The Nan Yeomans Fund
“It was Nan’s wish to fund a grant for promising young artists and artisans developing their talents in the greater Kingston area”
Nan Yeomans was a prominent Kingston artist dedicated to supporting local and emerging artists in the visual arts. In her late twenties she enjoyed three summers at Queen’s University Summer School of Fine Arts, and subsequently she lived most of her adult life in Kingston. From then and for the rest of her 82 years she stayed busy with her art and her other responsibilities, but always found time to contribute to the community. She died in 2004, leaving all of her art and almost all of her estate to the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area.
It was Nan’s wish to fund a grant for promising young artists and artisans developing their talents in the greater Kingston area. The Nan Yeomans Fund, established at the Community Foundation with her bequest, now provides for an annual award in her name that is administered by the Kingston Arts Council.
The Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development, valued at $2,500, assists promising young artists and/or artisans in furthering their education and professional artistic growth. The grant is awarded each year to one successful applicant by a peer jury based on the artistic merit of their work and previous accomplishments, and the eligibility of their proposal. Grant monies are intended to be put towards focused training or guided creation. The selection process is administered by the Kingston Arts Council.
For more information about the award, the application process, and past winners, click here to be directed to the Kingston Arts Council website.