Youth Opportunities

Ed Video has a number of opportunities for young artists to get involved at any stage in their education and career. We provide specific youth programming, but also encourage participation in our regular workshops, events, and programmes.

We regularly partner with other organizations to develop opportunities for youth to learn new media arts production skills or create new projects. From educational outreach and camps to high school co-ops, internships, and experiential learning—youth involvement has been a vital element of our success as an organization.



More Coming Soon!

Details regarding upcoming residencies, experiential learning opportunities, and camps will be uploaded to this page accordingly.

Summer Youth Camp 2024

Animation Camp

This summer, youth aged 10-15 can have a blast creating their own animated shorts at Ed Video’s Animation Camp! Campers will spend the week learning the basics of how to animate using Krita, an open-source digital painting and animation program. Using the skills they’ve learned, campers have the opportunity to work individually or in groups to create their own characters and bring them to life in their very own animated shorts. Campers’ works will be screened for parents and guardians on the final day of camp!

Find more information and register here!


Co-Op/Student Placements

As an artist-run, media arts centre Ed Video is able to offer students exciting opportunities to work with video technology, assist in the operation of a gallery, and chances to network with professional film and media makers.

Placement at Ed Video is ideal for students who plan to work in the arts or attend a post-secondary institute with a focus in media/film.

Ed Video’s co-op students work independently and perform a variety of tasks including:
– Planning, shooting, and editing videos
– Creating posters or website pages for events
– Aiding in the installation of a gallery exhibit
– Maintaining the appearance of the centre and the gallery

As Ed Video is only open from 10am to 5pm, we are only able to accept co-op placements during these times. For more information about student placements at Ed Video please call our office at (519) 836-9811 or visit the centre.


Experiential Learning

Ed Video welcomes post-secondary students and recent graduates to expand their education with practical, hands on experience at one of Canada’s oldest artist run centres.

We regularly host experiential learning students or co-op students from local colleges and universities such as Conestoga Collge or the University of Guelph. Interested students are encouraged to contact us for more information.

Past internships have been funded by IMAA through the DS4Y program provided by Industry, Science, and Economic Development Canada.


Summer and March Break Camps

Ed Video hosts camps during the summer and march breaks to engage young filmmakers, animators, and artists.

Our camps focus on providing hands on learning opportunities with professional equipment and software to youth, led by experienced and emerging artists who are experts in their field. Campers have the opportunity to create short films, animations, or other media artworks over the course of a week, culminating in a presentation of the completed works to families, friends, and guardians.