Nanaimo Arts Council Awards

The deadline for the 2013 Nanaimo Arts Council Bursary and Achievement Awards is Mar. 15 at 5:30 p.m.

Individuals of all ages and artistic disciplines are encouraged to apply for the awards, which provide funding for tuition, supplies, or equipment to applicants who are looking to continue, or begin, studies in the arts at universities, colleges, or educational workshops.

Applicants must live in the Nanaimo area or plan to participate in courses in the Nanaimo area. Applications require information on the field or discipline of study, planned attendance of educational or workshop facility, specific cost of tuition or supplies, community participation in the arts, future goals concerning artistic endeavours, and two references are able to support the cause of the application. A portfolio containing samples of work related to the application and a bio and short resume are also required.

Applications must be dropped off or mailed to the Nanaimo Arts Council by the deadline. Those shortlisted for the awards will be notified by Monday, Mar. 25, and interviews will be conducted on Monday, Apr. 1. The deadline to submit proof of payment for approved items or tuition in order to receive the awards is Mar. 31, 2014. A reception for the winners will be held at the Gallery at Nanaimo North Town Centre on Thursday, June 13. Previous applicants are not eligible to apply.

Applications must be either dropped off or mailed to the Nanaimo Arts Council, Nanaimo North Town Centre, 259-4750 Rutherford Rd., Nanaimo, B.C., V9T 4K6. Mailed applications must arrive before the deadline. To pick up an application, please visit the Gallery location or contact 250-729-3947 or <>