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2015 National Fresh Voices Artivism Award

The Michaëlle Jean Foundation and the Fresh Voices team have teamed up to launch the first awards to recognize excellence in using the arts to facilitate the integration of refugee, migrant and immigrant youth in Canada.

We are making two $1,000 bursaries available to two young people who have used the arts to significantly improve the quality of life for newcomers in Canada.

The award is part of the Fresh Voices initiative and Michaëlle Jean Foundation’s 4th Wall: Make the Invisible Visible program, with sponsorship support from Telus.

 

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Using Arts to Address Social, Cultural and Economic Issues

The awards support young newcomers, particularly those from vulnerable backgrounds, who want to enhance their skills and capacity to use various artistic and cultural engagement mediums to address social, cultural and economic issues of concern in their communities such as: education and learning, immigration, family, and building bridges and working in solidarity across diverse communities.

To be eligible for the 2015 National Fresh Voices Artivism Award, individuals must:
  • Be an immigrant, migrant or refugee young person residing in Canada
  • Be nominated by a community organization or another individual (at this time we cannot accept self-nominations)
  • Be aged 14-24
  • Demonstrate experience using the arts in his or her newcomer community (“arts” are broadly defined to include all forms of creative and cultural expression).

 

DEADLINE: 4:30pm on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Completed nominations (including additional supporting documents) must be received by 4:30pm PST (1:30 pm EST) on Wednesday September 16th, 2015.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Vancouver Foundation staff at 1-604-688-2204 or email: freshvoices@vancouverfoundation.ca

 

Download the nomination package

2015 National Fresh Voices Artivism Award – Eligibility  [English]

2015 National Fresh Voices Artivism Award – Eligibility  [French]

 

2015 National Fresh Voices Artivism Award – Nomination Form  [English]

2015 National Fresh Voices Artivism Award – Nomination Form  [French]

 

2015 National Fresh Voices Artivism Award – Terms and conditions  [English]

2015 National Fresh Voices Artivism Award – Terms and conditions  [French]

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