Deadline

Please complete the online application form and all other required documentation must be received by Thursday, October 15, 2020 (4:00p.m. eastern time).

ArtFul Scholarships

These scholarships are for student artists, emerging artists, or established artists needing financial assistance to further their education in the visual arts.

$10,000 towards a visual art degree

$2,500 for workshops and approved visual art classes

Eligibility

  • To be eligible for an ArtFul Scholarship in the Visual Arts:
    Exhibit proficiency or intense career interest in painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design. We are also considering art history and museum studies.
  • This scholarship recognizes your potential participation and leadership in studio or applied arts.
  • The initial screening will be based on your scholarship application, Artist Statement responses, and a digital portfolio.

Application Process – Please Read Carefully

Application requirements include a resume of your artistic or art historical background (including courses taken and involvement in arts organizations), other academic activities, and responses to the included Artist Statement questions. You are also asked to submit a digital portfolio for studio art, illustration, photography, and graphic design applicants. If your interest is in art history or museum studies, we ask that you submit an essay in lieu of the portfolio.

Complete the ArtFul Visual Arts Scholarship application online, including the Artist Statement and one letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor, or professional colleague.

Upload your digital portfolio (see recommendations below) and submit a resume, if applicable, of your art exhibitions and recognition.

Artist Statements – Students, Please consider the following in your response.

How do you want to use this scholarship?
Describe your artistic process.
What are your influences and/or who inspired you to become involved in the arts?
Who is your favorite visual artist and why?
How did you become involved in art?
Which accredited art program will you attend?  Have you been accepted?
What is your current GPA?
If you were critiquing your own work, what constructive suggestions would you give yourself?

Artist Statement:  Emerging or established artists, please consider the following questions in your response

How do you want to use this scholarship?
Describe your artistic process.
How has your creative practices changed over time?
What are your influences and/or who inspired you to become involved in the arts?
If you were critiquing your own work, what constructive suggestions would you give yourself?
What is your dream project?
Professionally, what’s your goal?
What is integral to the work of an artist?
What role does the artist have in society?
What is the best piece of artistic advice you’ve been given?
What do you dislike about the art world?
What memorable responses have you had to your work?
What is an artistic outlook on life?

Send all Portfolio / Resume files – Please Read Carefully

Submit your portfolio of up to 10 pieces of your best pieces. Your portfolio can be uploaded as a zip file with your online application or you can provide a URL to an online portfolio. If for any reason you are not able to provide your portfolio by either of these two methods, a CD/flash drive that is clearly labeled with your name can be mailed separately to be added to your application.

Photographs of works should be labeled with your name, the piece number (1-10 in your digital portfolio), dimensions, medium, and title. Submit digital images or video files demonstrating the applicant’s visual artwork. Each image or video should be of high quality and clearly depict the artwork. Crop out unnecessary frames and make sure the camera is at the same angle as the artwork to eliminate awkward angles and perspectives in images. Enter the title, year created, description of concept behind the piece and any other relevant context for each item submitted.

Note: Digital portfolios samples will not be returned.

Studio Art – Portfolio of works in any studio medium (clay, graphite, oil paint, plaster, watercolor, lithographic prints, etc.) or combination of media

Illustrations – Portfolio of works in any studio medium (graphite, pen and ink, colored pen-cil, oil paint, watercolor, original prints, etc.) or combination of media

Graphic Design – Portfolio of works in any areas of design interest (typographic, page layouts, posters, logos, motion graphics)

All materials should be submitted via the online application form. If for any reason you are not able to complete the process online, you may request a printed copy of the application and that can be returned to:

ArtFul Visual Arts Initiative

Scholarship in the Visual Arts Committee Selection

c/o RPAC Gallery, 410 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877

Finalists will be contacted by a member of the review committee to arrange an in-person or videoconferencing meeting.

GOOD LUCK!
ArtFul is an equal opportunity organization.