• 2016 Scholarship Awards Event

    June 15, 2016

    The 2016 Scholarship Awards Event was a huge success. Congratulations to the 2016 Scholarship Recipients, as well as the 2015 Scholarship Recipients who showcased the art they produced over the past year. Click here for pictures of the event. More

  • YVR Art Foundation Announces 2016 Scholarship Winners. Nine B.C. & Yukon First Nations artists recognized for creative excellence

    May 4, 2016

    YVR Art Foundation (YVRAF) today announced the nine B.C. & Yukon First Nations artists who will each be awarded $5,000 for their creative excellence and commitment to further develop their art practice. The winners will be recognized at the annual YVRAF Awards Reception held at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The reception will also include the unveiling of the...More

  • Thank you Applicants! The 2016 Scholarship Application Process is Now Closed

    February 26, 2016

    Thanks to all the applicants for the 2016 YVR Art Foundation scholarships. Your applications look fantastic! We will be announcing the winners in May 2016 so stay tuned!More

  • $5,000 Scholarship Award Applications - deadline January 29th!

    January 12, 2016

    The deadline for applying for Youth and Mid-Career $5,000 Scholarships for BC and Yukon First Nations artists is fast approaching - January 29th, 2016. Click HERE for the Call for Applications document. Scholarship applications may be

  • Foundation Office Holiday Hours

    December 16, 2015

    Please note the YVR Art Foundation administrative office will close over the holidays from December 21st to January 3rd. Scholarship applications can still be submitted online during this time period. The office will reopen on January 4th.


  • Drum Bidding is now closed. Thank you for your support!

    November 4, 2015

    Thank you for your support of the Drum Fundraising Auction and the YVR Art Foundation.

    The online bidding for our Drum Auction is now closed. 

    We had 18 unique drums up for auction from an impressive and diverse group of artists including Sonny Assu, Stan Bevan, Dempsey Bob, Brenda Crabtree, Reg Davidson, Beau Dick, Dean Heron, Eugene Hunt, Laura Wee Lay Laq,...More

  • Masterpiece Study Program - Applications closed

    October 6, 2015

    Thank you to everyone who submitted an application for the Masterpiece Study Program! The application phase is now closed for 2015. Please check back in the summer of 2016 for information about the next Call for Applications.


  • 3 days left to apply for Masterpiece Study Program

    September 29, 2015

    Our deadline is fast approaching for the 2015 Masterpiece Study Program. Open to First Nations artists from BC and the Yukon, grants of up to $2500 will be given to artists for travel/study projects at the Museum of Anthropology, the Museum of Vancouver, the Royal BC Museum in Victoria and the Burke Museum in Seattle.

    Applications must be received by 4pm on Friday...More

  • Drum Auction & Fundraiser

    September 9, 2015

    We are pleased to announce our upcoming Drum Auction & Fundraiser.

    The auction will feature 15 one-of-a-kind elk hide drums that have been designed, painted and donated by prominent BC First Nations artists. The drums will be sold to raise funds for the Foundation's First Nations programs.

    The drums in the auction will be available for online bidding through...More

  • Call for Applications // 2015 Masterpiece Study Program

    July 31, 2015

    Check out our Masterpiece Study Program Grants of up to $2500 for study/research of First Nations art and artifacts at museums in BC and Seattle:

    Burke Museum, Museum of Anthropology, Royal BC Museum, Museum of Vancouver.

    We have just announced our call for applications. See our guidelines and application form...More