Vernon Community Arts Centre

Youth Artist in Residence

The Youth Artist in Residence (YAR) program is open to all aspiring artists ages 16-18 living within School District 22. The Arts Council of the North Okanagan (ACNO) awards one or two students a residency annually. The selected artist(s) are provided a dedicated studio space at the Vernon Community Arts Centre, have access to administrative and artistic support, access to facilities and equipment during open hours, an honorarium to purchase materials and supplies, and a solo* art exhibition/show. The residency runs July and August of each year. *If two artists are selected for the program, the studio space and exhibition/show will be shared

Applications will not be accepted for the 2020 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

We hope to resume our program in 2021.

Click here to  download the application or click here for the full program description.

Questions? Give us a call at 250-542-6243, email us at, or message us on Facebook

Hours of Operation

Monday to Thursday
9:00am to 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday
9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday and Stat Holidays
  • Vernon Community Arts Centre
  • 2704A Hwy 6, Vernon, BC V1T 5G5
  • (250) 542-6243
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