Art scholarship announced - 5th time the Art in Action people have done this.

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May 3rd, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

Updated on May 4th, 2018

Art in Action – that opportunity people have to tour close to a dozen studios around the city each fall has announced that they are once again offering a graduating Burlington High School student a scholarship in 2018. This year’s scholarship is in memory of one of our long-standing artists that passed away this year.

Edward Robin Hoyer was a true artistic spirit that welcomed life with his arms wide open. He will be truly missed on this year’s tour.

The applying student must be graduating from a Burlington High School in the school year 2018, and is intending to pursue a future career in the Arts, studying at the post secondary level in an arts focused program. The jurors are looking for originality, creativity, concept and execution.

The scholarship has a minimum value of $1000.00 to be awarded to the most deserving student and is to be awarded at the school’s commencement ceremonies. The student is invited to participate in the gallery exhibit, the Burlington Studio Tour and will receive media attention.

Tom Sara Art in Action winner 2014

Sarah Tom Art in Action winner 2014

Emma - Art in Action scholarship winner

Emma Roberts, Art in Action -2016 winner

In 2012, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Art in Action we initiated an annual scholarship to encourage young artists in Burlington pursuing a post secondary education in the fine arts. We were able to offer 2 scholarships of $1000.00 each to two Burlington students. From 2013 – 2017 we presented one Scholarship of $1 – 1,500.00 to a talented student.

The  2012 scholarship winner was both Olivia Hashka and Jessica Gneth; in 2013 was Michelle Nguyen was the scholarship winner and Annie Mason won in 2015

Art in Action is an organization that assists artists towards becoming entrepreneurs, by encouraging a social community for artists within Burlington. As well, Art in Action provides exposure for the artists within the Burlington community. Art in Action organizes and promotes a weekend Burlington Studio Tour on the first weekend of November, where juried participants showcase their work to the public in their own studio locations.

This self-guided tour is free for the public to come and enjoy. Other events include a gallery exhibit with work from all the artists in early fall. For more information check out our community sponsors and our artists at www.artinaction.ca

For more information about this scholarship contact your high school’s guidance counselor or contact, Darlene Throop, scholarship coordinator, for Art in Action at darlene.throop@gmail.com. All applications must be post marked by May 15th, 2018. All students, their Principals and Heads of Guidance will be notified by June 30th, 2018.

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