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Youth Voices of Experience

Youth MOVE MN invites Minnesota artists between the ages of 12 and 22 to collaborate with us as we work to build Youth Voices of Experience! This new podcast and online magazine will feature visual art, mixed media, personal stories, interviews, and so much more.

Learn more about Youth MOVE MN at:

Now accepting proposals!

  • Propose a project now and complete it this Spring.
  • Artists must be Minnesota residents between the ages of 12 and 22
  • Artists selected to participate will be paid. Commissions start at $30
  • Proposals for our June magazine issue and podcast episode will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis through April 30.

There are several ways to get involved…

Youth Voices of Experience Podcast

This podcast will include stories and interviews about mental health in general and a focus on youth with mental health disorders who have been affected by mental health, education, criminal justice, and/or child welfare systems.

Propose a project in one of these categories:

  • creating and producing a podcast segment
  • creating an original song or spoken word poem
  • composing music for the soundtrack

Youth Voices of Experience Online Magazine

This multi-media online magazine will feature artwork, video, articles, and creative writing by youth with mental health disorders.

Propose a project in one of these categories:

  • Visual art in all 2D and 3D mediums
  • An article in written or video format
  • A non-fiction story in written or video format
  • Creative writing such as a short story or poetry in written or video format

Safe Guard: Allies Against Bullying Comic Book

Help elementary students learn strategies and concepts to prevent bullying by creating a comic book using the heroes and bullies of our Safe Guard: Allies Against Bullying project. Read more about them at:

We are looking for:

  • Writers who can write a bullying prevention story
  • Comic book artists who can bring a writer’s story to life

Fidgety Fairy Tales Digital Storybook

Fidgety Fairy Tales re-imagine familiar fairy tales to raise awareness about children’s mental health. Usually performed as live musical theatre productions, for the first time we are adapting one of the stories as a digital storybook. Learn more about Fidgety Fairy Tales at

We are looking for:

  • Voice talent to read the story or play a role
  • Visual artists to create illustrations for the story

Apply Now!

To apply for any of these projects, please fill out the following proposal form.

Questions? Contact Matt Organisak Jenson, Director of Arts and Youth Engagement at