Developing Artist Grants


In 2017, the Foundation will conduct a comprehensive review of its programs. During the review, the Developing Artist Grant program will be closed and will not be accepting nominations. We will begin accepting nominations following the review starting in 2018.


About the 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.

Eight 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.
  • Classical ballet.
  • 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.