YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarship

Award amount

$5,000

Award number

up to 7 per year

Application deadline

January 27, 2017

The application process is now CLOSED for 2017 Youth Scholarship Applications. Please check back in November, 2017 for the 2018 Call for Applications. 

To be eligible for a YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarship award, 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 1991 and 2001)
  • 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 formal art institution 
  • Commit to attend the Scholarship Awards ceremony in Vancouver on May 26, 2017 and the ceremony in recognition of the completed work, one year later, on May 25, 2018 (travel and accommodation is provided as part of the scholarship award). The scholarship recipient must deliver their completed artwork to YVR by May 1, 2018.

Scholarship recipients will be selected by a Jury, which will be comprised of First Nations artists and/or curators

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


Amount

Each scholarship is worth $5,000. Youth Scholarship recipients will receive $2,000 at the Scholarship Awards Event on May 26, 2017; $1,000 in November 2017 upon receipt of the mid-year update report; $1,000 upon delivery of their final artwork, which must be received at YVR on or before May 1, 2018; and $1,000 at the Scholarship Awards Event on May 25, 2018. 

How to apply

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Fill out your application online. ONLINE APPLICATION.

    Applications submitted online through the YVR Art Foundation website must be received no later than 4:00pm on Friday January 27, 2017.

  2. Download the Guidelines & Application PDF, complete it and deliver it to the YVR Art Foundation. See instructions below.

Applications submitted via Canada Post must be postmarked no later than midnight, Friday January 27, 2017.

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

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Applications submitted by hand delivery or by courier must be received at the YVR Corporate offices no later than 4:00pm on Friday January 27, 2017.

Please deliver 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
 

Application Submission Information:

  • Please submit all application information and materials in one envelope.
  • Please do not staple or bind pages together.

 

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact YVR Art Foundation, by phone at 604.276.6261 or email info@yvraf.com.

 

Deadline

Applications must be received by January 27, 2017. Any changes to the deadline will be posted on this site. Applicants will be notified in April and recipients will be formally announced in May.