YVR Art Foundation Youth Art Scholarship Awards

Award amount

$5,000

Award number

up to 7 per year

Application deadline

January 26, 2018

The application process is now OPEN for 2018 Youth Art Scholarship Awards

YVR Art Foundation offers Youth Art Scholarships to British Columbia and Yukon First Nations youth between the ages of 16 and 26 years of age 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 Youth Art Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be of BC or Yukon First Nations ancestry*
  • Reside in BC or the Yukon 
  • Be between the ages of 16 and 26 (year of birth between 1992 and 2002)
  • Be emerging artists who create visual art that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations' culture
  • Have the goal of becoming a professional artist
  • Have been accepted to study with an artist mentor or at a recognized school art 
  • Commit to attend the Scholarship Awards Reception in Vancouver on May 25th, 2018 and the reception in recognition of their completed art work, one year later, on May 31st, 2019 (travel and accommodation is provided as part of the scholarship). The scholarship recipient must deliver their completed art work to YVR by April 30th, 2019.

* If you have any questions about your First Nations eligibility, please contact Program and Administrative Coordinator Cynthia McCreery at cynthia@yvraf.com or by phone at 604.276.6261.

Eligible Programs of Study

Applicants can apply for a Youth Art Scholarship to work with an artist mentor in a specific medium or to support their attendance at a recognized school of art. Within a period of one year, the scholarship recipient must create an art work for display at YVR (Vancouver International Airport) that demonstrates the development of skills and techniques learned as a result of the scholarship. The art work will be displayed at YVR for one year and must fit within the YVR display case dimensions (43″ w × 29″ d × 66″ h) and be delivered to YVR by April 30th, 2019.

Scholarships

  • Up to seven Youth Art Scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded in 2018
  • Scholarship recipients will be selected by a Jury, which will be comprised of curators and/or First Nations artists
  • All applicants will receive notification of the 2018 Youth Art Scholarship results by April 2018

Note: A Youth Art Scholarship can be awarded to an individual a maximum of two times.


How to apply

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Fill out your online application form here: ONLINE APPLICATION.

    Applications submitted online through the YVR Art Foundation website must be received no later than 4:00pm on Friday January 26, 2018.

  2. Download a pdf copy of the application form here: Download the Guidelines & Application PDF, complete it and mail or deliver/courier it to the YVR Art Foundation. See below for instructions on how to mail or deliver your application.

 

Please mail completed applications to:

YVR Art Foundation
c/o Janice Murray, Executive Office
Vancouver Airport Authority
P.O. Box 23750, Airport Postal Outlet, Richmond, BC  V7B 1Y7

Applications submitted via Canada Post must be postmarked no later than midnight, Friday January 26, 2018.
 

Please deliver or courier completed applications to:

YVR Art Foundation
c/o Janice Murray, Executive Office
Vancouver Airport Authority
3211 Grant McConachie Way, Link Building, Level 5
Richmond, BC  V7B 1Y7

Applications submitted by hand delivery or by courier must be received at the YVR Corporate offices no later than 4:00pm on Friday January 26, 2018.

Note: all hard copy applications and materials must be submitted in one envelope. Do not staple or bind pages together. 

 

Questions and inquiries:
If you have any questions or inquiries about the Youth Art Scholarship eligibility criteria or the application process, please contact YVR Art Foundation, by phone at 604.276.6261 or email cynthia@yvraf.com. Please also check the FAQs page of our website.