Artist Call: 2015 Kwi Am Choi Exhibition Scholarship


2015 Kwi Am Choi Scholarship
In 2007 the family of talented artist Kwi Am Choi endowed the Port Moody Arts Centre Society (PMACS) with funds to create the Kwi Am Choi Scholarship Fund. The fund was established to provide encouragement and support to emerging artists between the ages of 15 and 30. The objectives of the fund are to further the skills and experiences of student artists, to expand their artistic careers, and to enable them to better promote their work. This is to be done by covering the costs of mounting a solo exhibition of their work at the Port Moody Arts Centre. The amount of the scholarship will be $2000.

If you wish to apply and you meet all of the criteria listed below, please complete the attached application form and submit it with an exhibition proposal for the Port Moody Arts Centre (PMAC) in May 2016. Only solo artists are eligible for this award.

The criteria:
At the time of application the artist must be:

  • between 15 and 30 years of age;
    enrolled in Fine Art programs in either a secondary school or a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • considered to be an emerging artist (i.e., in the first few years of their professional development and not currently making their entire living from their artwork).
  • a resident of British Columbia.

Note: Current PMAC staff, instructors, sitting board members or their immediate family are not eligible to apply.

What the funds may be used for (to be determined by the PMAC in consultation with the artist:
Artist’s costs of mounting an Exhibition for May 2016 at the Port Moody Arts Centre. These costs may include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of the art works, including framing.
  • Transportation costs for artwork.
  • Advertising and marketing costs for an exhibition.
  • Opening reception, gallery fees and related administrative costs.

In the event that there are funds remaining after payment of the above, they will be paid to the artist as an artist fee.

How we will respond:
On receiving your application, we will contact you and establish an ongoing conversation about your project. We want you to succeed, and we will do what we can to help you. The deadline is November 30, 2015. Final reviews and selection takes place within two weeks of the deadline and a recipient will be notified by December 15,2015.

To apply please click the following link and fill out the application form on our website.



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