Deutsche Bank (Cayman) Limited has partnered up with the National Gallery to set up an annual visual arts scholarship.
According to the bank’s release, each year the four-year, US$20,000 per annum scholarship, will be awarded to help recipients’ fund visual arts education overseas.
Awardees will also be required to pursue a career in the visual arts in the Cayman Islands post-graduation to help further visual arts on the Islands.
Scholarships will be awarded to either Caymanian students or students legally resident in the Cayman Islands who have been accepted to colleges or universities that are approved by the Education Council of the Cayman Islands Government.
Applicants must be between 17- and 25-years-old at the application deadline.
Applications for the scholarship will processed once a year; this year’s deadline is 31 July for a September or January university semester start-date.
Chief Country Officer, Deutsche Bank (Cayman) Ltd, Jean-Claude Emard, said: ‘I am delighted to be able to launch Deutsche Bank’s partnership with the National Gallery. The scholarship galvanises Deutsche Bank’s support of the visual arts and our commitment to offering opportunities to local students in this field.
‘The world of art provides us all with a great deal of inspiration and stimulates communication and cultural understanding. I am looking forward to receiving this year’s scholarship applications and following the progress of our scholarship students in the future.’
The National Gallery is primarily an educational non-profit organisation. By offering an average of eight local and international art exhibitions per year, in addition to numerous programmes, artist workshops, lectures and annual events, the National Gallery continues to focus on the development and success of artists in the Cayman Islands.
Application forms and full details can be obtained from the Education Council 949 9157 or Nancy Barnard at the National Gallery 945 8111.