Apply to be the Next Youth Artist in Residence: Applications now OPEN for 2024!


The Youth Artist in Residence (YAR) program is open to all aspiring artists ages 16-18 living within the North Okanagan Region.

The Vernon Community Arts Centre awards one or two students a residency annually. The selected artist(s) will be provided with a dedicated studio space, access to artist and administrative support, facilities and equipment during open hours, a one-year membership, an honorarium to purchase materials and supplies, and the opportunity to showcase their completed work in an exhibit at the VCAC Centre Gallery.


YAR 2024 runs July 2nd to August 23rd, with the Exhibit scheduled for August 22nd to September 10th.

Application Deadline: Friday, May 31st, 2024


Questions? Call us at 250-542-6243, email [email protected], or message us on Facebook or Instagram.

The VCAC thanks our partners, the Okanagan Artists of Canada Society, for their generous donations towards this program, gifting each residence with a $250 honorarium to purchase much needed supplies.

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