Friday, January 20, 2006

Call for submissions — Hnatyshyn Foundation Grants

The Hnatyshyn Foundation increases grant offers to young Canadians
pursuing careers in the performing arts. Now in its second year, the
Foundation's program of Developing Artists Grants will award eight
grants of $10,000 each to assist students in the performing arts with
their training.

2006 grants will be awarded in the fields of classical music (orchestral
instrument), classical voice, classical ballet, jazz and acting
(theatre), contemporary dance, classical music (piano), and acting for
the French theatre. Exceptionally talented young Canadians undertaking
post-secondary studies in these disciplines can be nominated for the
grants by their educational or professional training institutions. The
nominees from across Canada will then be adjudicated by experts in each

"These scholarships will go well beyond the financial assistance they
provide, bringing more awareness to the arts and an understanding of the
depth of Canadian talent and the need to promote it," says Murray
Kilgour, Principal of the School of Alberta Ballet in Calgary. "There is
very little assistance for young dance artists these days, so this is
very good news indeed."

The Hnatyshyn Foundation is a federally registered private charity
established by the late Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn, Canada's
twenty-fourth Governor General. Its goals are to help emerging and newly
established artists in all disciplines with their schooling and
training, and to promote to the Canadian public the importance of the
arts in our society.

Information about the Foundation and the 2006 Developing Artists Grants
program is available on the Foundation's website

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