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ArtSmart Bursary 2017

Eligibility Requirements:

Be a graduating high school student in Fernie graduating from Fernie High School, Fernie Academy or home school program who is continuing their education at a post secondary level who plans to embrace the arts in their studies.

  • Bursary paid out upon submission of official enrolment of the post secondary institution.
  • Students can defer up to 18 months otherwise the bursary must be returned.

Submission requirements:

  • One page letter from student addressing what motivates their art and how they plan to embrace art in their post secondary studies.
  • Submission of a portfolio of work relevant to the art studies the student is continuing. Submissions accepted in person at The Arts Station during hours Mon-Fri 10-3pm or via email to info@theartsstation.com
  • Submission deadline is May 30th at 2pm.
  • Late entries will not be considered for the bursary.

Adjudication information:

  • Juried by Arts Station ArtSmart Committee
  • One student will be awarded
  • Present the bursary at the winner’s graduation ceremony


  • Encourage young Fernie residents to pursue the arts at post secondary level and continue their studies.




This call to artists is for the upcoming Fernie Artography exhibit at the Fernie Museum, the third of four exhibits being presented as part of the Canada 150 Cultural Series by the Fernie Museum and the Fernie Arts Station. Fernie Artography explores the human and natural landscapes in and around Fernie that help define the psyche of who we are as a community, including buildings, abandoned buildings, streetscapes, cultural landscapes, landscapes (your backyard, garden, community parks, paths/trails, etc), and natural landscapes (mountain vistas, rivers, forests, and valleys).

The exhibit is being broken down into six main themes:

 Buildings and streetscapes

 Abandoned buildings – places left to nature to slowly take over

 Human landscapes – gardens, parks, etc

 Island Lake, Mount Fernie Provincial Park, Old Growth Forest

 Mountainscapes

 Elk River

Works in all media will be accepted. Please forward photo of work(s) with a short description of the work to director@ferniemuseum.com by May 30, 2017. For inclusion into the exhibit, artists will need to submit a bio of up to 200 words, along with a short statement of up to 200 words for each work submitted which outlines the significance of “the place” illustrated in the work to the artist.


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British Columbia Arts Council The City of Fernie Columbia Basin Trust Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance The Fernie Fix Park Place Lodge