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Grant to an Ontario Early-Career Artist for Training and Creative Projects

Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development


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Funding Source
Community Foundation for Kingston and Area (CFKA) and Kingston Arts Council (KAC)
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Geographic Focus
Canada:Ontario: Kingston area, including the City as well as the Townships of Loyalist, South Frontenac, Central Frontenac, North Frontenac, and Frontenac Islands.;

Important Dates
Deadline: 10/23/23 11:59 PM EST Save

Grant Description
Grant of up to $2,500 to an Ontario artist or artisan in an eligible location to support career development and artistic growth. Funding is intended for continuing education and training, mentorships and residencies, materials and equipment, and travel costs for collaboration. Eligible applicants are early-career visual artists or artisans under the age of 40, residing in the Kingston area, which includes the City as well as the Townships of Loyalist, South Frontenac, Central Frontenac, North Frontenac, and Frontenac Islands.

Visual Media includes the disciplines and cross-disciplines of painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, pottery, weaving, spinning and sewing, glasswork, and metalwork, and also includes video and experimental filmmaking. Experimental sound work and performance art will be considered if the art practice in question has a visual component and/or speaks to a visual arts context. 

The grant is intended to support artists and/or artisans in the exploration of their medium and to challenge their practice in new directions.

Eligible uses of the grant include but are not limited to: contributing to funding for post-secondary studies in an arts program, enrolment in workshops, specialized skills training, mentorships and residencies, the purchase of equipment and/or materials, and travel costs only where such use of the grant will directly enable the applicant to work closely with other artists of similar or advanced skill level.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
The grant is open to all emerging artists and/or artisans working in visual media who demonstrate financial need. The Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development defines an emerging artist as someone in the early years of their artistic practice/career. They must have produced a small body of work and they may have achieved some local recognition or limited public exhibition experience. Applicants must be at least 17 years old and no more than 40 years old at the time of application.

Applicants must be living in the geographic area served by the CFKA, namely: Loyalist Township, City of Kingston, Township of South Frontenac, Township of Central Frontenac, Township of North Frontenac, and Township of Frontenac Islands.

Pre-Application Information
Applications are due Monday, 23 October 2023 by 11:59 PM EST.

The announcement of the grant recipient will take place in December 2023.

The KAC is committed to providing accessible services. Deaf persons and persons with disabilities who require accommodation (e.g. assistance, alternate formats) are encouraged to contact the KAC as soon as possible.

Number of Grants
This grant is awarded annually to one individual.

Estimated Size of Grant

Term of Contract
Projects may be ongoing (for example, the grant was put towards a multi-year education commitment).

Contact Information
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If you have any questions or require information in an alternate format, please contact:
Violet Tang
Grants and Programs Coordinator
Kingston Arts Council

Kingston Arts Council
The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning, Unit 115
370 King Street West, K7L 2X4

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