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The Friends of the Confederation Centre Arts Scholarship Award Program

Description: There are three awards available: 1) The Friends Mavor Moore Memorial Scholarship for Theatre Studies. Mavor Moore was an actor, writer, director, producer, critic and teacher who was a major influence in the development of the arts in Canada. He helped establish Canadaian professional theatre in the 1930s and 1940s, was a pioneer of Canadian television in the 1950s and was the creator of the CBC National News. Mavor Moore founded the Charlottetown Festival and joined Elaine Campbell in writing several songs for Anne of Green Gables: The Musical. The Friends wish to honour and recognize his legendary contribution to the arts with The Friends Mavor Moore Memorial Scholarship for Theatre Studies. 2) The Friends Elaine Campbell, Bosom Friends, Memorial Scholarship for Musical Studies. Elaine Campbell was co-creator of the longest running musical in Canadian history Anne of Green Gables: The Musical. She was one of the lyricists for the musical and part of the creative team - consisting of her husband Norman Campbell, Don Harron, Mavor Moore and Alan Lund - that brought L. M. Montgomery’s book to life at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in the 1960s. The Friends wish to recognize her contribution to musical theatre with The Friends Elaine Campbell, Bosom Friends, Memorial Scholarship for Musical Studies. 3) The Friends Gwen Fichaud, Eleanor Lowe, Elspeth Putnam Art To The Schools Memorial Scholarship for Visual Arts Studies. The Friends Art To The Schools program was established in 1965 by the forerunner of the Friends. It continues as a cornerstone of the Friends activities supporting education and interest in the arts by placing original works of art in Island schools for young students to study and enjoy. It has been formally recognized as a resource in the Prince Edward Island school curriculum. Several Island artists, particularly Gwen Fichaud, Eleanor Lowe and Elspeth Putnam, were instrumental in the founding of this program. The Friends wish to recognize their contribution to this unique program with The Friends Gwen Fichaud, Eleanor Lowe, Elspeth Putnam -Art To The Schools Memorial Scholarship for Visual Arts.
Contact Person: Mail completed application Attn: Arts Scholarships
Address: The Friends of the Confederation Centre
145 Richmond Street, Ch'town, PEI C1A 1J1
Telephone: (902) 628-6141
Email: friends@confederationcentre.com
Website: link

Criteria: 1. Completed Application Form (go to http://www.confederationcentre.com/en/scholarship.php to download). 2. Proof of acceptance into a Canadian post secondary program in the appropriate arts program. 2. Resume outlining the following: employment history, extracurricular activities, volunteer activities, activities relevant to the scholarship. 3. One reference letter providing a recommendation for the scholarship 4. Two references (other than family members) who may be contacted to provide reference to your achievements in the arts. 5. A short outline indicating which scholarship you wish to be considered for. (The Friends Mavor Moore Memorial Scholarship for Theatre Studies, The Friends Elaine Campbell, Bosom Friends, Memorial Scholarship for Musical Studies, or The Friends Gwen Fichaud, Eleanor Lowe, Elspeth Putnam Art To The Schools Memorial Scholarship for Visual Arts Studies). 6. An original 800-1000 word essay addressing the topic which applies to the scholarship for which you wish to be considered. (Double spaced 14 font). NOTES 1. The complete application package must have a cover page listing the scholarship for which you are applying, Applicants Name, address and telephone number and graduating school. 2. Applicants must submit Three(3) copies of the above documents. 3. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME OR ANY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ON THE ESSAY. 4. No Fax or e-mail applications will be accepted. 5. Acknowledgment of receipt will be sent via e-mail to those who provide a valid e-mail address.

Note: You must be a PEI resident to apply for/receive this award.

Applies to: Dance Performance, Music Performance, Performing Arts Foundation

Internal or External Amount Deadline Type
external three awards of $750 May 1 entrance

Award details subject to change.

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