Brucebo Fine Art Scholarships for Canadian Artist. the Brucebo F Art Scholarship Foundation of Gotland, Sweden (BFAS) has offered a fine art residency/scholarship to a younger, talented Canadian artist, traditionally a painter, providing an inspiring study/work stay in northern Europe on the island of Gotland, located in the Baltic Sea. Let's dive in to the full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | Sjalso, Gotland, Sweden
Level: study/work stay
Deadline: JANUARY 31, 2014
Funded By: the Brucebo Fine Art Scholarship Foundation of Gotland, Sweden (BFAS)
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Brucebo F Art Scholarships are targeted for Canadian artists.
‣ Award No: Not Specified.
‣ Scholarship Duration: 3 months for residency, variable for travel scholarship
‣ Scholarship covers: Costs & Support: $25 CAD application fee. Scholarship value for selected artists: SEK 30 000 (approx. $4750 CAD).
‣ Since 1972, the Brucebo Fine Art Scholarship Foundation of Gotland, Sweden (BFAS) has offered a fine art residency/scholarship to a younger, talented Canadian artist, traditionally a painter, providing an inspiring study/work stay in northern Europe on the island of Gotland, located in the Baltic Sea.
‣ The BFAS fine art scholarships hark back to the post-impressionist era in Europe.
‣ Two young artists, Caroline Benedicks of Sweden and William Blair Bruce of Hamilton, Canada, meet in Paris, marry and after many years on the European continent, settle on historic Gotland Island, a Swedish outpost approximately equidistant between the Swedish mainland and the Baltic state of Latvia.
‣ With the untimely death of William in 1906 and that of Caroline in 1935, the estate, in the early 70’s, created the Brucebo Fine Art (Scholarship) Foundation, an organization promoting island-based cultural history and fine art.
‣ To commemorate the unique Swedish-Canadian link of Caroline’s and William’s marriage and impressive artistry, two annual fine art scholarships for younger, professional Canadian artists were established : The Brucebo Fine Art Summer Residency Scholarship and The William Blair Bruce European Fine Art Travel Scholarship.
‣ The Brucebo Fine Art Summer Residency Scholarship funds a three month working residency – starting June 1, 2014 – at the Brucebo studio cottage in the Själsö fishing village, 7 km north of of Visby in Gotland, Sweden.
‣ The scholarship covers travel expenses Canada – Gotland (return), the use of the studio cottage, a monthly food stipend plus a small equipment grant. Total approximate value : SEK 30.000.
‣ The William Blair Bruce Travel Scholarship finances a European research sejour, to be undertaken within the next year.
‣ The tour is based on an approved Fine Art-related investigative project. Total value: SEK 30.000. As a final part of the ‘Bruce Travel’ the recipient must visit Visby via Stockholm. While in Visby, she/he will give a public lecture sponsored by the Foundation on the investigative theme pursued during her/his recent European travel.
Scholarship eligibility: Canadian artists (preference given to emerging artists)
‣ Apply by email.
‣ Download the application form here: http://bruceboscholarships.com/index.php/application
‣ Email complete application package to Jessica Auer, chair of the Brucebo evaluation committee,
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on: 11:59 pm EST on FRIDAY, JANUARY 31,
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship
‣ For more info on the BFAS Scholarships, Gotland, the studio cottage and the Caroline Benedicks – William Blair Bruce story, visit the BFAS website at :
‣ For more detailed Swedish and Gotland information you may also contact Dr. Jan O. Lundgren, BFAS Liaison Officer in Canada , c/o Geography Dept., McGill University , 805 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal , Que., Canada H3A 2K6; email: firstname.lastname@example.org , fax 514 398-7437; tel: 450 672-6096.
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