RCA Youth Arts Council

The Rotary Centre for the Arts is seeking applications from creative and diverse youth from around Kelowna and West Kelowna to join our Youth Council. Designed for students ages 13 - 18 who are looking for both a creative outlet and an opportunity to help their community, the council will help shape youth presence in the Kelowna arts scene in 2023 and into the future. 
The council will meet at the RCA monthly to organize projects and events, brainstorm ideas for implementing youth programming, plan fundraisers, and hang out (snacks provided). Additional meetings may be required as the council approaches important deadlines.

What will teens do as a Youth Council member?

  •  Organize art-related events, programs, and projects in Kelowna. 
  • Meet new people and learn from leaders at the RCA and in the arts community.
  • Learn from mentors in the art community.
  • Share your ideas about RCA art class offerings, performances, and youth events -- have your voice heard!
  • Develop leadership and teamwork skills, which are integral to shaping your future communities. 
  • Gain volunteer hours and experiences you can add to your resume.

The RCA Youth Council will be youth-led, which means you will decide much of what you do over the course of the year. Some project examples include:

  • Host an open-mic poetry night
  • Compile and publish a collection of Kelowna-based youth writing 
  • Curate an art exhibit in one of our galleries
  • Plan a fashion show
  • Create a public outdoor art project or performance
  • Organize a fundraising activity to support future youth projects

Applications for RCA Youth Arts Council will open on May 1, 2024.

For more questions, contact Kaylyn Hardstaff, Educational Programming Coordinator at the Rotary Centre for the Arts: email: [email protected]; phone: (250) 717-5304 ext. 114.

Youth Arts Council Application Form