VFMF Young Artist Program

VFMF Young Artist Program - Stay Tuned
2016 Coming Soon


We are presenting what we hope is just the first edition of the Young Artists Program. This new initiative is providing an opportunity for 12 young, up-and-coming musicians to learn more about both the craft and the business of music. This year's group gained new knowledge and insights into songwriting from Said the Whale and Tariq Hussain (Brasstronaut), engaged in a Q&A session with other knowledgeable music artists, attended a workshop with industry veterans as well as a recording and editing workshop offered in partnership with Vancouver Public Library at the library's Inspiration Lab downtown. They also get to spend the weekend soaking up the wealth of talent at this year's festival – a priceless experience!

The program was offered to songwriters aged 16 to 24. We were overwhelmed with submissions from talented young local artists, and choosing only 12 participants was no easy task. We hope to be able to expand the program and content in the future, and offer this opportunity to even more aspiring young musicians next year. 

Special thanks to Access to Music for providing full scholarships for students in need.

Thanks to all our YAP partners: