UKRAINIAN RESOURCE and DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

Awards and Bursaries

Media artists, folk artists, new writers, musicians—if you are a MacEwan student whose creative projects have a Ukrainian or Ukrainian-Canadian focus, our awards program is for you.

The application deadline is November 30, unless otherwise noted in an award's information sheet. Award winners are announced in the spring.

Anna (nee Raycheba) Pidruchney was an Alberta homesteader, community activist, artist and author of two books about Ukrainian-Canadian pioneer life. She taught numerous writing classes in Ukrainian and English and had a special interest in young people. This award was established in 1989, in recognition of her life-long commitment to encouraging and promoting the works of young writers. The award is available annually to a writer for a work that includes Ukrainian-Canadian content (i.e., subject matter, theme, character or settings. The Ukrainian Canadian content may be from any historical period or country). Previous recipients of this award are not eligible to apply again.

ANNA PIDRUCHNEY AWARD Information SHEET

This award is made possible through an endowment established in 1989, on the occasion of William and Mary Kostash's 50th wedding anniversary. Both contributed significant leadership to the Ukrainian-Canadian community. It is awarded every second year for a project in film, video or new media that examines questions of Ukrainian-Canadian identity as it is formed in the 21st century in local and global contexts. Works in progress and/or completed works will be considered. Drama, documentary, experimental, educational and other genres are acceptable. Open to students and independent film, video or new media producers.

KOSTASH AWARD Information SHEET

KOSTASH AWARD APPLICATION FORM

The Ukraine Millennium Foundation promotes Ukrainian Music in Alberta and encourages students and the general public to pursue and develop their interest in the field of Ukrainian music.

UKRAINE MILLENNIUM FOUNDATION AWARD Information SHEET

This award was established in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the passing of Roman Soltykewych, and in recognition of his work in developing and fostering love and understanding of Ukrainian choral music. It is awarded annually to any qualified applicant (individual or group) determined to pursue further studies in the field of Ukrainian choral or vocal music.

ROMAN SOLTYKEVYCH AWARD Information SHEET

This award was established through the Ukrainian Music Society of Alberta (UMSA), in commemoration of the life of Serge Eremenko, one of the founders and a life-long member of the organization. UMSA is dedicated to promoting the awareness and development of Ukrainian music in Alberta. It is awarded annually to any qualified applicant (individual or group) planning to pursue further studies in the field of Ukrainian music. Courses of study or workshops, in progress or recently completed, will be considered.

SERGE EREMENKO AWARD Information SHEET

Congratulations to our 2020 award winners!

Larissa Pohoreski and Ben Gorodetsky

$1,300 Anna Pidruchney Award for Young Writers

Olga Zaitseva-Herz

$1,000 Roman Soltykewych Music Scholarship

Clayton Amero, Fabio Henao Caviedes, Gracie Safranovich

$1,000 Ukrainian Millennium Foundation Award

Michaelene Poworoznik

$500 Serge Eremenko Music Award