Abbondànza Undergraduate Entrance Award

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (March 15, 2022)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Amount: up to $2000

Type: Internal


  • Drama
  • Fine Arts Dean's Office
  • Music
  • New Media
  • Art


  • Faculty of Fine Arts

Be recognized and awarded for artistic excellence.

The Abbondànza Undergraduate Entrance Award acknowledges exceptional undergraduate creative talent demonstrated through a portfolio & personal statment or an audition. 

This award recognizes applicants with high artistic potential and provides support their education.  Exceptional talent will be awarded based on a portfolio & personal statement or audition submitted by March 15.

Music Studio Auditions automatically qualify BMus/BA Music (Studio) and pre-BMus/BEd applicants for this award as part of entrance requirements.  Those who have submitted a Music Studio Audition by the February 5th or March 15th deadlines will be considered for an Abbondànza Entrance Award and do not need to complete the Abbondànza application process outlined below.

Audition information

This award is made possible by the generous contributions of community supporters and sponsors of the Faculty of Fine Arts annual scholarship fundraiser, Abbondànza (Italian for ‘abundance’). This award supports undergraduate students pursuing excellence in the Fine Arts.

Value: $500 to $2,000

Number: Minimum 5

Eligibility: Entry or transfer undergraduate students in all BFA and BMus programs and combinations. 

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Application Process

(only for applicants who will not be submitting a Music Studio Audition)

  1. Apply to University of Lethbridge before March 15 to qualify for this award
  2. Submit application materials to Slideroom by March 15
    • BMus students need to submit their audition by the February 5 or March 15 evaluation dates to qualify for this award



The Faculty of Fine Arts committee will be contacting only the winners of the award within a month of the deadline.
Decisions regarding the award lie with the committee and all decisions are final.

Submission Requirements 

Personal Statement

The personal statement provides insight into your background, experience, inspirations, and goals. In about 250 words, explain your reasons for wishing to enter studies in the Fine Arts. Include references to artistic interests, specific influences and any educational background in the fine arts.

Creative Material

The portfolio informs the Fine Arts Committee about your creative interest, experience, skills and direction. Submit examples of up to 10 current pieces (select from the past three years) that provide a representation of your range of fine arts interests and skills. Works may be created inside or outside a formal class setting. You may submit more than one image of a single artwork if the work is large or complex.

  • Maximum of 10 creative works submitted
  • Created in the past 3 years
  • Title, year, size (if relevant), medium/technology (if relevant), collaborators (if relevant), description (max 50 words)
  • Open to all practices in the fine arts
    • Written works accepted (max. 250 words)
    • Image works and documentation accepted
    • Video works accepted (max. 3 mins)
    • Audio works accepted (max. 3 mins)
Examples of the range of materials you can submit
  • Drawings, prints, paintings, or murals
  • Photography (analogue or digital), collage, or other mixed media works
  • Video, performance, animation, or audio based work
  • Sculpture, fibre or ceramic work
  • Website design, graphic novel, and zine productions
  • 3D modelling, design, programming
  • Selections from sketchbooks and journals
  • Performances, playbills, plays, written documents, designs, and documentation of projects
  • Drama performance/construction/participation documentation (reviews, photos, programs)
  • Drawings, paintings, designs Selections from sketchbooks and journals
  • Photography Playbills or list of productions and roles
  • Written samples of plays, screenplays, papers, or academic papers
  • Music Production – a piece of music from any genre produced and recorded by you
  • Audio for Film – remove the sound from a scene in a movie or video and reproduce all dialogue, sound effects and scores
  • Soundscape – collect and capture sounds that depict an environment to transport a listener to that space
  • Sonic Art – experimental piece that explores ideas of sound that is produced either electronically or acoustically
  • Radio Advertisement –  a 30 sec. radio advertisement utilizing dialogue, sound effects and music