The 2016 Scholarship and Grants Reception at YVR
Photo: Ann Cameron
The Vancouver Airport Art Foundation supports BC and Yukon First Nations’ art and artists in several ways. It awards scholarships to young artists, and, in a separate program, to mid-career artists. Travel grants, “Masterpiece Study”, are awarded to artists who plan to study the visual history of their culture in the collections of various museums. A new program for high school age young people supports the recipients’ self-directed work in the visual arts.
In late May, the YVR Airport hosts an event which gathers the recipients, their mentors and families, and donors to the programs, to celebrate the achievements of the recipients. For the names of the 2017 recipients, see http://www.yvraf.com