VCUarts values different perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds—it's what makes our community stronger. We want to hear your story. is a global platform for listening, connecting and sharing stories of the human experience. Here's how you can participate:

1. Choose someone to interview.
2. Pick great questions. (See our sample questions below — or use your own!)
3. Sign up for a appointment slot through our google calendar:
4. Show up at the designated time with your co-participant.
5. Ask your questions and listen closely.
6. When you're finished, we’ll share your interview with the world.

Your interview should be 15-20 minutes.

We have appointments available April 4–8, April 18–22 and May 2–4.

At the time of your appointment you will be asked to sign a model release granting us permission to record and photograph you for this project.

Sample Questions:
- Discuss a time an influential mentor made an impact on you.
- What is the biggest challenge you’ve overcome at VCUarts? How are you different following that experience?
- When did you laugh the most in class or at work?
- Tell me about a time that something challenging turned into an epiphany.
- How has your definition of a "community" changed since coming to VCUarts?
- Tell me about a time that you felt really proud of yourself.
- Who do you turn to for support?
- What’s something about you that no one would know by just looking at your appearance?
- Do you have any regrets of things you didn’t pursue during your time at VCUarts?
- Was there a teacher or teachers that had a particularly strong influence on your work? How would your work would be different without them?
- If you could do anything now, what would you do? Why?

If you have any questions about the VCUarts StoryCorps project, please contact Erika Boltz at

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