Edward Burtynsky, photographer
Edward Burtynsky is one of Canada’s renowned living photographers. His imagery explores the intricate link between industry and nature, combining the elements of industrial activity upon our planet into eloquent, highly expressive visions that find beauty and humanity in the most unlikely of places. His work has drawn attention to the world’s environmental challenges through a completely original lens.
As New York Times art critic Jonathan Blaustein wrote: “Regardless of the photographs’ impact and the unpleasant realities they reveal, the pictures themselves are undeniably beautiful. Mr. Burtynsky is masterly in his use of aesthetics and in his manipulation of the viewer’s expectations.”
– Peter Herrndorf, President and CEO, National Arts Centre
Join us this week for a free digital photography workshop and outdoor group photography at The Canadian Arts and Sciences Academy. Date: Friday April 22nd Starts: 4:00 PM Ends 7:00 PM Place: #590-1199 West Pender Street Registration: Comment on our Facebook post on CASA Photography Club we’d love to hear from you
Sincerely, CASA Team
BC Arts Council – Scholarship Awards
The aim of the BC Arts Council Scholarship Program is to support the development of B.C.’s future professional artists by assisting with pre-professional training of outstanding B.C. students of the arts. Successful applicants in this program can be found on stages and in galleries the world over.
The Scholarship Program, the oldest program of Council, provides funding of up to $6,000 per year to outstanding arts students studying at the post-secondary level. B.C. residents attending full-time studies in a fine-arts diploma or degree program at a recognized college, university, institution or academy, in any country, are eligible to apply. Half-day high school dance programs may also be eligible.
This is a highly competitive, adjudicated process, and successful applicants will be assessed on their portfolio as well as the rest of their application. Recognized disciplines include arts administration, community-based arts practice, museology, conservation, dance, media arts, theatre, music, curatorial practice, and visual art.
Application Deadline: April 30
Note: if the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.BC
Operating Assistance – Arts Periodicals
Originally introduced as the Streamlined Operating Assistance Program in 2015 for the majority of Council’s program disciplines, the revised Operating Assistance Program is being launched in 2016 for Arts Periodicals. Arts Periodicals will now apply for support for two projected years of activities instead of one.
Federal Budget: Renewing Investment in the Arts
The Canada Council on today’s federal budget announcement
Ottawa, March 22, 2016 – The Canada Council for the Arts welcomes the Government of Canada’s announcement today of an unprecedented commitment to Canadian arts and culture.
This once-in-a-generation reinvestment permeates beyond the walls of the Canada Council. It is a resounding acknowledgement that arts and culture function today as a robust social infrastructure in Canada.