Funding – Youth or Mid-Career Artist Scholarships, YVR Art Foundation. Due: Jan 27, 2017

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The YVR Art Foundation – Call for Art Scholarship Applications
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The YVR ART FOUNDATION is pleased to announce a Call for Applications from BC and Yukon First Nations artists interested in applying for Youth or Mid-Career Artist Scholarships.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
2017 ART SCHOLARSHIPS

The YVR Art Foundation is now accepting applications for the
2017 Youth Scholarship and Mid-Career Artist Scholarship awards for
BC and Yukon First Nations artists.

Each award is valued at $5,000. Up to seven YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarships and up to two Mid-Career Artist Scholarships will be 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.

The deadline for applications is Friday, January 27, 2017.

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
Be 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
Be 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

For more information on the YVR Art Foundation and to apply for the scholarships go to the Foundation website: http://www.yvraf.com/programs.

Please forward this email to those who may be interested in applying for a scholarship. If you have any questions, please contact the YVR Art Foundation at cynthia@yvraf.com or ph. 604.276.6261.

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