Ten Nanaimo students are able to continue on with their studies thanks in part to the generosity of the Nanaimo Arts Council.
The council is presenting a total of $4,000 in bursaries and awards to the students in support of their education and development.
The presentation is today (June 14) from 7-9 p.m. at the arts council gallery in Nanaimo North Town Centre in conjunction with the reception for the Click 12 black and white photography competition.
Winners of the photography competition will also be recognized. The public is welcome to attend.
Education bursaries for the 2012 Achievement Awards program go to: Taylor Manns, for musical theatre; Sara Grover, for visual arts; Elise Boulanger, operatic studies; Kayla Richardson, photography; Lindsay Ward and Alexis Harrison, jazz guitar; and graphic design students Geoffrey Campbell, Brooke Newman, Laurelle Armet, and Emily Johnston.
The bursary program has run for more than 15 years, awarding more than $50,000 to students. It assists young and emerging artists and performers in furthering their arts education. Selections are made on the basis of talent, achievements to date, potential, long-range goals, financial need and benefit to the community.
The Nanaimo Arts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support, promotion and development of the arts in Nanaimo.
For more information please call 250-729-3947 or visit www.nanaimoartscouncil.ca.