Elizabeth greenshields foundation award

DEFINITION

Charles G. Greenshields of Montreal established The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation in 1955, in memory of his mother. The foundation aids worthy artists who need further training or other assistance during the early stages of their careers. Awards are limited to candidates working in painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Work must be representational or figurative ??? abstract or non-representational art is precluded by the terms of the Foundation's Charter. The Foundation will also not accept applications from commercial artists, photographers, video artists, filmmakers, craftmakers, or any artist whose work falls primarily into these categories. To be eligible for a grant, candidates are required to have already started or completed training in an established school of art and/or demonstrate, through past work and future plans, a commitment to making art a lifetime career. Each grant is $12,500 (Canadian). The Foundation welcomes applications throughout the year; applicants from any country are welcome, and there is no deadline for sending the application form. Previous awardees include Tib Beament, Steven Assael and Esther Wertheimer. Sources: The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation ??? http://www.elizabethgreenshieldsfoundation.org/main.html; and VSA ??? http://www.vsarts.org/x1805.xml. Prepared and contributed by M.D. Silverbrooke.

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