The Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is delighted to announce that the 2024 Bierk Art Bursary for Post-Secondary Studies in Visual Arts, Media Arts, Architecture, and Design has been awarded to Victoria Nunez. Victoria, graduating from Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, will be pursuing a Bachelor of Interior Design at Humber College this fall.

The Bierk Art Bursary Program was established to recognize arts champion and supporter Liz Bierk and to honor the contributions she and her husband, painter David Bierk, made to the arts in Peterborough. This generous $1,000 bursary is given to graduating Peterborough-area high school art students whose work demonstrates great promise (artistic merit) and who are seriously committed to further studies in the visual arts, media arts, architecture, or design at the post-secondary level.

“Victoria Nunez impressed the Selection Committee (distinguished artists and teachers, Cyd Hosker and Spencer Harrison) with her clearly demonstrated interest in examining design and the interior spatial elements of architecture. She will clearly benefit from all the possibilities the Humber program offers, and we wish her every success.” — Su Ditta, Executive Director, Electric City Culture Council (EC3). Victoria will be recognized, and the official presentation of the bursary will take place during the Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts at the Canadian Canoe Museum on October 10, 2024.

EC3 remains grateful to both Liz and David Bierk for their inspiration and their legacy of supporting the arts in every imaginable way. It is an honor to deliver this program every year.

A heartfelt thank you to Cydnee Hosker and Spencer Harrison for their exemplary work on the Bierk Art Bursary jury.