External Grants & Awards

The Faculty of Fine Arts often receives opportunities from businesses, clubs, and other organizations about grants and award opportunities. Check back to this page often -- it will be updated throughout the year with each new opportunity as it is received.
If you have an opportunity that is open to our Fine Arts students, please forward the details to finearts@uleth.ca

Megan Newton Memorial Award in Theatre

Amount (for 2020):                   $1,200
Applications accepted:            June 1 – September 30th, 2020 Deadline
Announcement:                       Late October

About Megan and the award:  Megan was an artist/set designer/stage manager/crafter and theatre adminis- trator at large.  She earned her BFA in Theatre from the University of Victoria (BC), with a specialty in production management and design, and became Operations Manager at Intrepid Theatre in Victoria.  A firm believer in  helping emerging artists, Megan  established and curated  the YOU SHOW for Intrepid  Theatre, as an out- reach program for artists wanting to road-test original new works in front of an audience.   Many YOU shows have gone on to great success on the Fringe and national touring circuits due in large part to Megan’s vision and support.  For Uno Fest, she created the annual Monobrow Cabaret.

Meg was always ready to lend advice and guidance to artists and companies navigating the perils oftheir first full scale public production.  Her work to create the YOU Show and Monobrow manifested her affinity for “the little guy”, as well as her belief in the importance of giving people a chance to use and develop their talents – and her respect for those who risk their bets and their sweat on their dreams.

Megan’s life was cut short by melanoma shortly after her 30th birthday.  She stared terminal cancer in the face and never flinched, and in this – as in so many things – she was inspirational to everyone who knew her.  The Megan Newton Memorial Fund has been set up by Meg’s family and colleagues to honour - and we hope, to help perpetuate - her spirit, resourcefulness, and deep love for theatre.

Eligibility for the Megan Newton Memorial Award in Theatre:
Applicants must be currently registered in (or accepted by, to begin studies within the calendar year) a program in theatre, including set/costume/prop design, stage management, theatre administration, playwriting and/or performing, at a recognized post-secondary institution.  Applicants may be registered full-time or part-time.

Applications will be considered on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated interest in experimental or non-traditional forms of theatrical performance, or innovative use of theatre as a way to explore unusual or controversial topics
  • Preference may be given to qualified applicants who are focusing their education and/or future plans on stage management, theatre administration, and/or any aspect of theatre-related design

Detailed criteria, application form, etc. are available on the website - Megan Newton Memorial Fund & Award for Students in Theatre Or by contacting megans.fund@intrepidtheatre.com


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