Youth Opportunities

Update April 1, 2020: Please note that these opportunities are TBD in light of the pandemic & the suspension of the live show. Please check back here for more information, coming soon.

Youth Art Winners Display


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.

The 2020 Awards will be presented on the evening of Saturday, July 25th at the Sooke Fine Arts Show Artist Celebration Evening, a gala celebration to honour our 2020 accepted artists and award winners.

The 2020 application deadline for the Youth Art Scholarship Award will be May 15, 2020. To apply, click here. All applicants will be notified by June 3, 2020.


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 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



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 2021, please email the SFAS Office.