Emerging Artist Scholarship Program


Scholarship Value: $5,000
Awards Available: 8

YVR Art Foundation offers Emerging Artist Scholarships to young British Columbia and Yukon Indigenous artists who are between the ages of 17 and 29 years and who reside in BC or the Yukon. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to emerging artists who create visual art that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations culture and who wish to develop their artistic potential.

Who May Apply

To be eligible for a YVR Art Foundation Emerging Artist Scholarship, applicants must:

A) Be of BC or Yukon First Nations ancestry*

B) Reside in BC or the Yukon

C) Be between the ages of 17 and 29 (year of birth between 1990 and 2002)

D) Create visual art that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations culture

E) Have the goal of becoming a professional artist

F) Have been accepted to study with an artist mentor or at a recognized school art

G) Commit to attend the Scholarship Awards Event in Vancouver on May 31st, 2019 and the event in recognition of their completed art work, one year later, on May 29th, 2020 (travel and accommodation is provided as part of the scholarship). The scholarship recipient must deliver their completed art work to YVR by April 30th, 2020.

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