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Youth Arts Council

Place des Arts created our Youth Arts Council to encourage local teens to engage with the arts community. This dedicated group of teen volunteers meets regularly from Sep-Jun to organize and host two youth-oriented events each year and advise Place des Arts on teen engagement.

We are currently seeking applications for our 2023/2024 Youth Arts Council!
Find out more below.

All Council Members Will Have the Following Responsibilities

  • Attend and participate in Youth Arts Council meetings and events
  • Contribute to Council decision-making and discussions
  • Be a representative of Place des Arts at events and other initiatives
  • Assist Place des Arts in reviewing and developing recommendations for youth programs and events
  • Plan and attend a Youth Event, in-person
  • Plan, attend and facilitate an art activity at a local community event

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Must be a grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 student in Fall 2023
  • Strong interest in the arts (i.e. visual arts, music, dance, theatre arts and/or literary arts)
  • Interest in developing leadership skills
  • Interest in developing skills related to event planning and/or marketing
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment, listen to others, share ideas and help to make decisions
  • Positive, respectful attitude; willingness to learn; reliable and dedicated
  • Asset: Resides in and/or attends school in the Tri-Cities.

Time Commitment:

  • 8 Council meetings from October to June 2024 (approx. 1 hour each, generally scheduled on Wednesdays or Thursdays at 5:00 PM, times and dates to be confirmed)
  • Event Production Meetings (approximately 8-12 hours total and based on event requirements)
  • Up to 2 Youth Oriented Events (Dates TBD)


  • Receive mentorship from Place des Arts staff and local arts professionals
  • Gain hands-on event planning experience
  • Develop skills related to leadership, communication and teamwork
  • Receive a reference letter from Place des Arts

To Apply:

Fill out the Volunteer Application Form by October 6, 2023.


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