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 Sub-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. The winner will perform at The Sherwood Park Music Festival Grand Concert and Awards Ceremony in April 2019 (date to be determined).
  8. 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 15-28, as of December 31, 2018.
  3. Repertoire selections must meet requirements found in The Sherwood Park Music Festival Syllabus.
  4. Previous winners of this scholarship are ineligible.

Class Regulations:

  1. Winner must have been awarded Platinum-standing (90% +) marks.
  2. Competitors selection must be performed in the same discipline**
  3. Competitors may perform original compositions.
  4. 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.
  5. A panel of adjudicators representing the disciplines** of the performers will adjudicate.
  6. There will be brief comments by the adjudicators after all performances are completed.
  7. Entry fee: $115.00 ($50 will be returned, via mail, after performance.)

*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

The scholarship application is a 2-part application process.

You can view and download the full application details below.

Completed application forms might be mailed to:

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