2022 Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development now accepting applications

Natasha Jabre created this painting, ‘Louis at 3’, after being awarded the 2021 Nan Yeomans grant. “I took over 60 photos of my son trying to imitate a portrait by Lilias Torrance Newton,” Jabre explained. “I finally got a workable image after my son took a special interest in my lens cap.” Image via Natasha Jabre.

Applications for the 2021 Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development are now being accepted by The Kingston Arts Council (KAC).

This grant supports emerging artists and/or artisans working in visual media to further their artistic growth and education, according to a joint release from the KAC and the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area. Totalling $2,500 in value and awarded annually to one individual, the grant is intended for training or focused creation. According to the KAC, the Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development aims to help young visual artists and/or artisans further their artistic growth and education.

The application deadline for the grant is Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. This grant is made possible through an endowment fund administered by the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area with the selection process administered by the KAC, according to the release.

Nan Yeomans was a prominent Kingston artist dedicated to supporting local and emerging artists in the visual arts. In her late twenties, she enjoyed three summers at Queen’s University Summer School of Fine Arts, and subsequently lived most of her adult life in Kingston. From then and for the rest of her 82 years she stayed busy with her art and her other responsibilities, but always found time to contribute to the community. She died in 2004, leaving all of her art and almost all of her estate to the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area, according to the organization.

KAC said that It was Nan’s wish to fund a grant for promising young artists and artisans developing their talents in the greater Kingston area. The Nan Yeomans Fund, established at the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area with her bequest, now provides an annual award in her name that is administered by the Kingston Arts Council.

Grant Eligibility

The Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development defines an emerging artist as someone in the early years of their artistic practice/career, and awards one annual grant of $2,500 to an emerging artist between the ages of 17 and 40. All applicants must have an address in the Kingston area, which includes the City as well as the Townships of Loyalist, South Frontenac, Central Frontenac, North Frontenac, and Frontenac Islands. The grant is intended for training or focused creation that will contribute to the artist’s development and career.

Details including Guidelines and Application Form are available online at http://www.artskingston.ca/nan-yeomans-grant-for-artistic-development/.

Applications must be submitted electronically to [email protected].

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