About the Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development
The Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development aims to help young promising artists and/or artisans working in visual media to further their artistic growth and education. Totalling $2,500 in value and awarded annually to one individual, this grant is intended for training or focused creation. Applications are assessed by a peer jury based on the eligibility of the proposal and the artistic merit of the applicant. This grant is made possible through an endowment fund administered by the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area with the selection process administered by the Kingston Arts Council.
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, she 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.
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 for an annual award in her name that is administered by the Kingston Arts Council.