Do you know someone who creates amazing works of art, but could use a bit of a boost to their career? Or someone is in the formative years of their artistic career who could benefit from courses or other further development?
If you do (or if that’s you), now is the time to apply for the Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development 2018. The $2,500 grant is given out annually to a local emerging artist or artisan working in visual media, and is aim to further “artistic growth and education through exploration of their medium and challenging their practice in new directions” according to the Kingston Arts Council.
The Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development was created in 2004, and is named in honour of the woman who made the grant possible. Yeomans was a prominent Kingston artist who studied at the Queen’s University Summer School of Fine Arts in the 1920s. From that point on, Yeomans made Kingston home, and spent the rest of life dedicated to her art and contributing to the community, particularly supporting local and emerging artists in the visual arts. When Yeomans passed away in 2004, she left all of her art and cast majority of her estate to the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area, who administer the endowment fund. The selection process for the grant is administered by the Kingston Arts Council.
The grant is intended for training or focused creation, and the deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. It is open to all emerging artists or artisans working in visual media who demonstrate financial need.
The grant defines an emerging artist as:
- One who is in the early years of their artistic practice/career
- One who has produced a small body of work, achieved some local recognition, and/or has limited public exhibition experience
- One who is under the age of 40.
Applicants must live in one of the areas served by the Community Foundation of Kingston and Area, namely:
- Loyalist Township
- City of Kingston
- Township of South Frontenac
- Township of Central Frontenac
- Township of North Frontenac
- Township of Frontenac Islands