In 2015 The Reach launched a new phase of its Young Contemporaries program. Re-branded as Emerge at The Reach, the program targets emerging artists age 18–35 and focuses on professional development for young artists in the Fraser Valley.

The Emerge program provides intergenerational training and mentorship of young artists and arts professionals; networking and professional development opportunities for young people with an interest in arts and culture, and builds sectoral sustainability in the Fraser Valley by supporting growth and artistic excellence in regional emerging artists. Generously sponsored by the RBC Emerging Artists Project Grant.

Image Credit: Carly Butler Verheyen, Love Letters + Text Messages, 2016

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Emilie Kvist, Curator 7.3 & 7.4

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The Emerge program periodically posts paid and volunteer positions for Emerge members. Please check this page often for upcoming opportunities.

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Applicants for our Art on Demand exhibitions must be between 18 and 35 years of age, and preference is given to artists with ties to the Fraser Valley.


Art on Demand Exhibitions

Art on Demand is a series of exhibitions in a flexible space that features the work of Emerge artists and curators. This initiative gives members of Emerge the opportunity to display their artwork in a publicly funded gallery and network with fellow artists and art professionals in the Fraser Valley at The Reach Gallery Museum.

Art on Demand 8.1

Emilie Kvist and Emilie Luteijn curated by Emily Goodbrand

January 28- March 19


Art on Demand 8.2

Chantelle Trainor-Matties curated by Emily Goodbrand

March 25- May 7

Emerge Portraits

Emerge Portraits feature artists from our Art on Demand exhibition series. Thanks to our friends at Colla Films for bringing these video portraits to life.