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 our Summer 2020 program is: April 22, 2020

PROGRAM RUNS: May 4 – July 31, 2020

Upcoming Participant Application Deadlines and Dates of programs:

We are currently accepting applications for our upcoming Summer Program. To apply:

  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, April 21, 2020 at the Comox Valley Art Gallery Youth Media Project space at 5:30pm. 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: