Justice Art and Youth in Action(JAYA)

Building on several years of exhibits by young artists & activists at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, known as the 4th Wall Exhibits, YAC is teaming up again with the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia to build a 3-year project engaging youth from across Nova Scotia in telling the stories that too often are untold.

See more about 4th Wall Exhibits here:


Want to help build the action plan for the project? Let us know how you see it happening right now on this very short survey:

English: https://goo.gl/GAzrYW

French: https://goo.gl/11fpyk


The Michaëlle Jean Foundation empowers thousands of young people from underserved backgrounds to use their creativity to drive sustainable strategies that transform lives and revitalize communities. As part of our 4th Wall: Make the Invisible Visible program, high profile exhibitions, featuring emerging artists from disadvantaged communities, serve as catalysts to help undeserved youth mobilize stakeholders and the broader public around issues that matter to them. Then, as part of our Youth Community Action program, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation supports youth-driven organizations over a three-year period in responding to issues raised in each exhibition by developing and implementing action plans. Each plan is designed and implemented collaboratively by and for youth working with artists, government representatives, business leaders, academia, law enforcement, health and social service agencies, legal experts, neighbourhood associations and more. Learn how you can get involved at www.fmjf.ca.


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