Youth Media Project

The Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Youth Media Project uses digital media, creative facilitation and artistic collaboration as a framework for youth to create media for community action. Youth between the ages of 16-30 get paid a full-time minimum wage to learn concrete media and employability skills over a 13-week program. Participants create one independent film, and one film in collaboration with a small business or community organization that is doing sustainable work in the Valley. Those who come through the program end up creating long lasting connections not just with each other, but with other community members and organizations in the Comox Valley.


The Youth Media Project provides intensive hands-on training in video production, and more, to young people between 16 and 30 years of age. We recruit nine participants per 13-week session. They are paid to attend workshops, make videos, and take job placements where they work with an employer.

To be eligible for the program, participants must be interested in art and video, not attending school full time or receiving Employment Insurance, be eligible to work in Canada and be experiencing frustration trying to find employment.

No previous experience is required.

The CVAG YMP project partners with the Wachiay Friendship Centre, the Creative Employment Access Centre and Imagine Comox Valley.

Space is limited. Apply today.

Youth Media Project Job Call

Deadline for application for the March 2020 program is: December 2, 2019

Upcoming Participant Application Deadlines and Dates of programs:
We are currently accepting applications for the Dec 2019-March 2020 session.
Deadline for application for the program which runs from Dec 16, 2019 to March 27, 2020 is December 2, 2019.
If interested in applying or learning more:

  1. Email or drop off a letter and/or support material to or to the Comox Valley Art Gallery at 580 Duncan Ave, Courtenay, BC. Suggested support material includes a resume and/or any art/writing/photography that you have created.
  2. Attend our upcoming Info Session on Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 at the Comox Valley Art Gallery Youth Media Project space at 5pm. This event is open to all members of the public. Light refreshments will be served. (Our space can be entered through the side door of the gallery located kitty corner to the library. There is a non-descript door with a wheelchair ramp in front).

Early applications receive priority.

To get information on upcoming sessions, or if you have any questions about the program, you can email Team Leader Krista Tupper at or call 250.338.6211.

You can find the Youth Media Project on Facebook.

For more info about all of our upcoming events check out our CVAG Youth Media Project Facebook page:

To view video projects from previous years, please visit the links below:

YMP 2019aYMP 2019b

YMP 2018aYMP 2018b

YMP 2017

YMP 2016aYMP 2016b

YMP 2015

YMP 2014

YMP 2013


The Youth Media Project is funded by: