Scholarship dollars up for grabs to Langley art students

Scholarship money is up for grabs for students pursuing an arts education.

The B.C. Arts Council (BCAC) is accepting applications from full-time fine arts students seeking a degree or diploma this fall.

There’s up to $6,000 available per individual, per year for outstanding B.C. art students enrolled in recognized college, universities, institutions, or academies around the world.

This money is part of a $750,000 commitment made again by the B.C. government  program.

Last year, 144 young BCers shared in this educational funding.

Applications represented creative writing, music, theatre, dance, visual arts, media arts, museology and conservation. Jury panels representing B.C.’s arts and culture community evaluate applications and award scholarships.

Scholarship recipients have experienced top-calibre learning at facilities such as The Julliard School in New York City, Yale University, Oberlin College and Conservatory, Hochschule for Musik in Germany, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, and Emily Carr University of Art+Design in Vancouver.

For more information, guidelines, and application forms, people can visit: http://bcartscouncil.ca/guidelines/artists/youth/scholarship_awards.html.

Paying tribute to Bowie

One of Langley’s most renowned guitarist, John Gilliat, joins other members of the Ground Control band in a David Bowie tribute conert being held in town next week.

A Night of Bowie, headed up by Bowie tribute king Syl Thompson, is being hosted at the Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley on Friday, March 28 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $30 in advance at www.ANightOfBowie.com, or from Long & McQuade, Vivid Hair Boutique, or Wendel’s Bookstore. Alternatively, they are $35 at the door.

Gilliat, who is best known for his work with the Flamenco guitar, has won national awards and played in much of the world. He will now be playing back in his hometown.

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