Podcasting 101 for Teens

Sat, Oct 10, 2020
Sat, Oct 17, 2020
Sat, Oct 24, 2020
Sat, Nov 7, 2020

Call for Participation

** Deadline extended **


This FREE mentorship is designed to inspire teens 15 to 18 years old. 

Tell your own story about living through COVID-19 by creating an original podcast episode, with the help of podcaster Paige Smith.


4 sessions long, online over video conferencing, taking place on Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm:

Oct 10, Oct 17, Oct 24, and Nov 7


Application deadline extended to Sept 25, 2020.


Application form: https://forms.gle/WJzGzJ1ixjgSvCoV6


Learn how to record, edit, and compose an audio documentary of your own creation that expresses what it's like to live during COVID-19. 

Work individually or with a partner to create an audio story between 5 and 15 minutes.

How has the pandemic affected your life? How has your school, work, friendships, or activities changed? How are you staying connected with others during this time? These are some examples of questions that might guide your production.

A variety of podcasting techniques will be considered. Will your podcast include interviews? Journalistic investigation? Poetry? Environmental recordings? You'll be encouraged to experiment.   

This mentorship is supported by VIVO Media Arts Centre, and the final audio documentaries will be shared with the public through VIVO's website. 


Application form: https://forms.gle/WJzGzJ1ixjgSvCoV6


VIVO encourages applications from self-identified members of under-served or historically marginalized communities. We thank all who express interest in this position.

Free: tuition is covered by generous support of our sponsors. 

Space is limited. No experience necessary.

Want help filling out the application? We're happy to help! Email education@vivomediaarts.com


Know a friend who might be interested in this project? Tell them to apply too!


Application closes Sept 25, 2020.

Selected participants notified by Sept 26.


Mentor Bio


Paige Smith is an experimental filmmaker, media artist, and podcaster based in the territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations, also known as Vancouver, Canada. She received a BFA in Film from Simon Fraser University in 2018. 

Paige’s artwork has recently been shown at the Dawson City Film Festival (20), Vines Art Festival (20), Richmond World Festival (19), and Victoria Shorts Film Festival (19). She also produces two arts and culture podcasts, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement’s podcast Below the Radar, and Sad Hill Media’s podcast Film Formally

Alongside her artistic practices, Paige works as an arts educator. She has previously instructed at VIVO Media Arts Centre, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and The Cinematheque. She has taught classes in cinematography and podcasting techniques.



Paige Smith, Am Johal, and Laura Marks having an conversation for Below the Radar


left to right: Paige Smith, Am Johal, and Laura Marks in conversation for the Below the Radar podcast.

Session Dates
Session 1
Sat, Oct 10, 2020 1pm—4pm
Session 2
Sat, Oct 17, 2020 1pm—4pm
Session 3
Sat, Oct 24, 2020 1pm—4pm
Session 4
Sat, Nov 7, 2020 1pm—4pm
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