Youth Artist in Residence (YAR) program is open to all aspiring artists ages 16-18 living within School District 22.

The Vernon Community Arts Centre awards one or two students a residency annually. The selected artist(s) are provided a dedicated studio space at the Arts Centre, access to artistic support, access to facilities and equipment during open hours, an honorarium to purchase materials and supplies, and an opportunity to exhibit their body of work in the VCAC Centre Gallery.

YAR 2023 runs July 4 to August 25, with the exhibit running August 24th through September 10th.


Application Deadline:  Closed for 2023.  Check back in 2024 for new dates.

Click to download the Application Form and YAR Program Description


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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