UPCOMING


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UPComing In-Person Events 

February 22 – Midwest Climate Summit – 6:00-6:30 – Washington University

February 28 – StitchCast Studio LIVE! returns – 6:00-9:00 – High Low

March 28 – StitchCast Studio LIVE! – 6:00-9:00 – High Low

April  25 – StitchCast Studio LIVE! – 6:00-9:00 – High Low

May 23 – StitchCast Studio LIVE! – 6:00-9:00 – High Low

June 15, 16 – The WHY of MY City – 7:00 – .ZACK Theatre

June 6 – StitchCast Studio LIVE! – 6:00-9:00 – High Low

We are here to #StandStrongStandTogether so every youth has a place for solace. Support. Contemplation. A place for self-expression.

 

 

Join Stitchers Youth Council for access to THE CENTER!

Stitchers Youth Council has performed over 250 times since 2014 throughout St. Louis in cultural venues, parks and at block parties. Members are 16-24 years old social justice artists who work with adult mentors to generate high quality art that is aimed at moving the region to a healthier and happier future for all. Working on numerous awards including the prestigious Lewis Prize For Music, geared at driving them towards a larger youth arts and technology center, a CDC Foundation grant to create art to boost vaccine confidence amongst their peers, and the City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2021 and 2022, they are certain to have an important impact.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or national guard status, handicap status, or any other factor prohibited by law in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and/or activities.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers is committed to ADA compliance. The Collective welcomes people with disabilities and subscribes to the goal of providing access to programs, services and facilities. The Collective’s goal is to integrate this philosophy into all activities: policies, guidelines, plans, budgets, funding proposals, meetings and outreach.

StitchCast Studio LIVE!

Watch and be a part of Story Stitchers live podcast discussions, presented on the state-of-the-arts stage of 3524 Washington Ave. Story Stitchers artists and guest artists will round out each presentation with live art interludes.

Youth, ages 16-24 years old, discuss current topics in live podcast recordings on stage. Live art interludes are incorporated into the presentations. Learn about the community through the words of young leaders.

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, adult guests, 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.

Reserve your ticket today!

StitchCast Studio podcasts are published and available on PodbeanGoogle Podcasts, apple podcastsSpotify and Youtube.

Join Stitchers Youth Council for access to podcasting on StitchCast Studio!

STITCHERS YOUTH COUNCIL

STUDIO SESSIONS at THE CENTER

Music
Performing Arts
Podcasting
Youth Organizing
Internships
DJ UP
Earn Stipends for Community Service

Perception Isn’t Always Reality

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artist Collective’s Perception Isn’t Always Reality will engage BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) teen and young adult artists to reevaluate messages they may have received about COVID and vaccinations and to evaluate the sources of the information. Through their own brand of urban storytelling that involves collaborative work in hip hop music and krump dance, videography, photography, and podcasting, the artists will produce a challenging body of work for the public to experience on urban canvases such as the sides of city buses and on the airwaves.

Story Stitchers work from Perception Isn’t Always Reality, created in 2022 to bolster vaccine confidence with support from the CDC Foundation, is featured in an exhibition at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta GA 30329.

The exhibition is on view November 25, 2022 – March 2023.

Photography by Mike Jensen, courtesy of the David J. Sencer CDC Museum

“Trusted Messengers: Building Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines Through Art spotlights some of the arts and culture partners who worked with CDC and the CDC Foundation in 2022 to help bolster demand for COVID-19 vaccines by building trust and confidence in their communities.”

To learn more and see additional images from the exhibit visit:

https://www.cdc.gov/museum/exhibits/trusted.html

Story Circles!

Join Story Stitchers artists in a Story Circle and share your experiences, wishes and needs in this safe space. Stories are recorded in Zoom or outdoors. Bring yourself or bring a group.

We are especially interested in stories about Covid and the vaccine have affected you and your family and friends.

Ladue News Story…

Watch a Story Stitchers Special recording including Story Stitchers and Master Storyteller Bobby Norfolk and then join us in Zoom with our Special Guest  Dr. Matifadza Hlatshwayo Davis, MD, MPH, the Director of Health for the City of St. Louis, to discuss the Covid-19 and flu vaccines and to answer your questions.

Celebrate with us as we release the new music video and song entitled “Worthy”!

Story Circles in St. Louis American! READ HERE!

PUBLICATIONS

StitchCast Studio podcasts are released on Friday’s through podbean, apple podcast, Spotify, YouTube, and storystitchers.org StitchCast Studio page.

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.

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, The Lewis Prize for Music Accelerator Award, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2021, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, St. Louis Violence Prevention Commission and ReCast, and March For Our Lives.

Back Stories

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Stream Team, made up of 18-24 year olds from Stitchers Youth Council, share the never before heard back stories to works of art produced by members of the Artists Collective in this new series called “Back Story”.

Released on Saint Louis Story Stitchers facebook, Vimeo, storystitchers.org StitchCast Studio page and on Youtube.

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

CLICK HERE

 

NEW Covid Policies: (Subject to change)

Approved by the Board of Directors March 4, 2022

  • Tests no longer needed unless someone is ill or exposed.
  • Masks are recommended but not required
  • If you are ill, feverish, have a runny nose or cough you are not permitted to attend.
  • If someone appears ill, is coughing, sniffling, they may be asked to leave or to take a test.
  • At home or free testing will be available if exposure to Covid has occurred or is suspected or if symptoms occur or are suspected.
  • If Covid exposure occurs, City guidelines for quarantines will be followed.
  • Food and drinks may be offered outdoors or in larger indoor spaces.

Covid Policies Landing Page: https://storystitchers.org/covid-19-safety-policies-and-procedures/

StitchCast Studio podcasts are released on Friday’s through podbean, apple podcast, Spotify, YouTube, and storystitchers.org StitchCast Studio page.

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.

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, The Lewis Prize for Music Accelerator Award, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2021, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, St. Louis Violence Prevention Commission and ReCast, St. Louis Violence Prevention Commission, St. Louis Mental Health Board, Arts & Education Council, and March For Our Lives.

 

Saint Louis Story Stitchers admits youth of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school administered programs.

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