A new partnership struck between the Richmond Art Gallery and Emily Carr University is bringing an innovative, interactive program for youth.
The Youth Art + Culture Lab, announced earlier this month, will offer immersive learning opportunities for young artists aged 12 to 15 led by artists and art professionals.
“The Richmond Art Gallery is ecstatic to partner with Emily Carr to nurture new opportunities for youth,” said Shaun Dacey, director of the RAG in a press release.
“The new program will promote youth’s own experimentation and exploration of artistic practice working closely with professional artists, right here in Richmond!”
The goal of the art lab is to engage youth in Richmond’s arts community. Youth from other communities are also welcome to participate, however.
Those participating in the first Youth Art + Culture Lab will get to help create a new work by Adad Hannah, who is internationally known for works that use performance, video and other multimedia.
"We are thrilled to launch Youth Art + Culture Lab with Richmond Art Gallery. This opportunity provides exciting and meaningful connections between the Richmond and Emily Carr University,” said Meichen Waxer, youth and transition coordinator at Emily Carr.
“We believe that youth programming fosters lifelong learning, personal growth and social engagement!”
Space is limited for the Youth Art + Cuture Lab and tuition is $454. Sessions will take place on alternating Sunday afternoons from October to April, both at the RAG and Emily Carr. Visit Emily Carr’s website for more information and to register.