YVRAF, in collaboration with corporate sponsors, offers an art scholarship to Aboriginal youth 25 years of age and younger residing in BC. This scholarship is awarded on an annual basis for youth who wish to develop their artistic potential in traditional Northwest Coast Aboriginal art.
The award recipient must be:
*Of First Nations decent.
*A Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art student
*Reside in British Columbia
*Demonstrate potential in visual arts in the NW Coast style
*Be able to create projects that are suitable for display in public buildings
*Be willing to exhibit their award winning artwork at the Vancouver International Airport for a period of one year
*Identify and work with a mentor to facilitate the ongoing learning process
*Attend the formal awards ceremony in Vancouver during May at the expense of the YVR Foundation.