The George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund provides grants for the stimulation of the arts at Queen's University. In accordance with the wishes of the benefactor, Agnes Etherington, who was instrumental in the establishment of the Department of Art, the Department (now School) of Music and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, the grants are specifically intended to support public exhibitions and performances for the benefit of the Queen's and broader Kingston communities.
The Senate Committee on Creative Arts and Public Lectures reviews all applications and authorizes the allocation of grants.
All members of the Queen's community are welcome to apply.
Projects must involve primarily the public exhibition or performance of art at Queen's or in Kingston which can be offered within 18 months of the GTR grant being awarded.
The Senate Committee will not consider proposals for:
In assessing project proposals, the Senate Committee will consider:
The George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund supplements, rather than replaces, external or other internal sources of assistance. The Senate Committee on Creative Arts and Public Lectures is not responsible for covering deficits of events that cost more than the anticipated budget.
The Senate Committee will aim to fund as fully as possible those proposals that most closely match the above criteria, and will therefore err on the side of providing adequate funding for a small number of projects rather than inadequate funding for a large number of projects.
The funds are intended to cover costs associated with ensuring the event is accessible to distinguished speakers and attendees with disabilities. Measures to accomplish accessibility may include: choosing wheelchair accessible facilities, arranging sign language interpretation of the event, translation of presentation materials into other languages or alternate media, reimbursement of child care expenses and/or other ordinary costs associated with securing the participation of persons who could not otherwise take part in the event. Ensure that you inquire if accommodation is required prior to submitting the proposal data form.
Please submit one electronic copy of the proposal in the order below to email@example.com.
(if relevant) supporting documentation (if video/CDs/brochures or other material is not available electronically, please inform us in this section of the proposal that it will be sent separately to the Senate Office for the Committee’s consideration).
Grant holders must acknowledge the assistance of the George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund in advertisements, catalogues, programs, etc.
Grant holders must submit a report, including a breakdown of actual expenditures and revenues, at the conclusion of the project or prior to making an application for a subsequent year. Your submission of the Proposal Data Sheet, and your signature, indicate your acceptance of this obligation as a condition of the award. Failure to submit a Report will render the individual or group ineligible for future funding from the George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund.
For further information, please contact the University Secretariat at 613-533-6095, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful applicants will be notified in writing by May 31.
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