For Toni Onley Program

Deadline is May 1, 2019
Island Mountain Arts School of the Arts is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for visual artists to the juried 2019 Toni Onley Artists’ Project for Professional and Emerging Artists. The 2019 program runs over nine days from Saturday, July 6 – Sunday, July 14, 2019 (with a day off in the middle). Participants will be provided studio space and direct and peer group mentorship with daily one on one critiques with the mentor artists and peers. You do not need to specify which scholarship you are applying for, your eligibility will be determined by the jury. Only artists who commit to the full nine days will be considered for a scholarship.

Scholarships/Bursaries Available

Sonia Cornwall Scholarship
This scholarship, which covers the full tuition, is available for one artist living in the Cariboo.

The Joseph Plaskett Scholarship
Announced in 2009, the Joseph Plaskett Scholarship provides the full tuition for one Canadian artist to attend the Artists’ Project.

The Sylvia Graham Scholarship 
Announced in 2011 in memory of Quesnel artist Sylvia Graham, this scholarship covers 50% of the tuition and is open to artists from across Canada.

Articulate Magazine Scholarship
This scholarship covers 50% of the tuition and is open to artists from the Kootenay/Boundary.

Toni & Bernie Cattani Fund for the Arts
50% Bursary for an Okanagan artist.

IMA Scholarship
This scholarship covers 50% of the tuition and is open to all artists.

IMA Bursaries 
If not selected for a scholarship Island Mountain Arts has a limited number partial bursaries based on financial need. Please indicate if you would like to be considered for a bursary.

Selection Criteria

What are the Selection Criteria?

Based on a review of the application materials and the following considerations, Island Mountain Arts will select individuals to receive scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded through a juried process based on the following criteria. Island Mountain Arts reserves the right to change these criteria if the submissions warrant.

Applications must include the following:

  • Show a commitment to their art practice.

  • A letter stating what they hope to gain from this experience

  • Provide a current CV and artist statement

  • Provide 6 – 10 images of artwork created in the last year either as slides or digital images.

  • A commitment to attend the course if accepted

What is the application deadline?

May 1st, 2019 (successful applicants will be notified no later than May 30th)

How do I apply for this scholarship?

Mail or email the above requested information to:
Toni Onley Artists’ Project – Scholarship
Island Mountain Arts
PO Box 65, Wells, BC, V0K 2R0, Canada

Questions? Call 1-800-442-2787 or email