Continuing education is key to the BMFA mandate
The BMFA supports a number of educational initiatives each year as it strives to encourage art appreciation and participation amongst more and more of our citizens.
For youth, we offer high-school bursaries to students who show an interest or promise through continuing their arts education.
Both the Juried Art Show and Juried Photo Show invite high school student participation, each offering a dedicated student category. These juried exhibitions offer students a glimpse into the competitive world of art production and exhibition while still in formative development.
The Clerkson Committee, each year seeks out ways to assist less privileged young children, offering quality art classes or other cultural opportunities that they would not normally be able to attend. With this program, the BMFA partners with existing community arts providers.
The Visiting Artist Series brings several exhibitions of Contemporary art to the Arts Centre each year. The goal is to introduce creative practices and visions that lie outside of our everyday encounter with art, to expanded our audience, increase awareness and to promote art appreciation of a broader sampling of art practice operating in society today.
Offering special lectures and workshops on art, art history or cultural programs is ever expanding at the BMFA. The Visiting Artist Series typically features an educational presentation by one or more visiting artist, either on-site or in partnership with a local school.
The BMFA is always on the look-out for new educational opportunities, in any branch of the arts, and we are particularly interested in forming strategic partnerships with other like-minded organizations. If you have an idea, please contact the BMFA through administration.