Describe your artwork. Tell us what kind of art you do?
What is your experience? What materials do you work with? Is this work you do on your own, at school or working with a mentor?
Program of Study
The object of the scholarship is to provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills in creating BC First Nations art. You may propose attendance at workshops or schools of art, or to work with masters, mentors or elders. Within a period of one year you must complete a project that demonstrates the development of skills and techniques learned as a result of the scholarship. This work will be displayed at the Vancouver International Airport for one year.
If you are attending workshops or school of art, please include a program outline or course description from the school or program you are attending, a timeline, a description of the new techniques or processes that you hope to learn, and the type of artwork that you will display at the airport that will illustrate the skills you learned during your Program of Study.
If you are studying with a mentor, please describe what the mentor will be teaching you and what the proposed schedule is, for example, 3 hours once a week for 6 months, 2 hours every day for six months, etc.; also include a letter from your mentor stating how they will be able to assist you, and include a brief
summary describing their experience in this area.
Please consider the display case dimensions for your proposed artwork (43″ w × 29″ d × 66″ h).
Provide information on how the scholarship funds will be used to achieve the program of study and complete the project you described in your Program of Study above.
monies will be spent on: tuition, honorarium to a mentor*, to purchase materials, or for living expenses. Provide a list of expenses, with numbers if possible, showing how the scholarship will be spent.
Note: Scholarship winners will receive $4,000 at the Awards Ceremony on May 31st, 2013, and $1,000 upon delivery of the final artwork, which must be received at YVR on or before May 1st, 2014. *the amount paid to the mentor may not exceed $1000 dollars.
Your personal statement is an opportunity for you to introduce yourself to the Jury and to note any special considerations. Include any information about yourself that is not covered elsewhere in the application, and that you feel is important for the Jury to know in making their decision.
Your statement must not exceed 500 words.
Submission Materials Uploader Reference Letters
Please include two reference letters (either scanned or in a common document file format such as .doc or .rtf): a personal reference and an artistic reference. The personal reference can come from anyone who has known you for a number of years, other than immediate family, and who has some insight into your character, goals and individuality. Your artistic reference can come from an art teacher, mentor or individual with an art background who has witnessed your artistic potential. Reference letters must include the following information:
The full name of the applicant (you) The full name, address and phone number of the person writing the reference The relationship between the applicant and the person writing the reference The length of time the person writing the reference has known the applicant The reasons why the applicant should receive this scholarship Confirmation Letter
Please submit a confirmation of acceptance to the proposed program of study, from the institution where you will be studying
letter from your mentor. (If you will be attending a school program AND working with a mentor, please provide a letter from both).
Please send a transcript from the last school you attended.
Your portfolio sample is an important component of your application package. It is an opportunity for you to show the Jury some of your artistic achievements and potential.
Please use the following guidelines and formatting notes to create your portfolio sample. The portfolio you submit will not be returned to you, so please do not include any original artwork. Guidelines Include a range of media or, if you have worked in only one medium, provide a wide range of samples. Include no more than 10 photographs of your work. If possible, include self-initiated work as well as work assigned in a class. If you submit work that was created with another artist, please name the other artist(s) and identify that the work is a collaboration or that you were an assistant on the project. Digital portfolio submissions Use .jpg or .tif file types. Submit 72 dpi files ONLY. Files must have a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution. Make sure the names and numbers of the photos of your work match the names and numbers of those listed on the portfolio description form. If you are submitting a movie or video file please contact Rita Beiks for format preferences. Include all reference letters and portfolio pictures in ONE .zip file, uploaded via the button below:
Portfolio Description Form
Please list title, dimensions and media for each work and ensure that the filenames of the pictures submitted in the uploader match the titles in this form.