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The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

Emerging figurative artists

The Foundation provides financial assistance, by way of grants, to young artists who are pursuing their studies or are in the early or developmental stage of their career, are working in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking, and demonstrate the determination and talent to pursue a lifetime career in their art practice.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible to apply and may not be older than 41 years of age at the time of submitting their application for a first grant. Grants are made directly to the beneficiaries, not through other organizations. First grants are in the amount of CDN$15,000; second and third grants, in the amount of CDN$18,000.

Exclusions: The following activities are not within the mandate of the Foundation and are not eligible for a grant: illustration; graphic design; photography; animation; video art; film; digital art; crafts; decorative arts; any work that uses a photograph or digital image as the principal medium or that is produced using computer software or graphics; and any work or activity that falls primarily into any of the foregoing categories. The Foundation does not provide funding for the pursuit of abstract or non-objective art.

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