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Student Art Bursary Applications
Dec 31 all-day
Student Art Bursary Applications

Student Art Bursaries

Arts Whistler is dedicated to making the arts accessible to all children and youth in our community. Our bursary program is available to a student in any grade from schools in Whistler, Pemberton, or Mt. Currie. Bursaries are available for students who wish to further their studies in the visual, performing, literary, or media arts at a credible institution or from a recognized mentor or artist.

Bursaries are typically $100-$200 and can contribute to tuition, accommodation, and travel costs associated with the studies.

Bursary applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Financial need of the applicant student or family. Families who are experiencing financial hardship will be given priority.
  • Previous training or experience and accomplishment in the area of the art the student plans to pursue.
  • Credibility of the mentor artist, institute, school or program the student is attending. 

Student Art Bursaries applications are open year-round and are awarded subject to available funding.

Bursaries are available for courses, workshops or camps which take place at any time of year. Applications will be juried within 30 days of submission. Please submit your application using the form below.

Eligible schools include:

  • Myrtle Philip Community School
  • Spring Creek Community School
  • Whistler Secondary School
  • Whistler Waldorf School
  • Signal Hill Elementary School
  • Pemberton Secondary
  • École La Passerelle Whistler
  • l’École de La Vallée de Pemberton
  • Xit’olacw Community School

Questions? Please email Imogen Osborne, or contact Arts Whistler by phone, 604.935.8410

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Whistler Champion of Arts & Culture Award Nominations
Feb 4 @ 12:00 am

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Whistler Champion of Arts & Culture Award

Nominate someone today

Arts Whistler presents the Whistler Champion of the Arts & Culture Award in partnership with the Whistler Chamber of Commerce Whistler Excellence Awards presented by Blueshore Financial. This award is open to individual artists of all disciplines, volunteers, cultural workers or a business leader or business/organization who has made a significant impact on the growth of arts, culture and heritage in the community of Whistler.

The award recipient is recognized for their support of local arts and heritage events and programs. Support may have been given through sponsorship, volunteerism, professional services or products, marketing or public relations donations or business leadership that demonstrated support for the arts above and beyond the basic commercial benefits. The recipient is nominated by the arts, culture and heritage organizations of Whistler.

Award for Champion of Arts & Culture presented by: Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.

We interview Pat Kelly, President of Whistler Real Estate, on why it It takes awesome partners to make the arts happen. and why he supports our local creative community and sponsors the Champion of Arts & couture Award. Watch the video




Past recipients include:

Congratulations to Ira Pettle, the recipient of the 2019 Whistler Champion of Arts & Culture Award.
Read more about his achievement.

Previous years: Angie Nolan, Todd Lawson – Mountain Life Magazine, Stephen Vogler, Stella Harvey, Joan Richoz, Blue Shore Financial, TD Bank, Whistler Question, Sue Adams, Pique Newsmagazine, Nester’s Market, Rocky Mountain Production Services, Whistler Real Estate Co. Ltd. and Whiski Jack Resorts Ltd.


What are the Whistler Excellence Awards?

The awards celebrate Whistler’s innovators, trailblazers and community cultivators. With over 200 locals together for one night, Whistler’s black tie business and community awards build brands and honour local legends.

Presented by the Whistler Chamber in partnership with the Community Foundation of Whistler, Arts Whistler and the Whistler Centre for Sustainability.  The Awards honour excellence in the areas of service, innovation, sustainability, outstanding leadership in the arts, business and community service.  The Rising Star Award catapults careers for those under 40 on the fast track to success.