The Cultch’s Digital Storytelling team introduces The Relay! Get ready for an imaginative online storytelling experience unlike anything else.

The Relay brought together 13 unique artists to collaborate and create an unfolding story over three months. From writers and directors, to choreographers, performers, and designers⁠—this unique group brought their diverse range of artistic specialties together to create a sprawling multi-month, multi-platform, multi-genre digital experience. 

Every two weeks, two local creators were paired up to continue the journey and expand on the previous artists’ work. Moving the narrative forward, taking the adventure in surprising new directions, and experimenting with different online forms of storytelling, what these innovators dream up was a surprise to us all! 

Drawing from the languages of cinema, theatre, dance, video games, internet art, sound design and more, the possibilities were endless and each set of makers put their own spin on how the story was told.

The Relay was originally presented live every second Thursday, inviting the community to watch each episode together and join a conversation across multiple online platforms to engage in real-time chat with the artists and each other.

The Cultch Digital Storytelling recognizes the support of The Canada Council for the Arts.