Grant Eligibility: Eligible to apply for AIC
Frances Litman has worked for news and magazine media as a writer/editor and photographer (1979-1994), built a thriving multi-media business (1990-present) and is accredited as a Master of Photographic Arts, photographic adjudicator and international speaker. Frances teaches photography privately, plus at the invitation of art colleges, private and public schools; she also leads international photo tours with a variety of travel companies. Her private work is regularly accepted into adjudicated art shows. In 2012, Frances created an annual community arts and sustainability festival, which 10,000 people have attended to date, plus voluntarily manages www.creativelyunited.org, a non-profit community solutions network. In 2017, she was the recipient of a Community Leadership Award and in 2018 received an Honourary Citizen of Victoria Award. Frances has also hosted, written and produced of a series of television programs focusing on community innovation and sustainability. She was also a 2015 federal Green Party candidate. As an Artist in the Classroom, Frances is available to share her wealth of experience and contagious enthusiasm for creative and meaningful inquiry with students of all ages.
Frances is well-known in our community as one of the leading photographers on Vancouver Island and has been for the past two decades. Her dedication to her craft and the community in which she resides has been worthy of the many photography and community leadership awards she has won over the years. Frances Litman's passion, dedication and commitment has resulted in us embracing the opportunity to work collaboratively with Frances and her EarthFocus and Creatively United for the Planet vision. Maryanne Trofimuk, Principal, Rockheights Middle School
I am writing to express my deep and abiding gratitude for my 16-year-old daughter's privileged exposure and involvement with Frances Litman and the Creatively United for the Planet Festival. She gave my daughter and other youth a platform and road map how to navigate a balanced and sustainable future and an opportunity to develop and showcase their artistic abilities and inspire other youth in the process. Kelly Gerhart