b'Reach Mentorship/Residency For The ArtsEmerging Canadian artists Anna Bucciarelli, Natalya Gennadi, and Stacey Yerofeyeva (Nastasia Y) shared the $25,000 REACH Mentorship/Residency for the Arts in 2021, a project of the Shevchenko Foundation in partnership with the Ihnatowycz Family Foundation.Anna Bucciarelli, a Toronto-based visual artist and arts educator, received REACH funding for research related to her initiative to preserve and advance the tradition of Ukrainian folk art by adapting Petrykivka painting techniques for the digital age. Natalya Gennadi, an opera singer living in Toronto, received REACH funding for mentorship and a self-directed residency to advance the professional training that will enable the creation of her Ukrainian vocal music project. Stacey Yerofeyeva (Nastasia Y), a Toronto-based multi-genre vocalist and keyboardist, received REACH funding for virtual mentorship by ethnomusicologist Marichka Marczyk and select Slavic and Balkan voice specialists. Now in its third year, the REACH program calls on emerging Canadian artists to reach for their career dreams by seeking opportunities for mentorship, residency, internship, training, workshop, and research.The 2021 REACH adjudication panel included Victor Malarek, multiple-award-winning investigative reporter and broadcast journalist (The Globe and Mail, W5, the fifth estate), and author of numerous internationally successful books and screenplays; Carissa Klopoushak, violinist (Canadas National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ironwood Quartet), vocalist (Tyt i Tam turbo-folk band), recording artist (SOUNDWORLDS), and artistic director (Ottawa Chamberfest); and Gordon Gordey, internationally recognized professional arts stage director, producer, and librettist/writer of 25 original dance works (Shumka Dancers), recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in the development of theatre in Alberta in Theatre 100 and Vice President of the Shevchenko Foundation Board of Directors.The REACH Mentorship/Residency for the Arts was established for emerging artists who are 40 years of age or younger; have a connection to Ukrainian heritage through background, art, culture and/or language (with no requirement to be Ukrainian Canadian); and work actively within the Ukrainian arts community in Canada and/or worldwide. Applicants are also required to have practised at a peer-recognized advanced career level for a minimum of two years in visual, literary or performing arts, new media, or arts management. Fourteen applications for REACH 2021 funding were received from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.24 ShevchenkoFoundationAnnualReport/'