About the Program

August 9-27, 2021
1:00-4:00 pm

Contemporary Art Practices is a three-week visual art intensive designed for artists ages 15–19 who are interested in advancing their artistic skills and creative thinking.

The intensive is a stimulating and challenging experience for young artists committed to experimentation and dedicated to pushing the boundaries of their own art-making. In a supportive studio environment, students will work with professional Vancouver artists, curators, and educators, exploring a range of contemporary art practices.

The program will introduce participants to creative new approaches in art-making through a series of workshops at Arts Umbrella and exhibition-making with the Contemporary Art Gallery. Students will engage in critiques and discussions about how to develop their ideas and work with new materials.

The program will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the Contemporary Art Gallery.

Program created in collaboration with:

Contemporary Art Gallery

Full scholarship provided by:
Lesley Stowe and Geoffrey Scott

Classes held at Arts Umbrella Granville Island
& The Contemporary Art Gallery

Arts Umbrella
1286 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC, V6H 3R8

Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 6R5


2021 Visual Art Summer Intensive

Applications due 5:00 pm, Monday May 31, 2021
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Attach a brief statement about your work and current artistic practice, interest in the program and what you hope to gain from the experience. Please ensure your letter is 500 words max.
  • Drop files here or
    Please submit 3-5 sketchbook images that show the span of your creativity.
  • Drop files here or
    Upload 5-7 images of your best 2D and/or 3D works