Last week at YAN Space downtown Rossland!

This will be the last week the YAN Space will be at the downtown Rossland location. YAN staff will be working hard from June to Sept in cleaning up and moving the YAN Space to it’s new location on Washington Street across from the High School. If you wish to help out during the summer in preparing the new Space please email with your interest. Thanks so much, we have really enjoyed our time on Columbia and are stoked to open up the new Space!!

Taking submissions for youth week ArtWalk 2017!

Are you a teen between the ages of 12-18?
Got Art? drawings, paintings, photography, name it!
Submit by April 27th.
Drop off art work at YAN Space anytime it’s open along with a
submission form, (Submission forms at
YAN Space)

Winners will will be decided by people choice and receive cash prizes!
People choice winners!
2 first prizes = $100 each
2 second prizes = $50 each

ArtWalk will be April 30th downtown Rossland in participating businesses.

Spring Break Film Workshops!

Between the ages of 13-19 and want to learn how to make a film? This Spring Break, the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture & Rossland Youth Action Network present two multi-day filmmaking workshops for youth. 

Smart Phone & Action Cam Filmmaking Workshop For Teens

Dates: March 14-16 (3-days)

Time: 10am-4pm

This three day hands on workshop will introduce participants to the possibilities of filmmaking with smart phones and action cameras, exploring techniques in lighting, composition, movement and sound recording, and learning basic video editing techniques with professional editing software. Participants will be challenged to make a short film in just three days.

Cost: $50 per person

Intro to Digital Filmmaking For Teens

Dates: March 20-24 (5-days)

Time: 9:30am-4:30pm

In this five-day hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to create a film from start to finish. Participants will work together to create a short film that we will shoot and edit over the course of the workshop, taking turns in directing, shooting, lighting, acting and editing. Participants will learn how to operate more sophisticated camera, lighting and sound equipment, as well as basic video editing techniques on professional video editing software.

Cost: $70 per person

Both workshops are run by Ben Walker, a filmmaker from Ottawa who now calls Rossland home. Ben has worked on a variety of film and video projects including music videos, documentaries, short films, commercials and television shows, and has taught filmmaking workshops for both adults and children.

Pre-registration Required. To register, email Rachel at

Workshop Wednesday: January+……DANCE!

Workshop Wednesdays: January+

DANCE 6:30pm-8pm Workshop Wednesday January+ : DANCE!! Free Drop In style. Come on down, just wear/bring comfy workout clothes and shoes. Ages 12-18 welcome, at the YAN Space downtown Rossland. Come on down!

Jan 11 – Beats & Flow

Jan 18 – Top 10 dance Moves

Jan 25 – Hip Hop & Glitching

Feb 1 – Dance Battle how to’s

Creating a Supportive Rossland Group in need of a fabulous Volunteer!

“Rossland has really stepped up in the past 3 years and we are so excited to be continuing the YAN Creating a Supportive Rossland Group. The teens really love and feel supported by this group and it is really lead by them. There are many things the CSR group will be doing in 2017 like painting the rainbow crosswalk on Washington, making a float for the Nelson Kootenay pride parade, have secret karaoke and activism meetings, and just general talking and fun. BUT we need another adult facilitator to help run this group with Kristen. If you are a grown up person identifying as LGBTQ+ ( know someone in Rossland that would be a good fit) and  interested in helping out and supporting this group with me, and can pass a backgroup check, and are not scared of teens please email us at . This group meets about 1x a month usually on a Tuesday or Sunday. hugs.” Kristen.


Workshop Wednesday: December!



Face Moulds and Sculptures: 3x Wednesday workshops starting Dec. 7th. For ages 12-18 $15 for all 3 workshops, must commit to all 3. Must register prior to 1st workshop date. To register and pay $15 fee follow this link here—> 

Ever wondered what it might be like to make a mold of your own face? Don’t miss your chance to take a new view of your own likeness! This December at YAN we will be making plaster casts of our own faces, then using self-hardening clay to make face sculptures/masks from them which we will then paint with acrylic paint! So many possibilities!!! Build upon or incorporate your own face into your sculpture!

WORKSHOP WEDNESDAYS NOVEMBER! Improv Workshops with Phillus Dillus!

Hello Everone! Workshop Wednesdays are back! With a theme this month of Improv! We will be putting on four awesome workshops with the amazing Phillus Dillus from Altitude Entertainment! The best part? They are totally free! All you have to do is click on—> this link <—and fill out a short form. For those wondering what this whole “Improv” business is anyway, Improvisation, or improv, is a form of  theatre in which the plot, characters, and dialogue are made up in the moment. It’s a very carefree form of drama, so those who want to test the waters should definitely give this a try. It’s a lot of fun, and it’ll probably help you with improvising other stuff too! (Like last minute class presentations 😉 ) Generally, it’s funny, lighthearted, and open to all levels of actors! So come on out and give it a try! For ages 12-18, from 6:30 to 8:30 (A different time than last month’s Workshop Wednesdays) The first workshop is on November 2nd! See you there!


Our Newest Popular Program! MindTime!


We run all sorts of programs here at the YAN space, and often we switch them around!Starting this school year, we have added a program on Mondays and Wednesdays called Mind Time. This program runs from 4:30 to 6:00pm, and is entirely devoted to helping our youth get things done! This is a block for homework, resumes, cover letters, school projects, and anything else that you can work on quietly. Some people have a hard time concentrating at home, but thrive when they are in a productive environment. For this purpose, Mind Time is perfect. This program has been helping youth to stay on top of everything, so they have some time to chill out later! We play some quiet music, and YAN staff are available to help with any problems or projects that we can! If you have something that’s been hanging over your head, come on by to get things done!