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

Calling 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.

Topics 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

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