CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2015 ART SCHOLARSHIPS The YVR Art Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Youth Scholarship and Mid-Career Artist Scholarship awards for BC First Nations artists. Each award is valued at $5,000. Up to eight YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarships and up to three Mid-Career Artist Scholarships will be awarded. In addition, scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) for one year. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 30th, 2015. Eligibility and criteria for the two scholarships include: YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarship: Eligible Applicants: • Are of BC First Nations ancestry • Reside in BC and are between the ages of 16 and 26 • Are emerging artists whose artwork reflects the art forms of the BC First Nations • 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 th 29 2015 and the ceremony in recognition of the completed work, one th year later, on May 27 2016. YVR Art Foundation Mid-Career Artist Scholarship: Eligible Applicants: • Are of BC First Nations ancestry • Reside in BC and are age 27 or older • Create artwork that reflects the art forms of the BC First Nations • 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. Complete information on the YVR Art Foundation and its scholarship programs, including Application Guidelines and online and PDF Application Forms, can be found on the Foundation website: www.yvraf.com/programs. Please forward this email and document to anyone you think may be interested in applying for these awards. If you have any questions, please contact the YVR Art Foundation at [email protected] or ph. 604.276.6261.
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