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Richard Hayman Mentorship Scholarship

The Art School of Peterborough is accepting recipients for of The Richard Hayman Mentorship Scholarship. It is a program designed to help emerging artists develop their creative skills, a body of work, as well as knowledge of contemporary art practices. It will also help artists produce portfolios for university/college application, learn about the gallery system and submission to art galleries, as well as applying for grants.

Two artists will be chosen each year. Each artist will chose a fall and winter course. Tuition and art supplies will be awarded to each participating artist.

Selection Criteria

This scholarship is for emerging career oriented artists aged 17 and older.

Application Deadline

Deadline for submissions is August 1st and short-listed applicants will be interviewed thereafter.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit:

  • a brief cover letter containing personal contact information (including email address).
  • a letter of Intent explaining what kind of career you wish to pursue in the visual arts, and what your goals and interests are.
  • 10 – 20 examples of your work submitted electronically or as a portfolio of original work. When submitting photographs of your work, be sure that the image is of good quality and represents the work well. All submissions will be returned to applicants.

Submit your application to:

The Art School of Peterborough
174A Charlotte Street
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 2T8
Attn: Richard Hayman Scholarship Program


The Art School of Peterborough’s Sharon Taylor Youth Bursary & Richard Hayman Adult Bursary

These bursaries are intended for individuals who have an interest in art but are unable to pursue extracurricular art classes due to financial constraints.

Organizations and school personnel are invited to nominate youth and adults for the opportunity to participate in our programming at the Art School of Peterborough. The bursary covers the cost of tuition, art supplies, and bus fare if necessary.

Who is eligible

Youth qualifying for this bursary:

  • youth/teens must be 2 to 18 years of age; Adults 18+
  • have expressed, and/or demonstrated, an interest in the visual arts; and
  • would not have access to art classes without the support of the Art School and the bursary.

Adults qualifying for this bursary should contact The Art School of Peterborough for further information about adult bursaries.

Deadline for Nominations

  • Fall Courses – August 1st
  • Winter Courses – December 1st
  • Spring Courses – April 1st
  • Summer Art Camps – June 1st

How to Apply

Complete the nomination form.


The Debra Cooper Bursary

The Debra Cooper Bursary is intended for individuals who have an interest in art but many be struggling with an illness, limiting them to attend all classes, or are suffering from financial constraints due to an illness.

The Bursary is in Memory of Debra Cooper, an intermediate Watercolour Student,  who struggled with her health but always found a way to attend classes when she could. Her dedication and love to create emulated with every class she could attend.

In acknowledgement of Debra’s spirit, we have created a Bursary for others that many be in a similar situation.

Selection Criteria

This bursary is for individuals who are struggling with an illness so they can experience the joy art can bring and assist them in developing artistically.

Nomination Deadlines

  • Fall Courses – August 1st
  • Winter Courses – December 1st
  • Spring Courses – April 1st
  • Summer Art Camps – June 1st

How to Apply

To nominate someone, complete the nomination form.