grace cameron rogers
applications open January 1st, 2023
deadline for applications
June 1st, 2023
This scholarship is awarded to a practicing and/or emerging craftsperson to attend a recognized school or course to upgrade technical or design skills, or to seek a stimulus for greater creativity and inspiration.
As the cost of craft-related education (tuition, materials, travel, accommodation, etc.) can be high, there is an ongoing need for financial assistance to craftspeople to help defray these costs. The principle of the Grace Cameron Rogers Fund is held in trust by the CCBC, and the interest generated is awarded to a deserving member. The current award is for $1000.
Grace Cameron Rogers 2021 Awardee Indigo Freeman is a 19 year old emerging ceramics artist who works part-time as a classical violin teacher where she is currently working with Community Futures/Entrepreneurs with Disabilities on a business plan to develop her own music studio. She plans to incorporate pottery as part of the studio as a way of connecting with her community and creating practical objects of art as she wants to engage with her students in a space that will foster an environment that champions creativity and climate conscious values. She believes that teaching is a holistic process that needs to embrace equity by inviting all forms and shapes of ability.
She was selected for the Grace Cameron Rogers Award due to the potential she has shown as a beginning ceramic artist. With this award, it will be possible for her to continue her studies in pottery by engaging with various forms of glazing and earthenware where she hopes to create works that reflect the breath-taking natural environment on the coast of British Columbia through her pottery.