The Youth Program
Our Youth Program offers innovative, youth-driven arts programming and professional development opportunities to young people aged 13-26. The program supports the development of youth community leadership, helps young people build confidence, and learn skills that they can take into their future careers. Members curate and produce a ten-day public IGNITE! festival, showcasing young talent in all areas of artistic expression. Youth also have the opportunity to take part in mentorships with a professional in their chosen medium.
Cultch Connects Program
Our Cultch Connects program provides free tickets to our holiday hit the East Van Panto and other shows throughout our season to people in need. Each year, our donors give over 2,000 free tickets to children, low-income families, and community organizations.
As Vancouver’s most diverse arts and culture hub, we bring world-class performance to our community in East Vancouver. We believe that art is for everyone, and income or life circumstances should never be a barrier to participation in live performance.
Grow-A-Show Artist Residencies
Grow-A-Show provides BC artists with the space and support to create work that wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to be developed. This program gives artists rehearsal space, mentoring, as well technical and administrative assistance, filling a significant void in artistic development in British Columbia. Shows supported by this program include Three Winters, presented as part of The Cultch’s 2018/19 season, and Empire of the Son, presented in 2017/18.