Seeking Emerging Artists to Partake in a Career Development Mentorship at VIVO

Seeking Emerging Artists to Partake in a Career Development Mentorship at VIVO

Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 2.17.14 PMCalling all emerging artists / curators / producers looking for opportunities to get involved with and inspired by Vancouver’s Media art community.

Are you an emerging artist between the ages of 18 and 24?

With support from BC Arts Council, VIVO Media Arts Centre, artist/curator/producer Wynne Palmer of LocoMotoArt  are hosting a free youth mentorship that will take place at VIVO throughout the month of November.

This is a great opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at how an artist-run centre works. You will meet practicing artists, receive a tour of the Crista Dahl Media Library and Archive with Crista Dahl herself, and will have the opportunity to work with local media artist Wynne Palmer and guest artists, Vincent Parker and Matt Troy. Through lecture and discussion, she will be guiding students through the requirements and practices for today’s working media artist. Topics covered include: proposal and cv writing, portfolio preparation, funding options, networking, social media and business practices, and much more. Finally, students will be guided through the process of creating and marketing their very own media art show, to be held on one evening at the conclusion of the mentorship.

Tape-archiveTopics covered include:

  • Proposal and CV writing
  • Portfolio preparation
  • Funding options
  • Networking, social media and business practices,
  • and much more.

Criteria For Selection:

  • 18-24yrs. old
  • Student, graduate or working professional in media arts
  • Possess initial start or have a pre existing portfolio and cv
  • An interest and desire to plan their career in the field as an exhibiting media artist, curator, producer, software/app designer, or media event planner, etc.
  • A firm commitment to complete the five days of this mentorship and final show


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To apply, please fill in the following application. If you have any questions, email Emily at education(at) .

Application deadline: October 28th


Nov. 8:     Lecture/discussion and student exhibition planning

Nov. 15     Portfolio and CV review

Guest Artist – Matt Troy

VIVO Archive tour with Crista Dahl

Nov. 22     Lecture/discussion and student exhibition planning

Nov. 29     Portfolio and CV review

Guest Artist – Vincent Parker

VIVO Archive tour with Crista Dahl

Dec. 2     Student planned final exhibition

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278x300xOutdoorPic-278x300.jpg.pagespeed.ic.hJe86DISATWynne Palmer is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and producer. She is currently assistant administrator/project manager for 20 media artists in LocoMotoArt, a co-founder and member of the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra and artist in residency with the City of Vancouver from 2013-2015. Holding a BFA (Graphic Design + Photography) from the University of Alberta, BFA Visual Arts from Emily Carr University and certificates and diplomas in communication design and business administration, she has exhibited and performed in numerous exhibitions and festivals both locally and internationally. Wynne has a keen interest in community engagement, from building skills with media arts to the business of being an artist.



10726580_10152811051405681_531854311_nMatt Troy is as an interdisciplinary curator and artist. He is the founder of Vancouver Art and Leisure, a non-profit artist group devoted to presentation and advocacy of art and leisure in unexpected places and ways. Over the past year, he has worked with City of Vancouver to create unique pop-up events utilizing both private and public land. His exhibitions and events are radical in nature, challenging traditional notions of space, decency, and prohibition. He is credited with “Heralding a new era in Vancouver’s underground scene” (Xtra, Sept 24, 2014) and “Making Vancouver’s “no-fun city” label a thing of the past” (Xtra, Aug 14, 2014). He is former Curatorial Assistant for On Main, a leading arts organization in Vancouver. He received a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in 2012 from Emily Carr University. Photo credit: Gunnar Xavier




Vincent Parker  is an Artist/Musician living working in Vancouver BC (BFA ECUAD 2009). He has his own instantly recognizable brand of original electronic music that is informed by east van bass music culture and the psychedelic roots of the Pacific Northwest. Everything Vincent does is entirely performed and conducted Live P.A

Parker strives for each performance to be an intense, unique, adaptive, emotional and psychedelic relational experience that connects the music to the audience

Vincent has been playing in Vancouver since 2006 and has opened for Venetian Snares, Dan Deacon, Plaid (warp), Big Freedia, The Protomen, Baths, plus many more. As a visual artist Vincent has been predominantly an illustrative designer doing album art, posters and T-shirt designs for bands, clubs and organizations. Photo Credit: Art perry




Crista Dahl is beatnik, hippy, war protester, artist who came to Canada in the late 1960s with her four children. In the early 1970s she became part of the last years of Intermedia, an early Vancouver arts co-operative, gratefully finding that women artists were given support in ways uncommon in other countries at the time. She became an early partner in 1973 of the Satellite Video Exchange Society [S.V.E.S.], now VIVO. After several decades working as a performance artist as well as the Program Developer for the Vancouver Art Gallery’s ‘Art in Schools’, and in extensive childcare resources for street kids, she decided to involve herself with VIVO’s archives. She is currently working on a three part performance installation piece. During the last 12 years at VIVO, Crista has been a Board member, advocate and senior advisor concentrating now on the large depository archive collection of video and print.





What is VIVO Education?

VIVO Education offers workshops, mentorships and classes in everything from technical production to artistic theory, taught by Vancouver’s finest media artists and professionals. VIVO offers training in video production, editing, sound design and multi-media techniques in a creative, supportive, artist-friendly environment. Many of our workshops are designed for hands-on, project-based learning. When you’re learning new skills and/or software it can be difficult to take it all in, we keep our classes small to ensure a quality learning experience for everyone.






Pietro Sammarco is the Education Coordinator at VIVO. Talk to him if you want to host or attend a workshop, or want to get involved in a special project. In addition to running the education department at VIVO, he also teaches audio production, records bands, does music and sound for film, DJ's karaoke, and performs music with several groups.