GENERAL ARTS_____________

4REAL informs, inspires and engages people passionate about art, culture, and change. Aspects include 4REAL Productions (4REAL TV Series); a global online community (, tools for social change (4REAL Flow) and educational materials (4REAL School). Contact: 201 West Hastings Street Suite 810 Vancouver BC V6B 1H7 Phone: 604-682-7341

Emily Carr University of Art and Design Summer Program
An introductory four-week, full-time, studio-based program for students who have successfully completed grade 10, 11, or 12 Contact: 1399 Johnston Street Granville Island Vancouver BC V6H 3R9 Email: Phone: 604-844-3800 (General) 604-844-3810 (Registration)

ArtStarts in Schools
A non-for-profit organization that offers students, educators, artists and parents a broad range of programs, services and resources to promote arts and creativity among BC’s young people. Contact: 808 Richards Street Vancouver BC V6B 3A7 Email: Phone: 604-878-7144 Katey Varney (Program Coordination, Artists in Education) 1-888-604-878-7144 x7

Native Youth Arts Collective (Visible Arts Society) A Collective under the umbrella of the Knowledgeable Aboriginal Youth Association encouraging Native Youth Artists who wish to advocate for their own art of all genres. It is open to all Native Nations/Mixed and ages up to 29 years. Contact: Email: Amanda Mitten Phone: 604-649-4629

Place des Arts: Arts Centre & Music School
An integrated arts center that offers a variety of classes in music, dance, drama and visual arts. They also host exhibitions, concerts, festival and special events. Contact: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam BC V3K 1G2 Katrina Driver (Visual Arts Program Coordinator) Kate Lancaster (Communications Coordinator) Email: Phone: 604-664-1636

Arts Umbrella
A non-profit centre that provides visual and performing arts education to youth and children ages 2-19 in Vancouver. Contact: 1286 Cartwright Street Granville Island, Vancouver BC, V6H 3R8 Email: Phone: 604-681-5268 Gerhard Maynard (Director of Programming) 604-681-5268 x244

Vancouver Art Gallery
Contact: 750 Hornby Street

Vancouver BC V6Z 2H7 Email: Phone: 604-662-4700

Vancouver BC V6Z 2L7 Phone: 604-685-3841 Cheyanne Turions (Programs Manager and Curator)

Intersections Media Projections Access to Media Education Society (AMES)
A registered non-profit organization that offers programs that help youth cultivate individual, group and mass communications skills, such as through the creation of short films, videos and public service announcements. Contact: 141 Sturdies Bay Rd Galiano Island BC V0N 1P0 Email: Phone: 250-539-5904
A non-profit, digital filmmaking skills development program that works with youth at risk. Contact: 101-329 Main Street Vancouver BC V6A 2S9 Don Woodman (Operations Director) Phone: 604-899-1077 x204 Selina Crammond (Youth Support Coordinator) Email: Phone: 603-899-1077 x106

Kaleidoscope Community Media Education Society
(Independent Community Television Affiliates)
A non-profit cooperative, community television production office that offers training and equipment for the production of television that reflects the local community. CMES Contact: 4837 Sophia Street Vancouver BC V8V 3W5 Email: Phone: 604-324-2682 ICTV Contact: 4040 Inverness Street Vancouver BC V5W 4W5 Email: Phone: 604-878-7966
A 16-week film production program for youth, where they become part of a small film production company. After film basics are elarned, youth hope create short films developed and produced in-house by the Kaleidoscope team.

Out on Screen (Out in Schools)
A Youth education program that brings independent queer film into BC high schools to intitate discussions with students about school safety, homophobia and bullying. NO HATE: anti-homophobia youth filmmaking workshops encourage and assist youth to create their first films. Contact: 405-207 West Hastings Street Vancouver BC V6B 1H7 Ross Johnstone (Director of Youth Education) Email: Phone: 604-844-1615

An independent Filmmakers society that promotes and encourages the production, distribution, and exhibition of independent film in British Columbia. Contact: Suite 300-1131 Howe Street

Peace it Together
A charitable organization that empowers and gives youth the appropriate tools to promote peace through dialogue, filmmaking, and multimedia.

Contact: 412-411 Dunsmuir Street Vancouver BC V6B 1X4 Email: Phone: 604-568-1413

(Pacific Cinematheque and Templeton Secondary)
A digital media production program for youth aged 14 – 19. Over two weeks, youth work in production teams to write, shoot, edit and screen a short digital video, learning video making skills as they create. Contact: #200-1131 How Street Vancouver BC V6Z 2L7 Phone: 604-688-8202 x 321 Pacific Cinematheque Education Department Email: Liz Schulze (Education coordinator, Pacific Cinematheque) Email:

Redwire Native Youth Media Society
A media and arts organization that facilitates youth community access to film, print, radio, podcasting, websites and performances as well as offers practical skills to youth in media. It also provides a space for Native Youth to educate each other on issues facing their communities, as well as support and promote Native youth artists, writers, activists, performers and musicians. Contact: PO Box 2042 Station Main Terminal Vancouver, BC V6B 3R6 Email: Phone: 604-602-7226

Vancouver Youth Radio
Part of the Hastings Street Media Lab Project, Vancouver Youth Radio provides youth with tools they need to explore digital creativity, as well as produce and broadcast intelligent and progressive content from a youth perspective. Contact: 920 Hastings Street East Vancouver BC V6A 3T1 Email: Phone: 604-257-6949

Reel 2 Reel
A non-profit registered charity that shows culturally diverse, authentic programming for youth. They present an annual film festival, the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for youth, and media arts programming yearround. Contact: 4326 Dunbar Street Vancouver, BC V6S 2G3 Email: info@r2rfestival Phone: 604-224-6126

Video in Studios (VIVO)
A non for profit media production, exhibition and distribution centre. They are an artist-run centre with state of the art facilities and educational workshops. Contact: 1965 Main Street, Vancouver BC V5T 3C1 Phone: 604.872.8337 x1 Dinka Pignon (Operations and Education Coordinator) Email:

Reel Youth
A non-for-profit, media empowerment program that works with youth-serving organizations to provide mobile stop motion animation, video production, and Reel youth Film Festival programs to support young people in creating and distributing films about their visions for a more just and sustainable world. Contact: 400-163 Hastings Street Vancouver BC V6B 1H5 Email: Phone: 778-888-7335

Youth in 57 Minutes (Co-op Radio)

Summer Visions Film Institute

A project that assists youth, who are inactive or who feel under represented by mainstream media to get involved in their own radio program. Contact: 110-360 Columbia Street Vancouver BC V6A 4J1 Email: Phone: 604-771-1210

Contact: 900 Helmcken Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 1B3 Email: Phone: 604-688-1441 Jasmine Redfern (Education Assistant) Stephanie Grant (Executive Director)

Youth in Media
A project that brings together young people from across Canada, sets them up in a film studio and transforms them into ambassadors for environmental change. Contact: 9860 Porlier Pass Galiano, BC V0N 1P0 Email:

The Purple Thistle Centre
A youth-run arts and activism center that runs classes and projects of all kinds. It is also a space for youth that is used as a community and resource centre and an artist-run studio. Contact: #260-975 Vernon Drive Vancouver BC V6A 3P2 Email: Phone: 604-255-2838 Matt (Administration) Email:

Point Youth Media
Contact: Email:

Check Your Head
A youth-drive organization that provides education for young people on issues such as democracy, corporate power, globalization and climate change. Kaitlin Pelletier, Co-Director Contact: #605-207 West Hastings Street Vancouver BC V6B 1H7 Email: Phone: 604-685-6631

Fearless City The Connection General Contact: 22722 Dewdeny Trunk Road Maple Ridge BC V2X 3K2 Phone: 604-357-3816

YouthCO AIDS Society
Canada's first youth-driven organization leading the HIV and HepC movement through peer education, support and shared leadership.