The Fallis Scholarship for the Arts
Durham Art Gallery is now accepting applications for the Fallis Scholarship for the Arts. Durham Art Gallery established the scholarship out of a desire to cultivate art and artists throughout so-called Grey Bruce. Now in its third year, this $3,000 scholarship aims to support the Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and those living in what is now known as the Bruce and Grey Counties, by assisting a young local artist in their post-secondary school dreams, by alleviating some of their financial burdens through a scholarship award.
Durham Art Gallery encourages you apply! Applicants must be from Grey Bruce and have been accepted or are enrolled in an arts program at a post-secondary institution. The program may be at a college, university or a recognized art academy.
Emily Kewageshig is the 2020 recipient of the Fallis Scholarship for the Arts. Emily is entering her last year at OCAD University. Durham Art Gallery is proud to support artists at this stage of their career.
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