Deadline: March 1 annually
Grant Amount: $5000
The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, and from people with disabilities.
Please refer to the complete Award Guidelines.
A bequest from the estate of the late John B.C. Watkins, the J.B.C. Watkins Awards provides fellowships of $5,000 to professional Canadian artists in theatre, visual arts (architecture only) and music who are pursuing graduate studies in any country other than Canada, and who are graduates of a Canadian university, postsecondary art institution or training school. Postgraduate schools include postsecondary institutions or training schools, whether or not these are degree-granting institutions.
1 March, 2014
If a deadline date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, it moves to the next business day.
By application only
In the field of architecture, candidates must apply to be considered for the award.Note that meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee that you will receive the prize.
To apply, you must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You do not need to be living in Canada when you apply.
You must also be an architecture graduate of a Canadian university, postsecondary art institution or training school.
For theatre and music, winners of this prize are selected from applicants to the Grants to Professional Artists programs, which have their own guidelines and forms:
Visual Arts Section
Canada Council for the Arts
1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 5270