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. Previous award recipients are not eligible, but previous applicants are encouraged to reapply. 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, 2018.
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 2017, up to $500 is available for awarding 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 (below on this page) or (ii) paper form which can be downloaded and printed by clicking here, or picked up from the Guelph Arts Council office. If you apply on paper, you must submit 6 copies (original + 5 copies – preferably typed) to Guelph Arts Council. Artistic support materials are not required.
Deadline for Application
Applications must be received no later than Friday, October 13, 2017 at 4 p.m. (paper) or Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (online). Decisions will be made and awards announced in the fall of 2017.
Guelph Arts Council
Address: Guelph Arts Council @ 10C Shared Space, Unit 1B - 42 Carden Street, Guelph, ON N1H 3A2