Want to Study Art Next Year? Applications Open of EC3’s 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 2022, who plan to undertake post-secondary studies at a provincially accredited institution in the visual arts during the 2022-23 academic year, and is made possible with support from the Bierk Art Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough. This is the fourth time EC3 has provided this program of support for young artists.
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 (including Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations) 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 present their work (including, but not limited to portfolios) to a jury panel comprised of arts professionals. The two successful candidates will be announced immediately and celebrated at this year’s Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts at the Peterborough Arts Awards on September 30, 2022.
Applicants will receive a confirmation email from EC3’s Program Coordinator Gabe Pollock, with a designated appointment time and Zoom link to meet with the jury panel for a Portfolio Review during the week of May 30 to June 5. 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 Tuesday, June 7.
Want to learn more about portfolios, and how the jury process works? EC3 will be running an informal workshop about the Bierk Art Fund Bursary Program on Thursday, May 19 from 7:00 to 8:30pm on Zoom. We will discuss portfolio creation, how to prepare for a portfolio review and answer any of your questions about the application process.
The Bierk Art Bursary Fund was made possible through generous donations provided by the public to honour the lives and contributions to the arts made by Liz and David Bierk. Our sincere thanks to all of those who contributed, and to the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough and the Art Gallery of Peterborough for their partnership in making these bursaries possible.
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Su Ditta and the EC3 Board and staff