Youth for Youth Program

April 04, 2019

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.

This year, we have two initiatives. In the first project, Vanessa Richards and Rup Sindhu of RupLoops will work with 15-18 year old youths on a music and dance performance called Raise Your V.O.I.C.E. In the second project, emerging artists will work with Deborah Williams at the ‘Your Story, Your Voice’ Workshop designed for each participant to develop their personal story. Once the workshop is completed, a select group of participants will be invited to create a new piece of storytelling theatre in One of a Kind. Both initiatives will be performed at the 2019 Vancouver International Children’s Festival.

Our Youth for Youth program is made possible with support from the RBC Foundation.