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Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development

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

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Community Foundation for Kingston and Area (CFKA) and Kingston Arts Council (KAC)

Deadline Date:

10/20/21 5:00 PM EST


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Grant of up to $2,500 to an Ontario artist or artisan in eligible locations 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 postsecondary studies in an arts program, enrollment 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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152879

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This grant is awarded annually to one individual.

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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 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. Artists must be under 40 years old at the time of application.

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

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, October 20, 2021, by 5:00 pm EST.

Awards will be announced in December 2021.

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.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Direct questions to Felix Lee, Grants Coordinator, at the email address above or call 613-546-2787.

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Canada: Ontario: Kingston area, including the City as well as the Townships of Loyalist, South Frontenac, Central Frontenac, North Frontenac, and Frontenac Islands.;

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