Andrew Burton’s Street Spirits Theatre Wins Arts Advocacy Award

Artistic Director Andrew Burton (3rd from left) and members of Street Spirits Theatre Company —                                             ( R.) Kaiser, Brook, Andrew, Elise, Kayla (front) Travis Charles, Dominique and Isaac

Canada’s Street Spirits Theatre company was presented with the Arts Advocacy Award by the Regional Arts Council in Prince George British Columbia for their work in promoting the arts. The youth driven, social action theatre company was founded by Andrew Burton, a member of the 2012 International Class. Says Burton:

This award recognizes our work in advocating for the arts….I have taught performance and started theatre programs in small communities all over the region…The company offers workshops to teach people how to establish and run youth theatre programs….But moreover, the award recognizes the use of the arts as a means to advocate for social justice and to deal with significant community problems.


About Janet Wootten

Janet Wootten is a media and public relations professional, a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors and a leader of its annual community fundraising campaign.
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