Developing Artist Grants and Fellowship in Conducting


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About the Developing Artist Grant Program

In an effort to foster excellence in new talent, The Hnatyshyn Foundation assists the most promising young Canadian performing artists enrolled in post-secondary educational or training institutions.

Seven grants of $10,000 are awarded annually, one in each of the following performing arts disciplines:

  • Classical music (orchestral instrument).
  • Classical music (piano).
  • Classical vocal performance.
  • Contemporary dance.
  • Jazz performance.
  • Acting (English theatre).
  • Acting (French theatre).

Candidates for the grants must be nominated by their educational or training institution. An expert jury from the arts community adjudicates the performance work of the nominees.

About the Young Conductor's Fellowship

Graduate conducting students at the Schulich School of Music are now eligible to receive a substantial new grant. The Hnatyshyn - Christa and Franz-Paul Decker Fellowship in Conducting at the Schulich School of Music, valued at $15,000, began in 2018. All Canadian applicants to the Schulich graduate conducting program will be considered for the Fellowship – no separate application is necessary.

Please see the program information on McGill's website at Hnatyshyn Foundation - Christa and Franz-Paul Decker Fellowship in Conducting.