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Fall Scholarship Bench at Franklin Jewellery and Metal Arts Studio | Aug 31

Updated: May 8, 2020


Location: Franklin Jewellery and Metal Arts Studio Deadline: July 31, 2018


SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION: For a 3-month residency, from September to December, the Franklin Studio scholarship will provide the opportunity for a single student engaging in a studio-based practice to develop a new body of work or complete research, while engaging with the studio’s cultural community. The residency is designed to provide time, space and facilities for research, experimentation and the cultivation of new ideas in jewellery and metalwork during the transitional time from graduation into the beginning of their career. The objective of the residency is to provide a recently-graduated student access to studio space, while relieving some of the financial and logistical hardships in their transition post-graduation. The scholarship will provide the recipient with a personal bench space within a 24-hour access studio with communal tools and experience within a cooperative environment.

ABOUT FRANKLIN JEWELLERY STUDIO: The Franklin Jewellery and Metal Arts Studio was conceived and designed as collaboration between the Vancouver Metal Arts Association and Canopy Projects. This studio joins in with this vision of carving out space for people to get on with life and work despite the challenges posed to by the gentrifying city.

Franklin Studio aims to harness the shared needs and resources of jewellery and metal artists to sustain a vision of affordable, community-focused arts practices. With space for 16 artists with practices centered on a common medium, the metal arts studio hopes to create a space which combines the energies of emerging artists with the expertise of established artists. Our goal is to support the Vancouver metal artists community, providing public studio access, group workshops, artist-in-residence initiatives and a scholarship-program.


  • Recent graduate from a jewellery or metalsmithing program embarking on the early stage of their career

  • Self-directed, independent and professional demeanor in a cooperative studio environment


  • Minimum of 20 hours/week of work time spent in studio to maintain scholarship

  • A presentation of work/artist talk/public event or equivalent program will be conducted by the recipient at the end of the residency

  • At the end of the residency the current recipient will write a report of their experience for the next recipient and attend a transition meeting with the new scholarship recipient


  • Complete and signed application form

  • One-page letter of intent describing the artist and proposed project (should include goals, direction of work, work ethic and interest in working in a cooperative space)

  • Artist C.V. and Bio

  • 2 Letters of reference – one must be from a current professor (NOTE: Letters of Recommendation should not be opened or sent by the applicant. They must be sent under separate cover directly to the studio coordinator. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the letters have been received prior to the application.)

  • Portfolio – 8-10 images of current work and 3-5 images of future work (this can include sketches, models, prototypes, etc.)


  • Applications Due: August 31st

  • Interview of Finalists: September 3rd-5th

  • Notification of Recipient: September 6th

  • Residency Begins: September 10th

  • Residency Project/Presentation: December TBA

Scholarship residency runs from September to December 2018.

Complete applications should be submitted to the Studio Coordinator at by the midnight of the application due date.


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