Mental Health Fine Arts Bursary (FAB) Award

For post-secondary fine arts students with lived experience of mental illness

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Application deadline: July 9, 2017

Education in the fine arts is important to overall well-being, especially for those with a special talent for fine arts. The Mental Health Fine Arts Bursary (FAB) Award provides support for individuals who may not be able to obtain the funds needed to support their studies because of challenges related to mental illness. The FAB Award also recognizes the efforts of individuals who can use their skills in the fine arts to support those experiencing mental illness.

Eligibility Criteria
To qualify for the $1,000 FAB Award, the applicant must:
• Be at least 18 years of age
• Be accepted to, or enrolled in, their first, second, or third year of study in the fine arts (e.g., drama, music, art, creative writing) at a recognized post-secondary institution in BC (includes distance education)
• Have lived in BC at least one year prior to the start of classes
• Have experienced mental illness and accessed therapeutic support/mental health services
• Have demonstrated financial need
• Provide a statement of intent
• Provide two references

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