Apply Now | Canadian Women Artists’ Award

Apply Now | Canadian Women Artists’ Award

$5,000 award is supported with funding from the Canadian Women’s Club of New York.

The second cycle of the Canadian Women Artists’ Award is now open, with applications being accepted through Wednesday, May 30 at 11:59 PM EST. The $5,000 award is designed to provide financial support to an emerging or early career artist working in any discipline, and can be used in any manner the recipient deems necessary to further their artistic goals. It is supported by funding granted to NYFA by the Canadian Women’s Club (CWC) of New York as a way to continue its philanthropic work when it disbanded.

The Canadian Women Artists’ Award is open to women Canadian citizens between the ages of 21 and 35 who are living and working in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, including students in bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. All applicants must be able to provide proof of Canadian citizenship and can apply in the following categories: 

●      Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design
●      Choreography
●      Crafts/Sculpture
●      Digital/Electronic Arts
●      Fiction
●      Folk/Traditional Arts
●      Interdisciplinary Work
●      Music/Sound
●      Nonfiction Literature
●      Painting
●      Photography
●      Playwriting/Screenwriting
●      Poetry
●      Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts
●      Video/Film

Full application details are available here. NYFA will announce the award winner by August 31, 2018.

Composer and musician Anna Webber was named the first-ever recipient of the Canadian Women Artists’ Award. Webber, a British Columbia-born, Brooklyn-based composer, flutist, and saxophonist, was selected by a multidisciplinary panel of artists form a pool of 100 applicants. 

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Image: Dana Bell (Fellow in Choreography ’13), A Delicate Balance, film still

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