National Gallery offers $20,000 arts scholarship

National Gallery of the Cayman Islands and Deutsche Bank internship and scholarship recipients.

An arts student will receive up to US$20,000 a year for up to four years in a scholarship to attend studies overseas.

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands and Deutsche Bank (Cayman) are offering the scholarship to local Caymanians and Cayman residents ages 17 to 25 who wish to pursue a career in the arts.

As part of the 2016 NGCI Deutsche Bank Visual Arts Scholarship, one student will be awarded a maximum of US$20,000 a year for his/her visual arts education overseas for up to four years.

“Given the increased interest in tertiary art education, the NGCI Deutsche Bank Visual Arts Scholarship is a critical stepping stone in developing a creative industry where students from all backgrounds are able to pursue a career in the arts,” said National Gallery director Natalie Urquhart.

“This is an unparalleled opportunity for creative young people in Cayman wishing to further their education, develop their talents, reach their potential, and in doing, enhance the community in which we live and work.”

Lorena Morejon and Simon Tatum received the award in 2014. Ms. Morejon is completing her undergraduate studies in film at Ithaca College in New York State, and Mr. Tatum is studying art history and painting at the University of Missouri.

“Nurturing talent and encouraging creativity through the arts is something that Deutsche Bank is passionate about, and qualities that are intrinsic to our own approach,” said Janet Hislop, chief country officer. “With that in mind, I am delighted that the bank continues to support this scholarship that gives local Caymanian artists, such as Lorena and Simon, a really valuable and exciting opportunity to develop their talent and share their enthusiasm for the arts. I look forward to seeing some strong applications.”

The scholarship is administered by the NCGI on behalf of the Deutsche Bank, with counsel from the Education Council of the Cayman Islands.

Members from the NGCI Education Department will be at the Careers, Education and Training Expo on Friday to discuss and assist with applications. The Expo, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the University College of the Cayman Islands.

Applications for the 2016 NCGI Deutsche Bank Visual Arts Scholarship will accepted through April 30. Applications can be submitted directly to the NGCI Education Department at [email protected]