Roloff Beny received an honorary degree from the University in 1972. He is considered one of the most distinguished artists in Canadian History. Dr. Roloff Beny travelled widely throughout Europe and Asia for subjects which appeared in his collection. The Roloff Beny Foundation Photographic Award in the Fine Arts is intended to recognize academic and artistic achievement of students having a focused interest in Photo-Arts. This award was established by the Roloff Beny Foundation to provide travel opportunities to complement the creative activity of outstanding students. The funds must be used to offset costs incurred by travel (Please Note: regarding COVID-19 and travel; applicants are encouraged to consult the Government of Canada's information page with regards travel restrictions, exemptions and advice), photography (equipment and/or supplies), and/or tuition or fees. This is a competitive award and applicants will be adjudicated on the quality of proposals and submitted work.
To be eligible for this award, students must be enrolled full-time in any B.F.A. Program and be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the social, theoretical and material issues of photography and related technologies within the context of contemporary art discourse. Students authorized by the Faculty of Fine Arts as visiting or exchange (away) University of Lethbridge students at another institution may also be considered.
Award criteria are academic achievement (a minimum GPA of 3.0) and excellence in Photo-Arts as determined by the Department of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts. Recipients will be selected by a Department Committee comprised of members of the Department of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts. Selected projects will be reviewed by Risk and Safety Services and the Scholarship Office for approval.
The award is tenable upon confirmation of full-time enrolment at the University of Lethbridge or a visiting/exchange (away) institution in the semester in which the application is made.
Each award has a value of up to $5000. A minimum of two awards are granted annually.
Applications must include the following items submitted as a single PDF document no larger than 10 MB:
- Completed Application Form - found here
- 500 Word Personal Essay
- Portfolio of Work (maximum of 20 images with an accompanying image list)
- Proposed Budget
- Proposed Project Dates
- Curriculum Vitae
Applications must be received by the deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all requested information is received.