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. 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 Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Youth Media Project uplifts emerging creative changemakers and story-tellers. It is an inclusive space where contemporary issues can be examined and where participants can make and share meaningful media.” says Team Leader Krista Tupper.


The Youth Media Project provides intensive hands-on training in video production, sound design, and other media skills. This program is open to anyone from the ages of 16 to 30 who is interested in learning how to create videos that tell stories and inspire community discourse. We recruit five participants per 13 week session.

Participants create two films: one independent film that speaks to what they would like to see done better in our community, and one film in collaboration with a small business or community organization that celebrates the sustainable work that is being done in the Valley.

To be eligible for the program, participants must have an interest in art and video, be between the ages of 16 and 30, not be working or attending school full time, and not be on Employment Insurance.

Participants will be paid a full-time minimum wage for 30 hours a week if accepted.


To apply, email with:

  • An idea for an independent film that you are interested in creating
  • Suggested support material such as a resume and/or artwork (photographs, writing, videos, etc.)

Registration for the summer program is now open. There are two upcoming programs. please specify which you are interested in applying for:  The first program will run from July 3 to September 29, 2023. The second program will run from Oct 30, 2023 to Feb 2, 2024.

To keep updated with all our upcoming events, check out our CVAG Youth Media Project Facebook page.


We are currently seeking a Video Technician and an Employment + Life Skills Coordinator.

Video Technician:
Job Description: click here
Application Deadline: May 30, 2023

Employment + Life Skills Coordinator:
Job Description: click here
Application Deadline: May 30, 2023

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

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

YMP 2022  — YMP 2022b

YMP 2021aYMP 2021b

YMP 2020aYMP 2020b

YMP 2019aYMP 2019b

YMP 2018aYMP 2018b

YMP 2017

YMP 2016aYMP 2016b

YMP 2015

YMP 2014

YMP 2013

The Youth Media Project is funded by: