Aspiring Artist Award

Award amount

$500

Award number

up to 10 per year

Application deadline

March 29, 2018 4:00pm

The application process is now OPEN for the 2018 Aspiring Artist Awards.

YVR Art Foundation offers Aspiring Artist Awards to British Columbia and Yukon First Nations youth between the ages of 13 and 19 years of age and who reside in BC or the Yukon. These are awarded on an annual basis to aspiring artists who create visual art that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations’ culture and who wish to explore their artistic potential.

Who May Apply

To be eligible for a YVR Art Foundation Aspiring Artist Award, applicants must:

  • Be of BC or Yukon First Nations ancestry*
  • Reside in BC or the Yukon
  • Be between the ages of 13 and 19 (year of birth between 1999 and 2005)
  • Show artistic potential and create art that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations' art and culture

* If you have any questions about your First Nations eligibility, please contact Program and Administrative Coordinator Cynthia McCreery at cynthia@yvraf.com or by phone at 604.276.6261.

Eligible Activities 

This award is to support the recipient’s self-directed work in the visual arts.

Awards

  • Up to ten Aspiring Artist Awards of $500 each will be awarded in 2018
  • All applicants will receive notification of the 2018 Aspiring Artist Award results by June, 2018
  • Award recipients will be required to submit a short report outlining the use of the award monies within six months of receiving the award

Note: an Aspiring Artist Award can be awarded to an individual only once. Past YVRAF award, scholarship, and grant recipients are not eligible for the Aspiring Artist Award.


How to Apply

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Fill out your online application form here: ONLINE APPLICATION.
    Applications submitted online through the YVR Art Foundation website must be received no later than 4:00pm on Thursday, March 29, 2018
     
  2. Download a pdf copy of the application form here: Download the Guidelines & Application PDF, complete it and mail or deliver/courier it to the YVR Art Foundation. See below for instructions on how to mail or deliver your application. 
     

Please mail completed applications to:

YVR Art Foundation
c/o Janice Murray, Executive Office
Vancouver Airport Authority
P.O. Box 23750, Airport Postal Outlet, Richmond, BC  V7B 1Y7

Applications submitted via Canada Post must be postmarked no later than midnight, Thursday March 29, 2018.


Please deliver or courier completed applications to:

YVR Art Foundation
c/o Janice Murray, Executive Office
Vancouver Airport Authority
3211 Grant McConachie Way, Link Building, Level 5
Richmond, BC  V7B 1Y7

Applications submitted by hand delivery or courier must be received at the YVR Corporate offices no later than 4:00pm on Thursday March 29, 2018
 

Note: all hard copy applications and materials must be submitted in one envelope. Do not staple or bind pages together.

Questions and Inquiries:
If you have any questions or inquiries about the Aspiring Artist Award eligibility criteria or the application process, please contact YVR Art Foundation by phone at 604.276.6261 or email cynthia@yvraf.com. Please also check the FAQs page of our website.