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.

Applications are now open for the Canadian Women Artists’ Award, a $5,000 award designed to provide financial support to an emerging or early career woman artist working in any discipline. The award, which the recipient can use in any manner they deem necessary to further their artistic goals, is supported by funding granted to The New York Foundation for the Arts (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 State, 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. The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST. NYFA will announce the award winner on August 27, 2019.

Composer and musician Anna Webber was named the first-ever recipient of the Canadian Women Artists’ Award in 2017. Webber, a British Columbia-born, Brooklyn-based composer, flutist, and saxophonist, recently celebrated the release of her album Clockwise. New York City-based Filmmaker Émilie Martel was the 2018 recipient of the Canadian Women Artists’ Award. Quimsacocha, a short film Martel directed and produced, will be screened at the American Documentary Film Festival this spring.

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Image: Hector Vargas, Isla de los Monos, Ecuador, Uproot documentary, 2017, directed by Émilie Martel, cinematography by Charlotte Kauffman, produced by Laurence Mathieu-Leger and Ebyan Bihi

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