Student Art Bursary Applications
* Applications for 2017 are now closed.
Look for the 2018 Student Art Bursaries Application in the spring of 2018.
Arts Whistler is dedicated to making the arts accessible to all children and youth in our community. A modest bursary program is available to a student in any grade from schools in Whistler, Pemberton, or Mt. Currie. The full list of approved schools can be found below. 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 or the student is attending
Bursaries are available for courses or camps which take place at any time of year, but are juried annually each May.
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