Scholarship Application

As Grade 12 students prepare to apply to Universities and Colleges, Headwaters Arts would like to invite them to apply to the Headwaters Arts Scholarship Fund.

The Headwaters Arts Scholarship Fund has been established to provide financial support to young artists pursuing a post secondary education in the fields of visual arts, dance, music, theatre and literature plus a new category of Directors Choice for ‘art’ outside of the defined categories listed above.

Students who live and attend high schools in the Headwaters Region are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Applications are open for 2023! For all the details download your applications here:

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Application Deadline: June 16, 2023– 5:00 pm. (to Headwaters Arts office)

The 2022-2023 winners!

For the 2022-2023 Scholarships, the committee chose 3 winners from a number of very worthy entries.

For Visual Arts – Cynthia Nicholls

Cynthia attended Westside Secondary School and has always been passionate about all of the arts.  She won the People’s Choice Award at her high school art show for a piece that highlighted the importance of removing plastic from the ocean. She was a part of both the Concert and Honour Bands and was presented with the Leadership Award from the Ontario Band Association.

Cynthia has been accepted at the Nipissing University where she is aspiring to become a high school teacher wanting to create an environment where teens can freely express themselves.

For Film and Media – Lindsay Watt

Lindsay attended Orangeville District Secondary School where she completed the Digital Media Course as well as the Senior Visual Arts Course. While there, she discovered the therapeutic qualities of storytelling through film, writing, and painting.

Lindsay has been accepted to Toronto Metropolitan University where she plans to explore different digital mediums enabling her to produce films focusing on real people with authentic stories.  Her goal is to be featured in the film festival circuits.

For Creative Writing – Ava Brunton

Ava attended Orangeville District Secondary School where she completed Creative Writing and Writers Craft Courses as well as classes in Dance and Drama.

Ava has been accepted to Concordia University in the Bachelor of Arts program majoring in Creative Writing.  Her goal is to secure a position as an English teacher while continuing her writing and journalistic endeavors.

Congratulations to Cynthia, Lindsay and Ava!

Headwaters Arts gratefully acknowledges the support of our  Funders and many  Supporters

Town of Caledon
Central Counties Tourism
Dufferin Country
Bryans Fuel
James Dick Construction

We acknowledge that the land on which we gather, and on which the Region of Peel operates, is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. For thousands of years, Indigenous peoples inhabited and cared for this land. In particular we acknowledge the territory of the Ani-shinabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Ojibway/Chippewa peoples; the land that is home to the Metis; and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation who are direct descendants of the Mississaugas of the Credit.

We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land, and by doing so, give our respect to its first inhabitants.