Applications open for Dufferin Art’s Council’s prestigious Reed T. Cooper Bursary

May 25, 2023   ·   1 Comments

The Dufferin Arts Council recently announced that applications are now open for the prestigious Reed T. Cooper Bursary.

The Reed T. Cooper Bursary in Visual Arts was established under the auspices of the Dufferin Arts Council’s (DAC) Artist Support Program to honour the artistic achievements of Reed T. Cooper and his many contributions to the local arts community.

The bursary is awarded annually to a midcareer visual artist(s) in Dufferin County who has been working professionally for a minimum of five years, and who displays a unique talent and a potential for excellence. 

The Dufferin Arts Council may award up to a maximum of two bursaries of $3,000 each, per year, based on a review of proposals received.

The deadline for applications is September 30, 2023.

This bursary is open to any professional artist who is a resident of Dufferin County and who is a member of the Dufferin Arts Council. 

Eligible media include, but may not be limited to: painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, fibre arts, glass, wood, photography, digital/computer-generated art.

A recipient of the Cooper Bursary can re-apply after a period of five years. 

More information and the application form is available on the DAC website:, go to Programs.

Names, medium and years of past Reed T. Cooper Bursary Winners can also be found on our website.

Readers Comments (1)

  1. David says:

    Why, if I am a member, have done workshops in Dufferin County Schools, have exhibited in Dragonfly etc, shop at Maggiolly Arts, am an artist with all of the aforementioned qualifications with the exception of living in Dufferin County be ineligible to apply/receive consideration for the Reed T. Cooper Grant I find this exclusion discriminatory to say the least.


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