Re-Ignite - CVAG Youth Media Project
A partnership event between the Comox Valley Art Gallery (CVAG) Youth Media Project and the Sid Williams Theatre Society
This screening event features a curated collection of youth films from past and present CVAG Youth Media Project participants.
The evening includes opening performances by project participants and local rap artists Brandon Gane and Elijah Woodcock.
The Comox Valley Art Gallery's Youth Media Project uses digital media, creative facilitation and artistic collaboration as a framework for youth to share their stories. Youth between the ages of 16-30 get paid a full-time minimum wage to learn concrete media and employability skills over a 13-week program. Participants create one independent film, and one film in collaboration with a small business or community organization that is doing sustainable work in the Valley. The folks who come through the program end up creating long lasting connections not just with each other, but with other community members and organizations in the Comox Valley.
The CVAG Youth Media Project partners with the Wachiay Friendship Centre, the Creative Employment Access Centre and Imagine Comox Valley.
A young hip-hop artist by the name Maximum Gane, who was born in Edmonton, Alberta but is local to the Comox Valley, will perform his new song "If I Die". It's his promotional single for his next project Bury Me In Red E.P. (2019). He has two albums out, Maximum Gane E.P. and Lucid Thoughts. You can find any music by Maximum Gane on YouTube, Facebook, or SoundCloud. Enjoy!
Or NWP, native with pride. Which one is he really?
Elijah is an aspiring rap artist who has been rapping and writing music since he was 13. He usually writes about his life or the new age or politically correct views and/or stigmas. He can write a whole song in under 20 minutes and in one sitting if he feels inspired enough. He enjoys free-styling and rapping on the spot, and enjoys listening to instrumentals for inspiration for rap songs.
Visit the CVAG Youth Media Project web page for more info
Application deadline for the next Youth Media Project program session is WED AUGUST 21.