Applications Open for EC3’s Bierk Art Fund Bursary Program for Post-Secondary Studies in the Visual Arts
The Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is pleased to once again be offering the Bierk Art Fund Bursary Program for Post-Secondary Studies in the Visual Arts. This bursary is open to Peterborough high school students completing Grade 12 in 2021, who plan to undertake post-secondary studies in the visual arts during the 2021-2022 academic year. It is made possible with support from the Bierk Art Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough.
The Bierk Art Fund Bursary Program will provide two bursaries of $1,000.00 each to graduating high school students in the City or County of Peterborough whose work demonstrates great promise (artistic merit) and who have a serious commitment to pursuing further studies at the post-secondary level in the visual arts. Students will have the opportunity to present their work (including but not limited to portfolios) to a virtual jury panel comprised of arts professionals. The two successful candidates will be announced virtually immediately and celebrated at this year’s Peterborough Arts Awards.
Applicants will receive a confirmation email from EC3’s Assistant Program Coordinator Dorothea Hines with a designated appointment time and Zoom link to meet with the jury panel for a Portfolio Review during the last week of May. Appointments are 30 minutes in length. The jury will choose two winners after meeting with all of the applicants. All applicants will be assessed on the same criteria. Winners will be announced on Monday, May 31, 2021.
Find the full Program Guidelines HERE.
EC3 will also be running informal virtual portfolio workshops on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, and Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:30pm on Zoom. We will talk about portfolio creation, portfolio review prep, and answer any of your questions about the application process. Additional portfolio workshops can be scheduled on demand.
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For Bierk Art Fund Bursary program information
Assistant Program Coordinator