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 Workman Arts members with tuition money (up to $750 per year) to attend additional artistic training outside of Workman Arts training courses. The scholarship may be divided between several applicants, allowing more than one individual an opportunity to pursue their educational endeavours.
This scholarship is open for all Workman Arts members to apply. To be eligible, the member must 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, special workshops, intensives, and conferences. Previously, the scholarship covered travel-based research (example: train ticket and exhibition entry fee), however due to safety restrictions on travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be considering travel-based proposals at this time.