Ian Butler was one of the founding members of the Niagara Pumphouse Visual Arts Centre which opened in 1994. The ‘Niagara Pumphouse Arts Scholarship’ for Art Education was set up after Ian’s death in 2010. The purpose of the fund is to support an annual scholarship award to a deserving Niagara on the Lake graduating high school student pursuing a recognized post-secondary Visual Arts Programme.
In 2018, it was decided that a $200.00 Scholarship will be rewarded each year. Staff at the designated schools (A.N. Myer S.S., Laura Secord S.S. and Holy Cross S.S.) are to submit the appropriate student applicants for final selection.
After successful candidates are determined, The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre Scholarship Committee will give each student the opportunity to submit 3 digital images of their art pieces for the Niagara Pumphouse website for one year.
2020 Recipient: Emily Goldsworthy
Emily Goldsworthy is a young creator with an interest in and appreciation for a variety of art and media. Her artwork includes creation of digital art pieces, traditional animation, photography and development of video compositions. A graduate of Holy Cross Secondary School, Emily will continue on to post-secondary studies at Durham College with a focus on video production and animation. She hopes to build her career around the art of storytelling through visual mediums.