Program, Youth Mentorship Program

Starting February 2022


CVAC’s youth program has several components – instructional programs, mentorship and an art show – all intended to encourage and enrich young artists.

By providing mentorship opportunities to students (either high school or university level), we create real world opportunities for today’s emerging talent and students can hone their craft alongside experienced and engaged artists.

Youth Art Show

Every spring, CVAC hosts a major show for students aged 13 to 21 years, offering a chance to display their works in a professional gallery setting.

Mentorship Program

For students at the high school or university level wishing to develop their visual, literary, technical or performing arts practices.

What will you learn? Students become more proficient in their chosen art medium, learn to give and receive feedback and broaden their exposure to the arts.

How does it work? Mentors are professional artisan members of the Cowichan Valley Arts Council who have experience and insight and are willing to work to inspire individual students.

Receive mentorship support from the Cowichan Valley Arts Council.
• a free one-year membership to CVAC. professional workshops and critiques
• mentorship with professional artists 
• a chance to exhibit work in the annual student art show (March 2021)

The program is sponsored by the family of Dale Nigel Goble through sales of the late Cowichan Valley artist’s prints HERE

To Apply:

Click here to download the form and return to CVAC via email.


Gallery, Annex & Studio
Cowichan Community Centre,
Main Floor
2687 James Street
Duncan, B.C., V9L 2X5

HOURS Monday to Friday – 11 am – 4 pm
Saturday – 12 pm- 4 pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays

All CVAC shows are FREE & open to the public. We gladly accept donations

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