Artist in Residence
August - November
As part of a new artist in residence program, we will be working with three artists of different disciplines during the course of a year, each for a quarter. Mitcholos first performed with us at our 3rd annual Back Alley Artists Night where he was voted Audience Choice in Slam Poetry. He then performed at our first incarnation of chrys·a·lis. We are honored to continue working together to pilot this new program.
His solo production as part of this residency will be August 28th at The Chicken House. More info coming soon!
Yuułuʔiłʔa†ḥ x Nuučaan̓uɫ
Maa-nulth First Nations
mitcholos is an indigenous Spoken Word artist, videographer, and writer. He moved from the tiny village of Hitacu (FKA Indian Reservation so and so...) in Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ x Nuučaan̓uɫ territory, to Coast Salish Territory (specifically CKA Vancouver) in 2015.
Formerly the Leader of The West Coast Youth Council, mitcholos went from delivering Treaty Celebration speeches, to performing Spoken Word pieces; went from facilitating leadership workshops, to writing and performance workshops -- as a Word Play poet under Vancouver Poetry House.
A proponent of DIY independently self produced work, mitcholos poetry has also been published by Oratorealis (Lit mag, Victoria, BC), and Dominion Mag (Montreal); has also received Director/Screenwriter credits for a Short Film published by Frames Film Program -- and a number of independent music videos with Dana I.D Matthews, Wind-Up Birds, and Sol Diana; and has also been showcased in Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity's Spotlight Series.
mitcholos self published works include The Monthly Mitchtape Newsletter, The Mixolos Mitchtape Podcast, and a number of VLOG series -- then a bulk of mitcholos' poetry readings/performances are published with Vancouver Poetry Slam.