Artist Spotlight Series: Short documentary films on emerging artterra artists

Artterra is excited to announce the release of a series of short documentaries on its new YouTube channel. These films, which capture the stories, processes, and inspirations of emerging artists from all over Canada, are the result of an 8-week mentorship program in which Artterra paired film students from six Canadian universities with its represented artists.

The project, which took place over the fall school term of 2022, was made possible thanks to an internship grant from Riipen LevelUp. During the cohort, students received training and mentorship from professional videographer Kelsey Blake of Kelsey Blake Creative, as well as Artterra's founder and director, Parisa Golchoubian, an artist herself. The film students were paid for their work and were able to build their own portfolios and resumes, as well as learn to work with clients.

"At Artterra, we're all about building opportunities for artists to thrive," said Golchoubian. "This mentorship program was a perfect way to do just that - not only did our artists benefit from the opportunity to have their work documented and shared with a wider audience, but the film students gained valuable experience and skills in their field. We're thrilled to be able to share these films with the public and hope that they inspire and connect with people all over the world."

The short documentaries will be released on Artterra's YouTube channel over the coming weeks, and will also be promoted on the company's social media channels. The represented artists will also have the opportunity to share the films on their own websites and social media pages, introducing their work to new audiences.

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the film students who participated in the mentorship program. They brought their creativity, hard work, and dedication to this project, and we are incredibly proud of their work. We would like to thank Tooba Rahim, Paxton Chan, Mars Qiu, Lola Cardona, Mathias Cantu, Joe Gagliardi, Evelina Groll and Patricio Cartas for their contributions to this film production.

Due to the success of this project, Artterra is planning a second round of this mentor program for April - June of 2023. If you're a film student looking to gain valuable experience and skills in your field, we encourage you to apply.

Interested in browsing the work of our talented artists? Browse our website to see their profiles and learn more about their art. If you're an artist who is interested in joining our community and receiving support in building your career, we welcome you to apply through our website. We look forward to helping you succeed and grow as an artist.

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