Ontario Crafts Council
Awards & Scholarships
Submission Deadline: April 8, 2009
Apply for over $17,500
in awards, scholarships and grants.
For over 30 years now OCC has been helping build craft careers through awards of excellence. It’s worth your time to apply; 25% of applicants last year won an award or scholarship. Over 100 scholars have been the beneficiaries of OCC scholarships and over 400 craftspeople have benefited from a grant or award.
This year we have several new and improved awards available that we are very pleased to present; the OCC Volunteer Committee Established Professional Award for $1,500, the OCC Craft Curator Award valued at $1,500 including a 2010 exhibition time slot at the OCC Gallery, the ARTexe Web Marketing Grant for Undergraduates valued at $1,000 and the Digital Chaos/SOS Design Web Marketing Grant valued at $2,500. In addition, we are very happy to announce that the James H. McPherson Award in Woodworking has just been increased to $500.
In addition, a variety of awards & scholarships are now open to both individual application and/or nomination from OCC Members and non-members alike. We encourage you to nominate a student, colleague or member of the community for either the Jean Johnson C.M/ Melanie Egan Award for Curatorial Excellence, the OCC Craft Writing Award or the new OCC Craft Curator Award. Critical discourse on craft along with thoughtfully curated exhibitions raise the profile of craft in the public’s eye, and it is imperative that these members of our community are recognized and congratulated for their efforts.
As always the John Mather Award, recognizing lifetime achievement in support of the craft community remains open to nominations from our Affiliate Members, OCC Board of Directors and Volunteer Committee.
For full award and scholarship descriptions, requirements and to download a copy of the application form, please visit www.craft.on.ca/awards
If you have any questions about this program please contact Katherine McKellar, Special Projects Coordinator, at email@example.com or 416-925-4222 ext.222.
OCC Board of Directors - Call for Nominations
The Ontario Crafts Council invites nominations from the membership for three (3) vacant positions on the Board of Directors. One of the most challenging and rewarding ways of contributing to the craft community is as a member of the Crafts Council's Board of Directors.
To nominate someone, or yourself, please complete the nominations form below, along with a brief letter stating your willingness and eligibility to service, along with a copy of their/your current CV, in confidence to: Janice Warren, Chair of Nominations Committee; firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 1, 2009.
Board Nomination Form
Ontario Crafts Council Gallery
990 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M6J 1H1
Image credit; Margaret Lim, Gillian Batcher, Sara Washbush, Brad Turner, Tara Lynne Franco, Julie Lashcuk, Peggy Mersereau