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.


CALL FOR APPLICATION: YMP Job Description 2020/21

Deadline for application for our Winter 2020/21 program is: November 5, 2020.

PROGRAM RUNS: November 9, 2020 – February 19, 2021.


Upcoming Participant Application Information: 

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

Email Suggested support material includes a resume and/or any art/writing/photography that you have created. Please include a letter about how you think this program might benefit you in the future.

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 check out CVAG Youth Media Project on Facebook.


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: