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2020 Online/LIVE Summer Fellowship 

Future Leaders Though Art Program (FLAP)

Mon, Aug 10 - Fri, Aug 21

What is this program?

We aim to inspire social change through art by unlocking the immense capacity for social artistry that is often left undeveloped in youth. Through an exploration of the power of arts , we invite you to join us in our ground-breaking Art Leadership program. Now more than ever, we need a cross-disciplinary approach to problem solving. We want to empower youth to activate their agency in order to challenge social narratives and work collaboratively as a community using art to solve real issues.

About Us - FLAP

Who is a social artist? Are you one? 

A social artist is someone whose main goal through their art is to improve the world, and contribute to solving its problems. In contrast, a traditional artist's main goal is self-expression.Social artists are people who use creative skills to work with people or organizations in their community to affect change.


Social art is any artistic expression that aims at inspiring social impact and change. We need more visionaries, utopists, agents of change, with the ability to affect society by creating emotionally captivating experiences. A friendly reminder from Mr. Warhol about what constitutes as "art":


“Art is anything you can get away with.”


We welcome participants with a wide range of art skills — from nada to expert.

Course Choices

JOurnalism as Social Change

Short Course Description

FLAP 101

Design in Action

Short Course Description

FLAP 201

ReSilient Cities Through Placemaking

Short Course Description

FLAP 202

Interested In Joining This Program?

The Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society acknowledges that we live, work, and learn on the unceded and traditional territories of the Musqueam,  Squamish, and Tsleil-waututh Coast Salish Peoples.