Youth Scholarship Applicants:
The purpose of the Youth scholarship is to provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills in creating visual art work that reflects BC and Yukon First Nations’ culture. For your Program of Study you may propose attendance at a recognized school of art, or to work with an artist mentor. 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 a school of art, please include a program outline or course description from the school or program you are attending, a confirmation of your acceptance (if available), 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 an artist 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. Your mentor must also submit a biography or CV (see Part 8-B below)
The artwork you propose to create for display at YVR must fit within the YVR display case dimensions (43″ w × 29″ d × 66″ h).
Mid-Career Artist Scholarship Applicants:
The purpose of the Mid-Career artist scholarship is to provide you with an opportunity to further your visual art career and/or extend your art work into a new scale or area that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations' culture. You may propose attendance at a school of art, to study with a master artist, or to do a special project that is of cultural significance to your community.
If you are studying with a master artist, please describe how this will further your art career or extend it into a new area. Please also include a letter from the master artist stating how they will be able to assist you, as well a current Biography or Curriculum Vitae. If you are doing a special project please describe this in detail and how it will further your art career or extend it into a new area, and the cultural significance it will have for your community.
If you are attending a formal art institution, please include a program outline or course description from the school you are attending and a description of what you hope to learn.
You must also indicate here if you propose to create an art work to be exhibited at YVR for one year, or if you will submit a Report instead. If proposing an art work for display at YVR, indicate the type of artwork and please note the art work you propose to create for display at YVR must fit within the YVR display case dimensions (43″ w × 29″ d × 66″ h).