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Nan Yeomans' Grant for Artistic Development aims to help promising
young artists and/or artisans in furthering their education and
professional artistic growth. This grant, totaling $2,500 in value
will be awarded
to one successful applicant by a peer jury based on the artistic
merit of their work and previous accomplishments, and the eligibility
proposal. Grant monies are intended to be put towards focused
training or guided creation. A public award ceremony will be held in
with the recipient and representatives of Nan’s Legacy
Project, the Community Foundation of Greater Kingston, and Kingston
in attendance. This grant will be awarded annually.
Yeomans was an artist who lived most of her adult
life in Kingston, until her passing in 2004. Born 1923 in Petworth,
she was a
child of rural Canada, growing with nature and the love of
interpreting it. Nan had a sense of duty and was unafraid of
hard work and
diligence. In her late twenties she enjoyed three summers at
Summer School of Fine Arts, where under the guidance of prominent
artists, Nan found direction. With the example of her mentors
and the companionship
of colleagues, she realized she was not alone in her drive
to create. From then and for the rest of her 82 years she stayed
busy with her art
and her other responsibilities, but always found time to contribute
to community. Nan lived a full artistic life with no aspirations
nor fortune. Eventually, she left those that had known her
with a profound sense of respect and love for the small woman
who lived a life of gentle
strength in character and constant creation. This grant is
intended to honor Nan’s legacy by supporting individuals
whose ambitions incorporate communion with other artists in
a focused context,
and who display potential
for a professional artistic career.
This grant is open to all emerging artists and artisans between 17-
40 years of age, in the early years of their professional careers.
Yeomans' Grant defines an “emerging” artist and
artisan as one who has specialized training in his or her field
necessarily gained in an academic institution), who is at an
early stage in his or
her career, and who has created a modest independent body of
• All applicants must be living in the Greater Kingston area, defined by
the Community Foundation of Greater Kingston as Loyalist, Frontenac,
Pittsburgh and Prince Edward counties.
• Only artists working in visual media may apply. This includes all 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 film-making.
• Eligible uses of the grant include: funding post secondary 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
the applicant to work closely with other artists of similar
or advanced skill level.
HOW TO APPLY
Application forms are available for pick-up at the Kingston Arts Council
, 253 Ontario Street, Kingston, 613-546-2787, and may be downloaded
as a pdf by clicking
All applications must be received by Tuesday
September 15 2009 by 5:00pm, delivered or mailed to Kingston
Arts Council, PO Box 1005, Kingston K7L 4X8.
In addition to the application form the following materials are required:
1. An artist statement and bio (CVs are welcomed but not required).
2. Up to 10 images on CD of recent work. Images should be jpgs
(minimum dpi 150, 1024x768 pixels maximum image size).
3. A corresponding numbered image list indicating the title, year,
size and medium of each image.
4. An explanation of how the grant money would be used if awarded.
5. Three letters of reference from individuals who know the applicant
in a relevant professional context and are familiar with their
artistic work (teachers/instructors, established artists, curators,
etc.). Contact information should be included for all references.
6. Support material package may also include print or promotional
materials such as publications, newspaper, or magazine articles.
you have any questions about the Nan Yeomans Grant, please contact
the Kingston Arts