Apply for a Bill McLennan Masterpiece Study Program Microgrant

The application process is now OPEN for the Bill McLennan Masterpiece Study Program Microgrants. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout 2021. 

Review the Application Guidelines Document.

Please verify that you have all the required materials together before beginning the submission process.

This form must be completed in one session. If you begin your application online, you must complete it as the webform will not save your responses.

We recommend saving responses in a separate Word document and copying into the form boxes below. This ensures a back-up of responses is available should you not be able to complete the form in one session.

If you have any questions regarding the application process or the application form, please contact the Program & Administrative Coordinator Bridgette Badowich at

Personal Information
(e.g. Sto:lo, Haida, Selkirk). Contact YVRAF for questions about eligibility.
If you have received any previous awards from YVR Art Foundation please list them here.
Museum Visit Details
Art Practice

Up to 250 words

Provide a brief description of your art practice and the artwork you create. You can also list any mentorships or educational opportunities you have done. Please indicate if you have done any simlilar research or study projects and when you have done them.

Proposed Study Project and Use of Grant Award

Up to 250 words

Please indicate which museum collection you would like to visit and why, and a short description of the works in the museum collection that you identified you would like to study. Briefly describe how this study project will be helpful to your current art practice. 

Portfolio Upload

Please use the following guidelines to create your portfolio sample.

Portfolio Guidelines:

  • Include up to five photographs of your work.
  • 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.

Film/video portfolio submissions:

  • If you wish to include an example of your film or video work in your portfolio you may submit this through Dropbox or a similar file sharing medium. You must notify us that you will be submitting film/video and by which method by contacting in advance of your submission.
  • If you are submitting film or video work for your entire portfolio you may submit no more than two videos at a maximum of five minutes each.
  • If you are submitting your film or video work as part of your portfolio, each video submitted is the equivalent of submitting two photographs. For example, if you submit two videos you may only include one additional photograph in your portfolio submission.

Digital portfolio submissions:

  • Use .jpg or .tif file types.
  • Files must have a minimum 1024 x 768 pixel resolution.
  • If you are submitting a movie or video file please contact us for format preferences.
  • If possible, name/title your photos so the document/file name corresponds with the Portfolio Description Sheet and includes your last name and the title of the work. E.g.
    • 1_Last Name_Title of Work
    • 2_Last Name_Title of Work

List the artwork you have included with your portfolio. Please refer to the naming instructions above.

Include all portfolio images in ONE .zip file (maximum 32 MB size) and upload via the button below. Instructions on creating a .zip file can be found on YVR Art Foundation's FAQ page.