Stories

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.

  • 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

    Tamara 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