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Sol One Arts Inc. 

Sol One Productions is creating opportunities for youth and professional artists to learn from each other through mentorships in both education and production settings. Sol One focuses on Theatre production, but will be creating events in a wide range of art forms.
It is the goal of Sol One to create a yearly, multidisciplinary, youth arts festival in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In addition to youth programming, Sol One is dedicated to creating more professional theatre opportunities with a focus on exploring new contemporary work. These productions will be equity, half-equity or otherwise professional theatre projects that will always include mentorship opportunities for youth artists. 
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Arts Presentations 

Theatre productions and arts presentations will be at the heart of Sol One as we connect young emerging artists with professionals in a production setting. 

Youth Arts

Sol One is a hub for youth engagement through Arts and Culture. We are committed to amplifying the creativity of youth under the age of 30. 

Community Growth

Education projects, community projects and other ways we plan to connect with grow with our community. 

Michael Sheppard

Executive Director / Producer

Mike has spent most of his early arts career in Kingston, Ontario where he was the founder of the youth theatre company Blue Canoe Theatrical Productions Inc. He served as the Artistic Director and Executive Director of Blue Canoe from 2006-2018, during that time he founded the Juvenis Youth Arts Festival, which he managed for 3 years and co-founded Kingston’s Kick & Push Theatre Festival, managing it for the first 2 seasons. 

Mike worked with several theatre and arts organizations in Kingston including Theatre Kingston (Associate Producer), the Kingston Arts Council (Administrator) and the City of Kingston Cultural Services Department (Arts Programmer). He spent two season with Driftwood Theatre as the Communications and Development Manager, working on productions touring across Ontario. 

Contact: mike@solonearts.ca

Navigating our website

With Sol One producing a variety of projects, we came up with a colour code to help you find your way around to get the information you're looking for...

Red- Theatre projects and other arts presentations being presented by Sol One Arts Inc.

Yellow- Youth arts projects, some job opportunities for those under the age of 30, and some volunteer opportunities in a variety of arts and culture disciplines.

Blue- Community projects, workshops or other education based events. These may be ongoing projects or otherwise the education portion of other programs Sol One produces.