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.
For more info, click here: CALL FOR APPLICATION: YMP Job Description 2020/21



We are currently accepting applications for the CVAG Youth Media Project.


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

Early applications receive priority.

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


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. Questions can be directed to Krista directly by text at 250-650-8876.



CVAG Youth Media Project Open House: Weds, Nov 4th at 5:30pm

This is an info session for folks interested in applying for the program to get a little more information about what happens. This event is open to all members of the public. Please RSVP. Due to COVID, space will be limited.


CVAG Youth Media Project Final Screening: Feb 19, 2021 at 7:00pm

A free screening of newly created youth films will be held wherever COVID permits. We will update and let you know as we know.


For more info about all of our upcoming events check out our CVAG Youth Media Project Facebook page:



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:

YMP 2019aYMP 2019b

YMP 2018aYMP 2018b

YMP 2017

YMP 2016aYMP 2016b

YMP 2015

YMP 2014

YMP 2013


The Youth Media Project is funded by: