Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation invites students to participate in the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants for the 2022-2023 academic year. International students in Canada have access to the programs.
The Foundation grant supports young artists in painting, drawing, sculpture, or printing who exhibit the talent and perseverance to pursue a lifetime career in art. Art professors, teachers, and mentors offer this prize domestically and globally. First grant is CAD 17,000, then CAD 20,000.
- University or Organization: Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
- Department: NA
- Course Level: Any
- Award: CAD $17,000 to CAD $20,000
- Number of Awards: N/A
- Access Mode: Online
- Nationality: International
- The award can be taken in Canada
About The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation is a private Canadian foundation founded in 1955 by Charles Glass Greenshields, Q.C., a prominent Montreal attorney and amateur artist, in honor of his mother, Elizabeth.
More than 2000 students and artists from 80 countries have received financial support from the Foundation.
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation will contribute $17,000 Canadian dollars. Each subsequent grant is valued at CAD $20,000. Grants are awarded directly to the recipients, and not to or via other entities.
- Countries Eligible: All nationalities
- The scholarship will be awarded in the fields of painting, drawing, sculpture, or printing.
- Eligibility Requirements: To qualify, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:
- The Foundation has no geographic, citizenship, or residency criteria; its grants are open to candidates from anywhere in the world.
- To be eligible to apply, applicants must be at least 18 years old and no older than 41 years old at the time they submit their application for a first grant.
- After the age of 41, candidates who have previously received a grant may reapply, providing they continue to meet all other eligibility requirements.
- Applicants must be either students or artists in the early stages of their careers who are establishing their careers. Grants are not intended to serve as work or project grants for seasoned or mature artists.
How to Apply
- How to Apply: Applications must be filled out and sent through the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation’s online application portal. Applications sent by email, mail, or in any other way will not be accepted.
- Supporting Documents: Applicants must give all the information and documents needed for the application and upload them all.
- Personal information includes the applicant’s full name, artist name (if any), gender, date of birth, contact information, country of citizenship, website URL, and how they heard about the Foundation.
- Proof of Identity: A government-issued photo ID and proof of citizenship, current address, and date of birth.
- Education and Training: A list of universities, colleges, and art schools attended, along with the degrees or diplomas earned and the date of graduation (or projected date).
- Exhibitions: A list of where the applicant’s work has been shown in the last five years or where it will be shown in the next two years.
- Portfolio: Pictures of no more than six representative works made in the two years before the date of the application. The applicant must be the only one who made these works.
- Proof of Acceptance: If the applicant wants to study or train in art further, a letter of acceptance or enrollment from the school or program where they want to study or train.
- Artistic Proposal: A description of the work, project, course of study, or training that the applicant wants to do with a grant from The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.
- Artist Statement: A short statement about the applicant’s past and present work as an artist.
- Budget: A budget for the proposed work, project, course of study, or training described in the applicant’s Artistic
- Proposal. Letter of Reference: A letter of reference from a teacher or professor, an artist or curator who knows both the applicant and their work and can support their application.
- Requirements for admission: Applicants must have a previous degree with good grades.
- Language requirement: Students must at least be able to talk in French or English.
The Foundation accepts applications year-round; there is no annual application deadline.
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