Tell your wildlife story with The Fur-Bearers’ Arts Grant

A mural by artist Kim Hunter
This beautiful mural was painted by Kim Hunter in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. The Fur-Bearers did not provide funding for this painting, however, it is representative of fur-bearing animals and their ecosystems and, with a coexistence message, would fit the arts grant program. See more of Kim Hunter's art at

A mural can spark the imagination of passersby and help spread messages of coexistence and compassion through a community. And The Fur-Bearers want to help artists in Canada tell stories of fur-bearing animals through a new grant program, which officially opens September 1, 2021.

The Fur-Bearers Arts & Science Scholarship was created in 2021 to support individuals who are committed to improving co-existence with wildlife in Canada. As human and non-human animal environments have become inextricably linked, it is vital that we continue to find innovative ways to live peacefully among wild animals and develop non-lethal alternatives in addressing perceived human-animal conflict. Part of this also includes creating wildlife-minded communities and amplifying the message of coexistence within our society.

The Arts stream is for projects that use the arts (murals, sculptures, and other mediums) to engage with their communities and share the message of coexistence. We’ve included a few samples of incredible art we’ve seen across Canada that inspire us below:

Above gallery photos were provided by Emily Havermann from various locations across the Greater Toronto Area and Canada. To see more of Emily’s adventures on Instagram follow her @emeraldcuckoo.

To apply for the $1,000 art scholarship, click here. Conditions and restrictions apply. The grant program opens for applications on September 1, 2021 and closes September 30, 2021. Two scholarships are available: one for the arts stream, one for the sciences stream, and they are issued annually. If you have further questions and can’t find answers on our Scholarships page or would like to donate to support our scholarships, please contact

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Established in 1953, The Fur-Bearers is a charitable, non-partisan organization whose goals are to end the commercial fur trade and promote solutions for wildlife coexistence in communities. Your donation is tax-deductible. Charitable registration number: 130006125RR0002

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