Youth for Youth Program 2017

April 05, 2017

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival Society’s Youth for Youth (Y4Y) program provides training, mentorship and performance opportunities for emerging artists and young people ages 15–24.

The program develops their artistic skills and allows them to create innovative and engaging work for presentation at the Festival. Come see these young artists perform in our Activity Village.

This year’s focus is with:

  • Singer/songwriter/actor Vanessa Richards will mentor youth and emerging artists in the creation of stories representing birthday celebrations from around the world.
  • Visual artist/puppeteer Tamara Unroe will train youth from Still Moon Arts Society to bring our large dragon puppets to life.
  • The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra will mentor emerging musicians in the creation and performance of inter-cultural music.
  • The Youth 4 Youth Stage will allow youth performers to showcase their talent and experience performing in a professional setting. View the Youth for Youth Stage schedule. The Stage is located at the Picnic Pavilion.

Our Youth for Youth program is made possible with support from the British Columbia Arts Council and the RBC Foundation.