Awards Information

Arts Carleton Place Student Award Program

The Arts Carleton Place Student Award Program offers a $1000.00 bursary to both Carleton Place High School and Notre Dame Catholic High School. The schools decide on how much and to whom the money will be awarded. Recipient is to be chosen by the school, based on the criteria listed below.


  • Must be a student at Carleton Place High School or Notre Dame Catholic High School
  • Must have been accepted into a recognized post-secondary institution and is registered into a full time arts program
  • Must have demonstrated a commitment to their art form in their high school and or community

Eligible programs may include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing Arts (theatre, music, dance)
  • Visual Arts (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, media, animation, film)
  • Applied Arts (graphic design, industrial design, fashion/textile design, interior design, decorative art, functional art, architecture, creative advertising, radio broadcasting)
  • Literary Arts (literature, creative writing, poetry, song-writing)

Students interested in this award should contact their high school for more information.

Past Award Winners


The 2017 bursary recipients were: Ben Ivens and Jessica Neil from Notre Dame High School and Nick Busby from Carleton Place High School.


Arts Carleton Place is pleased to announce our 2016 Bursary Winners: $500 was awarded to Leah West from Notre Dame High School who is pursuing Drama at Queen’s U., $250 to Josh Tyson who is going to Brock U. in Dramatic Arts and $250 to Katie Irvine who is attending York U.  for her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. Congratulations to all!


At Carleton Place High School, Board member Carol Stephen presented the $500 Bursary to Pierre Yves Boulerice who will be studying game design at Sheridan College. At Notre Dame High School, Treasurer Ashley Stufko presented $250 to Sarah Derdzinski who is starting her BA in Fine Arts at Ottawa University. Joshua Ivens received $250 to study pre-Animation & Illustration at Algonquin College. Congratulations to all!


We are pleased to announce that Jade Armstrong, graduate of Notre Dame HS is pursuing further studies at Sheridan College in animation and has become an Arts CP member. Ashton Christina from Carleton Place HS will be attending Trent University studying Anthropology/forensic facial reconstruction combining art and science. Each student has received $500.


Arts Carleton Place is pleased to announce our 2013 Bursary Award winners:  The $500 Carleton Place High School recipient is Amir Van Alphen who is at Bishop University in Music Education.  Notre Dame High School had 2 recipients: $250 to Rachel Moffa who is studying Fine Arts at Ottawa University and $250 to Jessica Moran who is at Algonquin College in Animation. Thank you to Elsie Campbell, Board member, who presented the awards to the winners in June. Congratulations to all!


Congratulations to the 2012 bursary winners who are:
Mitchell Woodruff of Carleton Place High School
Chantal Horan and Steven MacMillan of Notre Dame High School


Congratulations to the Arts Carleton Place $500 bursary winners for this year:
Carleton Place High School – Aurora Judge – OACD for sculpture
Notre Dame High School – Alex Stalker – Algonquin College – video game development


This year, we have awarded two bursaries of $500 each to Devin Brown, Carleton Place High School and to Gabrielle Hoover, Notre Dame Catholic High School.

The Board presented $300 one time awards to the following arts community organizations: LiPS Slam Poetry, the Mississippi Mudds Youth Choir, the Carleton Place & District Community Band and to business and community supporter SRC Music for their Youth Programme.


Arts Carleton Place presented the 2009 Student Award to the following successful applicants: Lisa Hartwig, Stephanie Hachey and Rebekah Young. Congratulations!


After a successful “Sounds of Downtown” fundraiser in September, Arts Carleton Place presented the 2008 Bursary Awards to the following: students Lauren Leblanc, Andrew Dixon, Arts Carleton Place Chair Ina Jackson, Emerging Artist Award winner Lindsay Fry, students Nathan Flint, Jessie Bonnah, Arts Carleton Place Awards Committee member Chris MacLachlan. Congratulations to all!


The 2007 Opportunity Award which is presented to a practicing artist in the community goes to Anne McRae, a local songwriter and musician.

The Student Bursary Awards are offered to local high school students who have been accepted into an arts related program at a Post-Secondary School.

The 2007 recipients are Matthew Clement from Carleton Place High School who is going to be studying visual arts at York University and Danielle Smith from Notre Dame High School who plans to study graphic design at the Ontario College of Art and Design.