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Queen's University

George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund

Guidelines for Applicants


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 Provost’s Advisory Committee for the Promotion of the Arts reviews all applications and authorizes the allocation of grants.

Applicant Eligibility

All members of the Queen's community are welcome to apply.

Project Eligibility

  1. 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.
  2. The Provost’s Advisory Committee for the Promotion of the Arts will not consider proposals for:
  • course-related activities;
  • projects that focus on research or on the creation of a work of art;
  • expenses already incurred.

Selection Process

  1. Deadline for submissions is April 23, 2014 . All materials submitted are held in confidence.
  2. The Provost’s Advisory Committee for the Promotion of the Arts will meet to review applications in May. Successful applicants will be notified in writing by June 15, 2014.


  1. In assessing project proposals, the Provost’s Advisory Committee for the Promotion of the Arts will consider the breadth and quality of the stimulation of the arts at Queen's as documented in the application and as demonstrated in the applicant's previous work;
  2. The impact the event will have on enriching the learning environment for students, academic unit(s) and the Queen’s and greater Kingston communities. The George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund supplements, rather than replaces, external or other internal sources of assistance. The Advisory Committee is not responsible for covering deficits of events that cost more than the anticipated budget.
  3. The Advisory 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.
  4. The funds are intended to cover costs associated with ensuring the event is accessible to participants 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. 
  5. The Advisory Committee may allow the substitution of a successful project by the same applicant with another equivalent event that serves the stated mission and time frame of the original proposal.


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 Form, 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.

Please submit one electronic copy of the Proposal Data Form to     

Proposal Data Form:

For further information, please contact the Peggy Watkin at:


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