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.
YOUTH MEDIA TRAINING:
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.
Deadline to apply for the YMP Fall program is Oct 5, 2021
The program will run for 13 weeks from Oct 18, 2021 to Jan 28, 2022 with 2 weeks off over the December holidays. There will be an online information session on Sept 27, 2021. Please contact Krista.firstname.lastname@example.org for an invite.
For more info about all of our upcoming events check out our CVAG Youth Media Project Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CVAGYouthMediProject/
The CVAG YMP project partners with the Wachiay Friendship Centre, the Creative Employment Access Centre and Imagine Comox Valley.
Space is limited. Apply today.
To view video projects from previous years, please visit the links below:
The Youth Media Project is funded by: