Inaugural Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development

At her passing in 2004, Kingston artist Nan Yeomans left a large part of her estate to the Community Foundation of Greater Kingston, intending the proceeds to fund scholarships for promising young artists and artisans. It is due to this act of generosity that Modern Fuel, along with the Community Foundation of Greater Kingston (CFGK) and Nan’s Legacy Project is proud to announce the establishment of The Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development. This annual grant, totaling $2,500 aims to help promising young artists and/or artisans in furthering their education and professional artistic growth, and will be awarded to one successful applicant by a peer jury based on the artistic merit of their work and previous accomplishments, and the eligibility of their proposal.

The deadline for submissions is Monday August 6th 2007. A public award ceremony is to be held in November 2007.

Born 1923 in Petworth Ontario, Yeomans, a child of rural Canada, grew with nature and the love of interpreting it. In her late twenties she enjoyed three summers at Queen’s University Summer School of Fine Arts, where under the guidance of prominent artists, Nan found direction. From then, and for the rest of her 82 years, she stayed busy with her art and always found time to contribute to the community.

This grant is intended to honor Nan’s legacy by supporting individuals whose ambitions incorporate communion with other artists in a focused context, and who display potential for a professional artistic career.

Applications are available for pick up at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre.

For more information about the life and work of Nan Yeomans please visit the Nan Yeoman’s Legacy website: www.nanslegacy.com

For more information, please refer to the following section of the website: Funding Opportunities