Festival Place Cultural Arts Foundation Scholarships

The Iris Evans Scholarship for the Performing Arts is sponsored by the Festival Place Cultural Arts Foundation (FPCAF).

“Most Likely to Become a Professional Performing Artist”

This scholarship seeks to recognize and assist deserving Strathcona County amateur* music and speech arts students, who are likely to become professional performing artists.

Overview:

  1. The Festival Place Cultural Arts Foundation sponsors this scholarship.
  2. The Scholarship will be available to solo candidates who perform in The Sherwood Park Music Festival, in at least 1 other solo class as well as this scholarship competition and will be available once per festival year.
  3. The scholarship value is $1,000.00.
  4. The Festival Place Cultural Arts Foundation Scholarship committee will select the candidates, based on their application.
  5. The winner will be adjudicator chosen. The adjudicators’ decision is final.
  6. The scholarship will be awarded at The Sherwood Park Music Festival Grand Concert and Awards Ceremony to the winner who is deemed to be, “Most Likely to Become a Professional Performing Artist.”
  7. A maximum of 5 candidates will be selected to compete.

Eligibility:

  1. Entrant, or parent, primary address must be in the County of Strathcona.
  2. Must be between the ages of 15-21, as of December 31, 2019.
  3. Previous winners of this scholarship are ineligible.

Class Regulations:

  1. Competitors selection must be performed in the same discipline**
  2. Competitors may perform original compositions in their discipline.
  3. A performance maximum time limit of 25 minutes from the first note played to the end of the last note played, applies. Or for speech candidates, 25 minutes from the time of the first word spoken to the end of the last word spoken.
  4. The winner will be chosen by a panel of adjudicators representing each discipline that is performed
  5. There will be brief comments by the adjudicators after all performances are completed.
  6. Entry fee: $115.00 ($50 will be refunded after performance.)

Definitions:

*amateur – A person whose principal means of livelihood is not obtained from the performance of music in the particular discipline in which he or she is competing. This stipulation does not, however, preclude such a person having occasionally received remuneration for musical services rendered, even in the area in which he or she is competing.

**vocal and musical theatre are different disciplines

APPLICATION: PART 1:  APPLICATION TO THE FESTIVAL PLACE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION

1. Provide a 500-word essay detailing the discipline area the student is in, what awards he/she has previously won (if any), what the funds will be used for, why he/she is interested in the arts, what his/her career aspirations are etc.

2. Provide ONE letter of recommendation (maximum one page), from the respective discipline teacher. The recommendation should include the length of time that the teacher has known the student; notes about his/her character, commitment to cultural arts, or other relevant information as to why this student should receive this scholarship.
3. The completed attached application form must be scanned and e-mailed to contact@fpcaf.ca
4. DO NOT submit payment. Successful candidates’ payment is submitted when registering, on line, with The Sherwood Park Music Festival.

Completed application must be received on or before
12:00 noon on Friday February 1, 2019
NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

Successful Candidates will be notified by phone or e-mail, by the FPCAF,
no later than Tuesday February 5, 2019.
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UPON NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE, CANDIDATES WILL PROCEED
TO PART 2 OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Completed application forms might be mailed to:

Festival Place Cultural Arts Foundation
100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta
T8A 5T2