Since 1955, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation is very proud to have provided financial assistance to over 1800 artists and art students from around the world. The Foundation is a private Canadian foundation that was created and endowed in 1955 by Mr. Charles Glass Greenshields. It provides financial grants of C$15,000 (first grants) and C$18,000 (second and third grants) to students and to artists in the early or developmental stage of their career. The Foundation focuses solely on those who work in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking. Grants are intended to assist applicants in the study or practice of their art, and the costs associated therewith, such as tuition, studio rental, model fees, travel and living expenses. Eligible courses of study or training include undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate studies and diploma programs from accredited institutions, recognized residencies, apprenticeships/internships and studio training.