The Polygon Gallery is committed to creating a platform for emerging BC artists through programs like Chester Fields, a youth photography program for Lower Mainland secondary students.
“I remember the exact moment I learned about Chester Fields. I was sitting in my grade 10 media arts classroom, having only taken up photography a few months prior…I entered my photograph, and felt so validated and thrilled when I saw my name on the shortlist.
My acceptance to the BFA program at Ryerson University was possible thanks to what I had learned from Chester Fields. The four competitions I entered taught me to be a conceptual thinker, how to write about my art, and gave me the confidence to understand that my work had value.”
—Alia Youssef, former Chester Fields finalist and award-winning photographer
We believe art is for everyone, and your donation makes it possible for programs like Chester Fields to be free and accessible to youth in our community.
Your donation helps grow The Polygon’s youth education, artist mentorship, and exhibition programs.
Donations over $20 are eligible for a full tax receipt.
Thank you for your support!
Image: Anita Bonnarens, 2018