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 share their stories. 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. The folks 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. For more information click here

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

Space is limited. Apply today.

Deadline for application for the December program is: November 1, 2019

Upcoming Participant Application Deadlines and Dates of programs:
We are currently accepting applications for the December session. Please indicate on your application which session you are applying for.

If interested in applying or learning more email or drop off a letter and/or support material to the Comox Valley Art Gallery at 580 Duncan Ave, Courtenay, BC.

Upcoming Programs run:
Dec 16, 2019 – Mar 13, 2020

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 2019a

YMP 2018aYMP 2018b

YMP 2017

YMP 2016aYMP 2016b

YMP 2015

YMP 2014

YMP 2013


The Youth Media Project is funded by: