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Apply now for emerging artist scholarships

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:59 PST, Fri January 8, 2021

If you’re an emerging Indigenous visual artist aged 17 to 29, the YVR Art Foundation welcomes you to apply for a $5,000 art scholarship.

The annual scholarships for visual artists in BC and the Yukon are provided to work with a mentor artist or attend a school of art.

To be eligible, you must:

• Be of BC or Yukon First Nations ancestry

• Reside in BC or the Yukon

• Create visual art that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations culture

• Have the goal of becoming a professional artist

• Have been accepted to study/work with an artist mentor or attend a school of art

An Emerging Artist Scholarship can be awarded to an individual a maximum of two times.

The foundation also has a Mid-Career Artist Scholarship Program. Again, $5,000 art scholarships are awarded annually to visual artists but for ages 30-plus to work with a master artist, attend a school of art, or work on a special project of cultural significance to the artist's community.

To be eligible you must:

• Be of BC or Yukon First Nations ancestry

• Reside in BC or Yukon

• Create visual art that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations culture

• Wish to further their visual art career and/or extend their work into a new scale or area

• Have completed art training including but not limited to formal education in visual arts, worked with an artist mentor or a combination of similar experience

• Have achieved local and/or provincial recognition through public presentation of their artwork

* Be able to submit a portfolio of artwork that demonstrates the artist’s commitment to their practice

• Be accepted to study/work with a master artist, attend a school of art or work on a special project that is of cultural significance to the artist’s community

Mid-Career Artist Scholarship can be awarded to an individual one time only.

For more information or to apply, click.

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