EA Teen Animation Scholarship

EA Scholarship

2022 Program Details

  • Full scholarship available for artists ages 15-19
  • 15-weeks, 2022 dates February 6 to June 5, 2022, Sundays 4-6pm
  • Concludes with a showcase of work in June 2022
  • Applications and portfolios deadline: Tuesday, January 4, 2022

This Arts Umbrella Scholarship is for students keen to stretch their artistic boundaries with an intensive, mentor-based media arts learning experience. Full scholarships are awarded to all accepted students who are accepted on the basis of their application materials and computer skills. A commitment to actively participate for the duration of the program is required.

Explore media arts tools and technology, and learn more about careers in the animation industry. You will have the rare opportunity to learn from media arts professionals and guest EA lecturers. These leaders share their knowledge and provide project mentorship. Participants with a passion for animation, a talent for storytelling and commitment to the program, will be able to develop a strong portfolio piece for post-secondary school application. This full scholarship program concludes with a showcase in June 2022.

Please note: Arts Umbrella plans to deliver this program in person at our new Granville Island location. We continue to follow all public health orders and should there be any changes that impact the delivery of this program, we will pivot to an online format. In this case, students would be required to participate using their own hardware and software. An Open Source Resources document list of recommended free and accessible software will be available.

Scholarship value: $700
Fee: Paid by full scholarship

This program is generously supported by:

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Applications must be submitted to submissions@artsumbrella.com

Download the Application Form

Our 2022 application process will include:

  1. Three examples (limited to 3 minutes as shareable links through YouTube or Vimeo) of your best Animation or Multi-media work that exhibit your level of computer skills. Please test the link before you share.
  2. 5 – 7 images (saved as a JPEG and no larger than 1MB each) that show the full span of your creativity and storyboarding (a sequence of drawings, typically with some directions and dialogue, representing the shots planned for a movie, animation or television production).
  3. A completed Application Form (download).
  4. A Letter of Interest describing your interest in the program, what you would gain from this scholarship and your commitment to actively participate for the duration of the program. Include a brief statement about your work and current artistic practice. Please ensure your letter is 500 words max.
More information

Please contact:
Sara Whitney, Coordinator, Art & Design
604-416-3340
swhitney@artsumbrella.com

2021 Student Reel

2021 EA Animation Showcase from Arts Umbrella on Vimeo.

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