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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Closed for installation
until September 29, 2023

Admission always free
31 May 23

Visual Art Summer Intensive

Call for applications

Arts Umbrella, 1400 Johnston St

A young artist sits at a desk with headphones on. In the background, paintings and sculptural artworks are displayed.

Photo: Albert Law

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Contemporary Art Practices is a full scholarship three-week visual art intensive designed for artists ages 15–19 who are interested in immersing themselves in the world of contemporary art to advance their artistic skills and expand their creative thinking.

The intensive is a stimulating experience for teen artists committed to experimentation and dedicated to pushing the boundaries of their own art practice. In a dedicated studio environment, students will work with professional Vancouver artists, curators, and educators to explore a range of contemporary art practices and have access to specialized studios and facilities at Arts Umbrella’s Granville Island location as well as unique access to exhibitions and learning opportunities at the Contemporary Art Gallery.

Through a series of artist-led workshops, one-to-one mentorships, and self-directed projects students will be pushed to expand their creative and critical practice. They will engage in critiques with professional curators, group discussions on chosen themes and readings, and learn to develop their ideas to work with new materials and methods.

The program culminates with an exhibition of student work.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

Program dates

August 7 → 25, 2023 Monday to Friday, 1 PM → 4 PM

Application deadline

May 31 at 11:59 PM


Generously supported by Tom Ferries and Lisa Pankratz and The Parachute Fund