Mid-Career Artist Scholarships

$5,000 scholarships for mid-career BC and Yukon First Nations artists age 30+.

Award Amount


Number of Awards

Up to 3

Application Deadline


The call for Mid-Career Artist Scholarship applications opens annually in November. Sign up for our mailing list to be notified directly!

YVR Art Foundation offers Mid-Career Artist Scholarships to British Columbia and Yukon Indigenous artists who are age 30 years or older and who reside in BC or the Yukon.

Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to mid-career artists who create visual art that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations culture and who wish to further their visual art career by extending their artwork into a new scale or area through working with a master artist or attending a school of art, or working on a visual art project that is of cultural significance to their community. Visual art can include (but is not limited to) drawing, painting, illustration, carving, sculpture, printmaking, textiles, animation, photography, video and film.

Mid-Career Artist Scholarship recipients will be selected by a Jury composed of senior Indigenous artists and/or curators. Up to three Mid-Career Artist Scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded in 2022 and the scholarship recipient’s will have the option to display their work at the Vancouver International Airport in 2023.

All applicants will receive notification of the Mid-Career Artist Scholarship results by April 2022.

Scholarship Artwork

Applicants for the Mid-Career Artist Scholarship award propose to create a specific artwork while working with a master artist, attending a school of art or working on a project that is of cultural significance to the artist’s community. Mid-Career Artist Scholarship award recipients have the option of displaying their final artwork at the Vancouver International Airport.

Application Assistance

Please contact the YVR Art Foundation Program Coordinator if you require accommodations or assistance when completing the application form.

How to Apply

There are two ways to apply:

1. Apply Online:

Review the Application Guidelines and fill out your online Application Form.

2. Apply by Mail or Courier:

Download a pdf copy of the Application Guidelines and Application Forms, complete it and mail or deliver/courier it to the address listed on the application: See below for instructions on how to mail or deliver your application.

Questions and Inquiries

If you have any questions or inquiries about the Mid-Career Artist Scholarship Program eligibility criteria or the application process, please contact the YVR Art Foundation, by phone at 604.276.6261 or email programs@yvraf.com.

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