YVR Art Foundation Announces Call for Art Scholarship Applications from First Nations Artists

2016 YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT JAMIE NOLE | IMAGE: YVR ART FOUNDATION

2016 YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT JAMIE NOLE | IMAGE: YVR ART FOUNDATION

The YVR Art Foundation has announced announce a call for applications from BC and Yukon First Nations artists interested in applying for youth or mid-career artist scholarships. Awards are valued at $5,000 apiece, with up to seven scholarships being awarded. Youth scholarship recipients will be brought to Vancouver for an awards ceremony and their art work will be exhibited at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) for one year.

Eligibility

Eligibility and criteria for the two scholarships include:

YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarship

Eligible Applicants:

  • Are of BC or Yukon First Nations ancestry
  • Reside in BC or Yukon
  • Are between the ages of 16 and 26
  • Are emerging artists who create visual art that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations' culture
  • Have the goal of becoming a professional artist
  • Are accepted to study with a mentor or at a formal institution of learning
  • Commit to attend the Scholarship Award ceremony in Vancouver on May 26, 2017 and the ceremony in recognition of the completed work, one year later, on May 25, 2018

YVR Art Foundation Mid-Career Scholarship

Eligible Applicants:

  • Are of BC or Yukon First Nations ancestry
  • Reside in BC or Yukon
  • Are age 27 or older
  • Create visual art that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations' culture
  • Wish to further their art careers and/or extend their work into a new scale or medium
  • Have completed basic art training
  • Have achieved local and/or provincial recognition through public presentation of their artwork
  • Are accepted to study/work with an master artist; at a formal institution of learning; or on a special project that is of cultural significance to the artist’s community
  • Are able to submit a portfolio of artwork that demonstrates the artist’s commitment to their practice

Deadline

The deadline for both youth and mid-career applicants is Friday, January 27, 2017. For more information on the YVR Art Foundation and to apply for the scholarships, go to the Foundation website: www.yvraf.com/programs.

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