PRESS RELEASE / COMMNUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE
For Immediate Release, Ottawa, On
An innovative partnership for the benefit of students at the Ottawa School of Art
November 19, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) DeSerres and the Ottawa School of Art (OSA) are pleased to announce the winner of this year’s DeSerres Adopt-an-Art-Student Scholarship Program. We will be announcing the ‘adopted’ first year diploma student from the OSA on Monday November 23, 2015 at 11:00 am at the DeSerres store located at the St. Laurent Shopping Centre.
Many talented first year students at OSA face financial hardship when they begin their studies. DeSerres has agreed to provide an annual scholarship in the form of monthly support to a student enrolled for a minimum of one year in a full time program (Portfolio Development Program or 3-year Diploma Program) at OSA. DeSerres’ support is loosely based (and with tongue in cheek) on the concept of adoption, as used by the Foster Parent Plan, etc.
The selected student will receive $1200 to be put towards their tuition and 8 DeSerres gift certificates of $50 to help with the materials and art supplies. The goal is to provide the “adopted” art student with financial and material support during the academic year. In addition, the adopted student will have the opportunity to display selected work on an ongoing basis in a prominent location in the DeSerres St. Laurent Shopping Centre store. This will serve both as a public venue for the student’s artwork as well as a window on the progress for the interested public.
DeSerres and the Ottawa School of Art extend a warm invitation to you to be present for this momentous announcement and to meeting the ‘adopted’ student.
DeSerres, as a third-generation family-owned and proudly Canadian business, DeSerres has close ties to the art community and understands the importance of supporting artists every step of the way.
Founded in 1908 with 34 stores coast to coast and an online shop, DeSerres supplies every level of artist the tools they need to be able to express their passions and emotions. DeSerres is proud to have created a brand that helps artists leave their mark and is honoured to support the Ottawa School of Art and one of their promising new art students.
The Ottawa School of Art (OSA) is a publically funded, community based, private career college and general school for instruction in all aspects of the visual arts. OSA has been this city’s premier visual arts institution since 1879, and continues to be a leading centre for visual arts education and creative expression in the Ottawa region. Our classes, workshops and programs are open to members of the public of all ages and skill levels. Through well-designed programs, OSA offers high quality instruction to our students through direct involvement with professional artists.
With our motto, “Teaching Art to Everyone” the OSA encourages the production and display of art from our 12 studios and 3 gallery spaces that are free to the public. The school runs two campuses located at 35 George Street in the ByWard Market and at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orleans.
For more information please contact:
613 241-7471 poste 25
Conseillère principale marketing
514-842-6695 poste 7333
École d’art d’Ottawa
35, rue George
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400, boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, bureau 1200