The Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development
The Kingston Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 2014 Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development. Applications are due November 10, 2014.
Kingston artist Nan Yeomans died in 2004, leaving all her art and almost all of her estate to the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area. It was Nan's wish to fund a grant for promising young artists and artisans developing their talents in the greater Kingston area. Established in 2006, the Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development fund provides a yearly grant to support Nan's legacy in the community; this grant is made possible through an endowment fund administered by the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area.
The Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development aims to help promising young artists and/or artisans in furthering their education and professional artistic growth. Totalling $2,500 in value, the grant will be awarded to one successful applicant by a peer jury based on the artistic merit of their work and previous accomplishments, and the eligibility of their proposal. Grant monies are intended to be put towards focused training or guided creation.
This grant is open to all emerging artists and artisans between 17- 40 years of age, in the early years of their professional careers. All applicants must be living in the Greater Kingston area, defined by the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area as Loyalist Township, City of Kingston, Township of South Frontenac, Township of Central Frontenac, Township of North Frontenac, and Township of Frontenac Islands. Only artists working in visual media may apply.
2014 APPLICATION DEADLINE
Application forms and guidelines are available now at artskingston.ca. Applications must be received no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, November 10, 2014 at the Kingston Arts Council Office, 253 Ontario St, Suite 203 or by mail PO Box 1005, Kingston, ON K7L 4X8 (applications by mail must reach the KAC office by the deadline).