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Youth Art Connection

YAC is run by artist/entrepreneurs and has 3 areas of programming.

1. What's your passion: exploring identity, self expression, building confidence and learning with professional artists.
2. Passion 2 Project: building artistic and project management skills in areas of artistic and social change interest of youth.
3. ArtPreneurs: Creative business/career development & life skills application of creative skills.

  • Status:
    Art Hive, Charity, Non-profit, Program, Resource 
  • Main Communities Served:
    Children, Homeless, Youth, Aboriginal, African Canadian, Newcomers, LGBTQ 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia based, with activities throughout Canada 
  • Languages:
    English, French, Mainly English, staff speak French and collaborate with Francophone facilitators/artists 
  • Arts Focus:
    Arts Community Leadership and Professional Development 
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    Building identity, self expression, project management and career/life skills in youth from marginalized backgrounds. Opportunities for youth who otherwise wouldn't have them. Leadership development through creative skill and network development and opportunities. 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    Youth Art Connection supports youth to make positive change in their lives through the power of the arts. 
  • Main Contact Name:
    Ryan Veltmeyer, Co-founder & Executive Director 
  • Secondary Contact:
    Ann Denny, Co-founder/Executive Director 
  • Phone:
    902-446-8832 
  • Main Contact Email:
    ryan@youthartconnection.ca 
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  • Address:
    5553 Bloomfield st
    Halifax, NS  B3J 1S7 
  • Secondary Address:
    5553 Bloomfield st
    Halifax, NS  B3J 1S7 

Last updated on 2019-05-24 13:32:46. Submitted by: Youth Art Connection