The stories below feature past recipients of YVR Art Foundation Scholarships and Grants and describe the impact that receiving an award has had on their art practice and career.

  • Joshua Watts

    Joshua Watts is an artist living and working in Victoria, BC. Josh has received two Emerging Artist Scholarships from YVR Art Foundation (2016, 2019) and has worked with renowned First Nations artists Ray Natraoro, the late Chief Beau Dick, Wayne...More

  • Asia Youngman

    Asia Youngman is an award-winning film Director in Vancouver, BC. Asia received a YVR Art Foundation Emerging Artist (previously called youth) Scholarship in 2017 and has premiered her films at film festivals across Canada and the US including the...More

  • Shoshannah Greene

    Shoshannah Greene received a Masterpiece Study Program Travel Grant in 2017 to travel from her home in Haida Gwaii to the Field Museum in Chicago.

    Watch the short documentary video below to learn about Shoshannah's experience and read her...More

  • Krystle Coughlin

    Krystle Coughlin is an artist from the Selkirk First Nation in the Yukon but now resides in New Westminster, BC. She holds a BA from UBC’s Institute of Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, as well as a BFA in Visual Arts from UBC. Krystle is...More

  • Bracken Hanuse Corlett

    Bracken is an interdisciplinary artist based on the Sunshine Coast. He began working in theatre and performance in 2001, before transitioning towards a practice that fuses painting and drawing with digital-media, audio-visual performance, animation,...More

  • Tsēma Tamara Skubovius

    Tsēma belongs to the Tahltan Nation of Northern BC, near Telegraph Creek and the Stikine River. While she was always artistically inclined, receiving a scholarship from the YVR Art Foundation resulted in the realization that she wanted to be a full-...More

  • Cori Savard

    Cori grew-up in Gatineau, Quebec and it was there that her mother introduced her to her Haida heritage, through visits to the Canadian Museum of History. After spending most of her childhood and adolescence in Quebec, she moved to Haida Gwaii in 2001....More

  • Cody Lecoy

    Cody has been studying at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Fine Arts Program in Vancouver since 2008. He received YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarships in both 2011 and 2012, and since 2011 he has been mentoring with celebrated First Nations artist,...More

  • Latham Mack

    From Bella Coola, Latham has been active in his community from a young age. He helped carve two totem poles in his hometown that were raised in 2002 and 2008, and he has also taught youth about Nuxalk dance and culture in summer programs. In 2008,...More