Prescott-Russell Arts Council announces its Student Fund Bursary recipients

Vankleek Hill — This spring, the Prescott-Russell Arts Council announced the new CAPRAC Student Fund Bursary with the objective of supporting the region’s young artists and arts & culture students in these challenging pandemic times. The bursaries are awarded to graduating students who currently live and/or attend school in the United Counties of Prescott & Russell and, will be attending a post-secondary program that reflects Art, Culture or Heritage. The CAPRAC Board of Directors would like to thank all the students who submitted their applications. The testimonies prove that the next generation of artists is strong and vibrant in the Prescott-Russell region.

We are pleased to announce this year's recipients, Alexi Chayer (É.S.C. L'Escale) and Talitha Katalayi (L'Académie de la Seigneurie), who are pursuing post-secondary studies in French Literature at the University of Ottawa and Interior Design at Yorkville University respectively this fall. Here are excerpts from each of the recipients’ answers to the question “Why are arts, culture and heritage important to a community, and how do you propose contributing to yours?”:

“ [...] I decided to become a French and history teacher in our schools here in Ontario. [...] The arts truly support the Francophone heritage, we can see it in the improv tournaments in our high schools. These teams are able to bring the whole school to life.”– Alexi Chayer, École secondaire catholique L’Escale , Rockland.

“By participating in community arts activities, engaging in projects, or simply being an audience member, the arts tend to unite people, bring communities together, restore courage in difficult times, foster interpersonal relationships, encourage volunteerism, and foster community identity and pride.” – Talitha Katalayi, L’Académie de la Seigneurie, Casselman.

The Arts Council is eager to continue supporting our region’s young and emerging artists through our pay-what-you-can membership, accessible to all members of the community. Membership includes a subscription to our monthly newsletter, and member’s bulletin (news and calls to artists,networking opportunities, resources), a member profile on our website and access to the CAPRAC Gallery for the online exhibition and sale of artwork, promotion of arts, culture and heritage events in our networks, and much more!  Become a member of CAPRAC today and become part of the growing arts, culture, and heritage community in Prescott and Russell!

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The Conseil des arts Prescott-Russell Arts Council (CAPRAC) is a non-profit organisations whose mission is to inform the community of the various cultural, artistic, and heritage events in the region, to bring together cultural, artistic, and heritage stakeholders, to support the realisation of unifying initiatives, and to promote the arts, culture, and heritage of Prescott and Russell.

For further information:

Karine Lévesque-Noyes
Directrice générale | Executive Director
Conseil des arts Prescott-Russell Arts Council 
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