The goal of the IGNITE! Youth Panel, is to create and organize a one-week festival that encourages youth to showcase their talents in all areas of artistic expression. In so doing, the Youth Panel aims to gain knowledge and experience in the technical, curatorial, and creative aspects of the artistic process and provide resources and mentoring to young performers. Beyond the Panel itself, we hope to bring together a community of young artists who can further expand and develop their talent and inspire generations of youth to come. –AND HAVE FUN!

What is The Cultch’s Youth Panel?
Imagine having access to one of Canada’s premiere performing arts venues for an entire week to create the arts festival of your dreams. Imagine working collaboratively with a group of like-minded young people to make that dream a reality. Imagine learning from the city’s top artists and administrators to make your festival the best it could possibly be. You’ve just imagined The Cultch’s Youth Panel.

Who is the Cultch’s Youth Panel?
The Youth Panel is a group of approximately 20 young people aged 13-26 from all over Vancouver with a passion for the performing arts. They are talented, energized and engaged. They are fun-loving, hilarious, and more than a little bit nuts. They are curious, committed, and intelligent. You and your friends are welcome to join.

Why Join? 

Because it is fun. Because it is challenging. Because you will make new friends. Because you will learn a ton of new skills. Because you will laugh. Because you might cry. Because you will work harder than you ever have before. Because it will be worth it.

Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, it doesn’t matter if you consider yourself an artist or not. All you need is a passion for the contemporary arts, and a desire to learn and collaborate. It is 100% free.

Youth Panel

When and Where:
You can join anytime. Please contact the IGNITE! Youth Panel by emailing

We meet 4-6pm every Monday in The Cultch’s administrative offices, located at 1895 Venables St (on the corner of Venables and Victoria). Here is a map.

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