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Fallis Family Scholarship for the Arts

Applications Currently Closed


The Fallis Scholarship for the Arts was created by the Durham Art Gallery with the aim of fostering art and nurturing artists in the regions of Grey and Bruce Counties.

Through this scholarship program, the Durham Art Gallery has commited to providing support to youth artists from Indigenous, Black, and People of Color (IBPOC) backgrounds.


  • Applicants must have been accepted or enrolled in an arts program at a recognized post-secondary institution.

  • The applicant must be a resident of the Grey-Bruce region.

  •  The scholarship may not be awarded more than once to any applicant.


  1. 3 digital images of the applicant’s original artwork (*see Image directions below)

  2. A 250-word artistic statement

  3. A copy of an acceptance letter and proof of enrolment in a fine-arts program at a post-secondary institution

  4. A current CV (a resume highlighting artistic experience)

  5. A letter of reference

  6. A completed application form, (including image list)


Application packages must be sent to with the subject line: “Fallis Scholarship Application”.



painting from Emily Kewageshig's public billboard exhibition; Don't Let me be Lonely

Emily Kewageshig is the 2020 recipient of the Fallis Scholarship for the Arts. Durham Art Gallery is proud to support artists in the early stages of  their careers.

Emily responded to the news:  

I am very honoured to be the recipient of this year’s Fallis scholarship, as I have been working extremely hard in both my studies and my own personal art practice. This scholarship is a message of encouragement, acknowledging that the work that I am doing is being recognized. I am heading into my final year of studies at OCAD University in the Indigenous Visual Culture program, hoping to graduate in 2021. I am incredibly grateful for this support as it will allow me to purchase higher quality art materials, and will give me an overall sense of financial stability and security while in school this year. I would like to say chi-miigwetch (thank you) to the Durham Art Gallery for providing me with this opportunity.


2020 Recipient Emily Kewageshig

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