Apply for a Mid-Career Artist Scholarship Award

The application process is now OPEN for the 2021 Mid-Career Artist Scholarship Program.

If you have submitted your application by mail, please notify us by emailing

Review the Application Guidelines Document.

Please verify that you have all the required materials together before beginning the submission process.

This form must be completed in one session. If you begin your application online, you must complete it as the webform will not save your responses.

We recommend saving responses in a separate Word document and copying into the form boxes below. This ensures a back-up of responses is available should you not be able to complete the form in one session.

If you have any questions regarding the application process or the application form, please contact the Program & Administrative Coordinator Bridgette Badowich at

Note: a Mid-Career Artist Scholarship will be awarded to an individual one time only.

Personal Information
Include your most up-to-date personal information. Please ensure your address is current and your telephone and email are active. If you will be moving or your information changes after you submit your application, email the YVR Art Foundation Program Coordinator at
Applicants for the Mid-Career Artist Scholarship must be 30 years of age or older in 2021.
(e.g. Sto:lo, Haida, Selkirk). Contact YVRAF for questions about eligibility.
e.g. Telephone or email
Have you previously received an award, grant or scholarship from YVR Art Foundation? If so, list the date and type of award.

Describe and/or list your education history. You may also include here any information regarding art related classes, programs and/or workshops you have attended.

Work/Volunteer History

Up to 500 words

Describe any paid work experience you have had and/or any of your volunteer activities in or outside of your community.

Art Practice and Exhibition History

Uo to 500 words

Describe your art background and experience including the medium you work in. List any art displays or exhibitions you have participated in.

Artist Statement

Uo to 500 words

Your artist statement will summarize the work that you do and your interests and motivations within your art practice. You may also include a personal statement and share anything you would like the Jury to know.

Proposed Use of Scholarship Award

Up to 500 words

Applicants to the Mid-Career Artist Scholarship Program propose to do one of the following three options: 

1) Work/study with a master artist
2) Attend a school of art
3) Create an artwork or work on an art project that is significant to the artist’s community
If you are proposing to work on an independent art project, describe the proposed project and how the project is significant to your culture and your community.

Refer to page five of the Application Guidelines document for further information on what to include under each of the above areas.

Up to 500 words

Describe how the Mid-Career Artist Scholarship will have an impact on your art practice or provide you with the opportunity to work on something that you would not otherwise have an opportunity to do.

Proposed Scholarship Artwork

Indicate whether you will be creating an artwork for exhibition at YVR and the dimensions of your proposed artwork. Please keep in mind the display case measurements when considering your proposed scholarship artwork. If you do not intend to exhibit your work at YVR, provide details on the report you will submit in lieu of the artwork and why you choose not to exhibit/display your work at YVR.

Describe in detail the type of artwork that you would propose to create with your Scholarship award. The proposed artwork will illustrate the skills and techniques gained from receiving the Mid-Career Artist Scholarship Award. .
Scholarship Award Budget

Provide information here on how the scholarship funds will be used as described above.
Budget items might include tuition/school fees, tools and materials, travel to see mentor artist, living expenses*, honorarium to a master artist* or other expenses.

If you are working with a mentor artist and intend to compensate them for their time, it is highly encouraged that you discuss and confirm your financial arrangement with them in advance of submitting this application.

Sample Scholarship Budget Items and format:

Tuition/School Fees
(if applicable)
Tools, Materials and Supplies $
Travel Expenses
(If applicable e.g. you need to travel to your mentor artist)
Living Expenses
(Maximum $1,000)
Master artist honorarium
(optional - maximum $1,000)
Other budget items: $


Supporting Documents & Portfolio Upload

Please include the following Supporting Documents with your Portfolio:

  • Letter of Support
  • Confirmation Letter (from proposed mentor or school of art you will be attending)
  • List of collaborators  (if applicable)

Please use the following guidelines to create your portfolio sample.

Portfolio Guidelines:

  • Include no more than ten photographs of your work.
  • If you submit work that was created with another artist, please name the other artist(s) and identify that the work is a collaboration or that you were an assistant on the project.

Film/video portfolio submissions:

  • If you wish to include an example of your film or video work in your portfolio you may submit this through Dropbox or a similar file sharing medium. You must notify us that you will be submitting film/video and by which method by contacting in advance of your submission.
  • If you are submitting film or video work for your entire portfolio you may submit no more than three videos at a maximum of five minutes each.
  • If you are submitting your film or video work as part of your portfolio, each video submitted is the equivalent of submitting three photographs. For example, if you submit two videos you may only include four additional  photographs in your portfolio submission.

Digital portfolio submissions:

  • Use .jpg or .tif file types.
  • Files must have a minimum 1024 x 768 pixel resolution.
  • If you are submitting a movie or video file please contact us for format preferences.
  • If possible, name/title your photos so the document/file name corresponds with the Portfolio Description Sheet and includes your last name and the title of the work. E.g.:

o 1_Last Name_Title of Work
o 2_Last Name_Title of Work

List the artwork you have included with your portfolio. Please refer to the naming instructions above.

Include all Supporting Documents (Letters of Support, Confirmation Letters and Portfolio Images) in ONE .zip file (maximum 32 MB size) and upload via the button below. Instructions on creating a .zip file can be found here (will open in new window).