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Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants for International Students in Canada 

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants for International Students in Canada 

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation is excitedly inviting students to join the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants for the academic year 2022-2023. The programme is available to international students in Canada.

The Foundation grant aims to support young artists who are going to enroll in their studies or are in the early stage career, are working in painting, drawing, sculpture, or printmaking, and demonstrate the determination and talent to pursue a lifetime career in their art practice. This award is offered nationally and internationally by highly respected art professors, teachers, and mentors. The first grant is worth CAD 17,000, or subsequent grants are CAD 20,000.

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The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation is a private Canadian charity established in 1955 by Charles Glass Greenshields, Q.C., a distinguished Montreal lawyer, and amateur artist, in memory of his mother, Elizabeth. Foundation has provided financial assistance to more than 2000 students and artists from 80 countries.

Application Deadline: The Foundation welcomes applications throughout the year; there is no application deadline.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Any
  • Award: CAD $17,000 to CAD $20,000
  • Number of Awards: N/A
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Canada

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants for International Students in Canada 


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded in painting, drawing, sculpture, or printmaking.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • The Foundation has no geographic, citizenship, or residency requirements; its grants are available to eligible applicants from around the world.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible to apply and may not be older than 41 years of age at the time of submitting their application for a first grant.
  • Candidates who have previously received a grant may apply for a further grant after the age of 41, provided that they continue to meet all other eligibility requirements.
  • In launching their career, applicants must be either a student or emerging artists at the early stage of their career. Grants are not intended as work or project grants for more experienced or mature artists.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Applications must be completed and submitted online application at the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation online portal. Applications submitted in any other manner, including by email, mail, or otherwise, will not be accepted.
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants must provide all the information and upload all the material and documentation required for the application.
  • Personal Information- Applicant’s full name, artist name (if any), gender, date of birth, contact information, country of citizenship, website URL, and how they heard about the Foundation.
  • Proof of Identity- Government-issued photo ID and proof of citizenship, current address, and date of birth.
  • Education and Training- A list of the universities, colleges, and art schools attended with the degrees/diplomas obtained and the graduation date (or projected date).
  • Exhibitions- A list of the exhibitions in which the applicant’s work has been displayed during the previous five years or will be displayed in the next two years.
  • Portfolio- Images of six representative works (no more or less) produced in the two years immediately preceding the date of the application. These must be original works produced by the applicant alone.
  • Proof of Acceptance- If the applicant is applying to further their art education or training, a proof of acceptance or enrollment from the institution where they intend to study or train.
  • Artistic Proposal- A description of the proposed work, project, course of study, or training the applicant intends to undertake with a grant from The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.
  • Artist Statement- A brief artist statement relating to the applicant’s previous and current work.
  • Budget- A budget for the proposed work, project, course of study, or training described in the applicant’s Artistic Proposal.
  • Letter of Reference- A letter of reference from a teacher or professor, an artist or curator who is familiar with both the applicant and the applicant’s work and can support their application.
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must hold a previous degree certificate with excellent marks.
  • Language Requirement: The students must know conversational French or English language at least.


The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation will provide the amount of CAD 17,000. Subsequent grants are worth CAD $20,000 each. Grants are made directly to the beneficiaries, not to or through other organizations.

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