The George Hardy Scholarship

George Hardy from the waist up, wearing a bowtie and jacket and tipping his brimmed hat in one hand above his head.
George Hardy

George Hardy was a member of Workman Arts from 2008-2016. He was an improviser, photographer, musician, ‘techie’ and an enthusiastic member of the Workman Arts community as well as a cherished employee.

This scholarship was established in honour of George through the generous contributions from George’s son Trystan Hardy and George’s sister Lynn Hardy.

This annual scholarship provides one Workman Arts member with tuition money (up to $750 per year) to attend additional artistic training outside of Workman Arts training courses.

This scholarship is open for all Workman Arts members to apply. To be eligible, the Workman Arts member must demonstrate active participation in the organization and be able to propose a professional development activity (based on their artistic practice)  that requires funding

Tuition may cover activities such as enrollment for a course at local artist-run organization/ art school/ studio, attending special workshops/ intensives/ conferences, or travel-based research.

How To Apply

Applicants must provide:

  • A current CV
  • A letter of intent (1 page maximum)  describing:
    • your work (including your artistic discipline, themes, and influences.)
    • the activity you wish to pursue (what, where, when?)
    • how your artistic practice will benefit from the proposed activity/experience
    • a budget (the general costs associated with this proposed activity)

Email all documents as a single PDF to Jessica Jang with the subject line, “George Hardy Scholarship.”

Applications will undergo a process of peer review by the Member Advisory Committee, whereby a scholarship recipient will be selected. Workman Arts will contact the scholarship recipient and provide assistance (if they require) to select and register for their proposed activity. The activity may take place at any point within 12 months of being awarded the scholarship.

2020 Deadline: To Be Announced