.org/covid-19-safety-policies-and-procedures/