Youth Opportunities

We have a number of exciting opportunities for youth to get involved in arts!

Youth Art Winners Display

YOUTH ART SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The Youth Arts Scholarship Award was established in 2014 to assist young artists in pursuing post-secondary studies in the arts, and has been made possible through private donations and events. We look forward to making higher education in the arts accessible to many more talented young artists.

2019 Awards were presented on the evening of Saturday, July 27th at the Sooke Fine Arts Show Artist Celebration Evening, a gala celebration to honour our 2019 accepted artists and award winners.

The 2020 application deadline for the Youth Art Scholarship Award will be mid-May, 2020. Stay tuned here in Spring, 2020 for application information. All applicants will be notified by the end of May, 2020.

YOUTH ART GALLERY

The Youth Art Gallery houses up to 200 pieces of student art, selected from 4 local schools, framed, matted and professionally displayed. We are very proud of our emerging artists and the body of work they produce! Artists of all ages are invited to submit work to the show. Acceptable artwork includes both 2D and 3D mediums. Awards will be given to seven outstanding works of art. Submitting artwork for the Youth Art Gallery is a different process than that for the main gallery, as we encourage students to submit through their school art teacher.

Please let your teacher know you would like to submit. If you are homeschooled, email the office at sfas@sookefinearts.com or call us at 250-642-7256 and we’ll get you in touch with the Youth Art Gallery Team Lead.

Sooke Fine Arts Show – Student Art – 2019 Youth Art Gallery

Sooke Fine Arts Show – Student Art – 2018 Youth Art Gallery

Information to Include With Your Youth Art Gallery Submission:

Work to be framed must be a maximum of 18” x 24”. Please include the following information with your artwork:

  • Name
  • Email address where you can be reached in the summer
  • Mailing address including postal code (for office records only)
  • Telephone number (for office records only)
  • Title of the art
  • Medium used to create the piece
  • Whether the piece is for sale, and the price
  • Your school and grade

2020 IMPORTANT DATES

  • June 13 (tbc) – Artwork will be picked up from Belmont, Royal Bay and West Shore Schools
  • June 14 (tbc)– Artwork will be picked up from Edward Milne School
  • June 17 (tbc)– Artwork will be juried
  • June 20 (tbc)– Student works that were not selected will be returned to their respective schools
  • July 23 – Aug 3 – Student works that have been selected will be framed and displayed in the Youth Art Gallery at the Sooke Fine Arts Show
  • July 25, 7-10 pm – Award winners will be contacted and invited to attend the award ceremony at the SEAPARC Leisure Complex in Sooke
  • August 4, 2-8 pm – Art that was exhibited (if not sold) can be picked up at the SEAPARC Leisure Complex

SUMMER STUDENT WORK EXPERIENCE

Each year, SFAS hires 2-3 students to gain work experience in our office. If you think you might be interested for the summer of 2020, please email the SFAS Office.

ARTZ4YOUTH

We have a special program during the Show, where talented young students are featured performing live music, dance, mime and acting. If you are interested in performing, please contact Sooke Fine Arts Society office at sfas@sookefinearts.com or call 250-642-7256.

VOLUNTEERING

Get involved! Helping out during setup/takedown or during the show itself provides fantastic work experience, can help with grad credits, or can help build your arts resume. Contact Gunny Tennese at 250-588-5852 or by email: gunnytennese@gmail.com.