City of Surrey - Arts - Community Art

Clayton AIR Youth Team

About the Clayton AIR Team

Students from Clayton Heights Secondary and École Salish Secondary are now eligible to apply to join the volunteer Clayton Youth AIR Team. This team will be made up of 6-7 students from each school, who will direct the vision and support the development of a new community art project that will be temporarily installed in Hillcrest Village.

Youth Team Members will review project proposals, work with local artists to lead lunchtime art events at their schools, and as a group select the winning proposal.

Site of where the community art project will be installed. This is a the large sign post in Hillcrest Village, next to the Tim Hortons Drive-Thru.

Image: Site of where the Community Art project will be installed--in Hillcrest Village, next to the Tim Horton's Drive Thru. 

Volunteer Requirements

This position is for Phase 1 of the project, which runs from October-December 2018. During this time, volunteers are expected to contribute 12 volunteer hours. All volunteers must be able to commit to:

  • Attend at least 3 out of the 4 team meetings. These sessions will take place on Mondays, after school, alternating between Clayton Heights Secondary and École Salish Secondary.
  • Reviewing each of the project proposals. Estimated 15-20 pages of reading.
  • Assisting with at least 1 lunchtime art event at their school. Lunchtime events will take place in during November 5-16. Exact dates to be determined.

Phase 2

Phase 1 volunteers are welcome to apply to Phase 2, which will start January 2019. The second phase will include another series of artmaking events, the completion of the final artwork, and the installation of the artwork in Hillcrest Village.

Volunteer Criteria

  • Ability to work in teams, respecting different opinions, contributing your ideas
  • Willingness to try new things
  • Ability to commit to the time required
  • Past experience leading events is an asset

Benefit to Youth

  • Contribute to the planning and development of a group artwork that will be displayed in the community
  • Meet and collaborate with other youth interested in art and creativity
  • Experience being a part of a selection process and seeing how group decisions are made
  • Experience supporting and facilitating art events