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Deadline looming for Comox Valley Art Gallery Youth Media Project applications

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is now accepting applications for the Youth Media Project, a program that provides wages and hands-on training in video production.

The application deadline is April 27. Seven applicants will be accepted for an online program that will run from May 11 to Aug. 7. Those with limited computer access are eligible to apply.

Participants must be between 16 and 30 years old. They will be paid minimum wage for 30-34 hours a week and will get the opportunity to learn how to create films.

“The Youth Media Project is a place where youth under 30 can connect online, learn new media skills and engage in a positive way with our local community,” said team leader Krista Tupper. “In the midst of COVID-19, this is an important time to be able to reach out to our community and celebrate all of the things our community does well.”

To be eligible for the program, participants must be interested in art and video, not attending school full-time or receiving employment insurance (EI), be eligible to work in Canada, and experiencing frustration finding employment.

To apply, applicants should prepare a letter that describes their reasons for applying, work and school experience, and how this program would nourish their future.

The letter can be sent to krista.cvagymp@gmail.com. For more information, call 250-650-8876.

The Youth Media Project is funded by Service Canada. CVAG partners with the Wachiay Friendship Centre, the Creative Employment Access Society and Imagine Comox Valley to offer this opportunity to youth in our community.

For details, check out the CVAG Youth Media Project on Facebook, the Comox Valley Art Gallery webpage (under Youth Media Project) or email Tupper at the aforementioned address.

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