Jane Graham was a much-loved and respected visual artist living and working in the Guelph area for many years prior to her untimely death early in 2005. Donations to Guelph Arts Council in her memory made possible the creation of the Guelph Arts Council Jane Graham Memorial Fund at The Guelph Community Foundation.
With funds generated annually and granted to Guelph Arts Council from The Guelph Community Foundation, Guelph Arts Council annually offers an award for a visual artist(s) to pursue professional development opportunities that will contribute to individual personal artistic growth.
Who is Eligible
Any visual artist residing and actively practising in Guelph or Wellington County and who can demonstrate a commitment to professional artistic development is eligible to apply. Guelph Arts Council Board and staff and members of their immediate families are ineligible.
What is Eligible
Any course, conference, apprenticeship, field trip, or other professional development learning experience that can be shown to contribute to the personal artistic growth of the applicant artist and that will be pursued after January 1, 2019.
Click here to view a list of past recipients and the opportunities that were funded by the Guelph Arts Council Jane Graham Memorial Award.
Amount of Award
The amount of the award will vary each year, depending on income earned by the Jane Graham Memorial Fund at The Guelph Community Foundation. The amount will be published as far in advance of the application deadline as possible. For 2018, $500 or more may be available for awarding to one or more applicants, at the jury’s discretion.
How the Award will be Determined
Each year, Guelph Arts Council will appoint an award jury consisting of one or more local visual artists, one representative from Guelph Arts Council, one representative from The Guelph Community Foundation, if available, and one representative from the Graham family, if the family so desires.
How to Apply
Applicants must complete the required application form available in two versions: (i) online form or (ii) paper form, both of which can be accessed from the guelpharts.ca website (under Resources). Paper forms are also available from the Guelph Arts Council office. Artistic support materials are not required.
Deadline for Application
Applications must be received by Monday, October 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm for paper applications and 11:59 pm for online applications. Decisions will be made and awards announced in the fall of 2018.
Guelph Arts Council
10C Shared Space, 42 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3A2
Phone: 519-836-3280 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://guelpharts.ca/artist-opportunities/gac-awards-bursaries