Category Archives: awards

Int’l Call For Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants, ongoing

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation logo
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant is one of the most prestigious grants available to emerging figurative artists and is available to students and artists around the world.

First grants are in the amount of CAD $15,000 each. Subsequent grants are in the amount of CAD $18,000.


The Foundation welcomes applications throught the year; there is no deadline for filing an application.


Long List: Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize

The Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize Committee created a long list of five candidates for the 2014 Award that will be given out on June 19th at 7:30pm during a short ceremony at Visual Arts Alberta Gallery (10215 112 Street NW, Edmonton). The winner will receive $10,000.

The five Greater Edmonton area artists long listed in alphabetical order are (nominating galleries follow in parenthesis):

Allen Ball (MCPAG, Stony Plain)
Sean Caulfield + Royden Mills (Strathcona County Gallery @ 501, Sherwood Park)
Brenda Draney, (Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton)
Clay Ellis, (Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton)
Gary James Joynes (DC3, Edmonton)

A short list composed of the top three candidates will come out on May 22nd or 23rd. This year the two candidates on the short list will receive a $500.00 award for being shortlisted. The winner of the Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize will receive $10,000.

This prize is the result of a partnership between the Edmonton Community Foundation, the Edmonton Arts Council and Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC. The Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize committee would like to congratulate the artists long listed along with the institutions that nominated them. We would also like to thank all the artists that did not make the long list this year. Clearly the greater Edmonton region has many talented artists.

National Residency Award, Prince Edward County, ON


So many artists are trying to fit their practice into the hours outside of their day job. Many are setting up “studios” on their living room floors or dining room tables. At Spark Box we offer artists time and space to focus on their work in an encouraging and supportive environment.

Imagine one full month to get a new project off the ground. One full month to think only about creating your work. One full month without distractions.

This is what Spark Box is offering to artists living and working in Canada: one full month at the Spark Box Studio Residency where you will be given a studio space and living space for FREE.

This residency opportunity is a unique way for established and emerging artists to cultivate new ideas, access a rich library of arts resources, and focus on their career.

For more information and the online application visit our website:

Art Grants for Youth: St. Albert

Art Grants for Youth: St. Albert

Young Artist Legacy Award Poster

The City of St. Albert has introduced a new grant program for young adults aged 13 – 21 years old involved in the arts in St. Albert. The grant offers financial assistance to young aspiring artists by providing funding for:
• Education and/or professional development opportunities or travel assistance to showcase events and/or conferences.
• Highlights of the grant program are:
• Applications will be received in April of each year.
• Preference will be given to new applicants.
• Grants will be awarded by Council in May of each year.
• Individual applicants can apply for up to $500 and group applicants can qualify for up to $1000 in grant.
• The number and amount of grants awarded will be determined by the committee on an annual basis.

For more information and to print out the forms to apply for the grant please visit or Tamsin at 780.459-1713.


The purpose of the Foundation is to aid artists in the early stages of their careers. Awards are limited to candidates working in the following: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture. Work must be representational. The Charter of the Foundation precludes the consideration of non-objective art.

Applicants must have started or completed art school training or must demonstrate, through past work and future plans, a commitment to making art a lifetime career.  Grant amount: CAN$12,500.   Interested candidates please write, call or e-mail us:

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
1814 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1
Montreal, Québec H3H 1E4 CANADA
Tel: 514-937-9225 | Fax: 514-937-0141