YVR Art Foundation: 2019 Emerging Artist Scholarship Program and the Mid-Career Artist Scholarship Program

YVR ART FOUNDATION is pleased to announce a Call for Applications to BC and Yukon Indigenous artists for the 2019 Emerging Artist Scholarship Program and the Mid-Career Artist Scholarship Program.

NEW for 2019

The Youth Art Scholarship has been renamed to the Emerging Artist Scholarship Program to include an expanded age criteria! Emerging Artists age 17-29 are now able to apply to the Program.
The Mid-Career Artist Scholarship Program eligibility requirements have been updated. Applicants to the Mid-Career Program must be age 30+ to apply to the Program.

Please review the Application Guidelines Document for each Program to confirm your eligibility.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
2019 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

YVR Art Foundation is now accepting applications from
BC and Yukon Indigenous artists for the 2019
Emerging Artist Scholarship Program and
the Mid-Career Artist Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: Friday, January 25, 2019, at 4pm.

Emerging Artist Scholarship Program

YVRAF provides $5,000 art scholarships annually for emerging BC and Yukon Indigenous artists (age 17-29) to work with an artist mentor or study at a recognized art school. Scholarship recipients’ artwork is exhibited at the Vancouver International Airport for one year.

Applicants must:
Be of BC or Yukon First Nations ancestry
Reside in BC or the Yukon
Be between the ages of 17 and 29
Create visual art that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations culture
Have the goal of becoming a professional artist
Have been accepted to study with an artist mentor or at a recognized school art
Commit to attend the Scholarship Awards Event in Vancouver on May 31st, 2019 and the event in recognition of their completed art work, one year later, on May 29th, 2020 (travel and accommodation is provided as part of the scholarship). The scholarship recipient must deliver their completed art work to YVR by April 30th, 2020.

Mid-Career Artist Scholarship Program

YVRAF provides $5,000 art scholarships annually for mid-career BC and Yukon Indigenous artists age 30+ who wish to extend their work into a new scale or area. Scholarships are for studying with a master artist, pursuing a special project or attending a recognized art school.

Applicants must:
Be of BC or Yukon First Nations ancestry
Reside in BC or Yukon
Be 30 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 area
Have completed basic art training including but not limited to formal education in visual arts, work with an artist mentor or a combination of similar experience
Have achieved local and/or provincial recognition through public presentation of their art work
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 recognized school of art or work on a special project that is of cultural significance to the artist’s community

For more information on YVR Art Foundation and to apply for a scholarship go to: www.yvraf.com/programs.

Please forward this email to those who are eligible and interested in applying for a scholarship. Questions may be directed to: bridgette@yvraf.com or phone 604.276.6261.