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Scholarships and Awards

Pratt's 2016/17 scholarship, grant and fellowship awards range in value, eligibility, and scope, and include merit-, project-, and financial need-based opportunities. Collectively, Pratt’s grants provide educational and studio practice benefits to artists of all ages and skill levels.

2016-17 Scholarships and Awards Program

 

Pratt’s 2016/2017 Scholarships and Awards seek to provide educational and studio practice benefits to artists of all age and skills levels.  Application for our program is now open and deadline to apply is June 6th, 2016 by 9am. The awards range in value, eligibility, and scope, and include merit-, project-, and financial need-based opportunities. Check out this great video that shows many of our recent scholarship and award recipients!

Applications are now being accepted for the following opportunities. For complete details and application requirements, please download and review the PDF scholarship call before beginning your online application for any award.  Applications will be reviewed by each Scholarship and Awards Committee in June, 2016. Results will be emailed to all applicants in July.

We are hosting TWO drop in informational sessions for people interested in applying for our 2016-2017 Scholarships and Awards! They will be: 

Saturday May 14th from 2-5pm in DRAWING/PAINTING

Monday, May 23rd from 6-9pm in YOUTH

Questions? Please email scholarships@pratt.org

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Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship

The Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship provides opportunities for artists of color to advance their careers through education and exposure. The Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship aims to amplify the work of underrepresented artists and equip them with the tools to progress to the next level in their professional journeys. These artists, in turn, will make powerful contributions to the cultural vitality of our region. The award includes $2,500 credit to apply towards class/workshop registrations and related supply fees, or studio/equipment access fees, as well as a $500 materials stipend paid directly to the artist.

Recipients of the 2016 Edwin T. Pratt Scholarships were Kyle Melendez Daigre, Priscilla Dobler, Cyreeta Mitchell, and Fox Anthony Spears.

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ArtBridge Fellowship

ArtBridge Fellowship provides a variety of educational resources, professional development opportunities, and Pratt studio access to an emerging artist in Washington State. Thanks to the generous support from RBC Wealth Management and Chihuly Garden and Glass, the ArtBridge Fellowship fosters the creation of new work from a promising talent, and equips that artist with the tools to advance to the next level in his/her professional journey.

Recipient of the 2015/2016ArtBridge Fellowship is Satpreet Kahlon.

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Lillian Yeh Scholarship for Lifelong Artists

The Lillian Yeh Scholarship for Lifelong Artists is open to young adults aged 18-25 who are currently pursuing higher education and possess a personal or professional interest in making art a lifelong passion. Generously supported by the family and friends of Lillian Yeh, who was a passionate and caring member of Pratt’s artist community, this $800 credit and Master level membership at Pratt Fine Arts Center is intended to supplement a college-level education by deepening a young person’s artistic educational experience specifically in the disciplines of painting/drawing or jewelry/metalsmithing.

Recipient of the 2015/2016 Lillian Yeh Scholarship for Lifelong Artists is Claire Wong.

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Pohlman Knowles Teen Scholarship

Founded by artists Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles, the Pohlman Knowles Teen Scholarship provides ongoing opportunities for Seattle’s high school students, with particular emphasis on at-risk teens, to participate in art-making classes, workshops and summer programs at Pratt Fine Arts Center.

Funded annually by an artwork donation from Pohlman Knowles Studio to Pratt’s annual fine art auction, scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis and may be used towards teen-specific classes and supply fees.

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Pratt/SMG Partners Grant: Jewelry and Metal Arts

In partnership with Seattle Metals Guild (SMG), and to nurture the development of our shared artist community, the Pratt/SMG Partners Grant is open to jewelry and metal artists of all levels, aged 18 years and older, who are active members of SMG and who wish to refine their skills or pursue new or experimental directions in their medium. The grant covers the cost of registration for one jewelry/metals class at Pratt Fine Arts Center and an automatic annual SMG membership renewal.

Recipients of the 2016 Pratt/SMG Partners Grant are Adam Atkinson and Jennifer Bennett.

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Pratt/Seattle Print Arts Partners Grant

Formerly known as the Seattle Print Arts (SPA) Scholarship, the Pratt-SPA Grant is open to Puget Sound printmakers of all levels, aged 18 years and older, who are active members of SPA and who wish to refine their skills or pursue new or experimental directions in their discipline.

Recipient of the 2015-2016Seattle Print Arts Scholarship is Vivian Wang.

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Jon and Mary Shirley Scholarship in Glass

The Jon and Mary Shirley Scholarship in Glass is open to emerging glass artists, aged 18 years and older, who have completed a glass arts class/workshop at Pratt Fine Arts Center or have accessed Pratt’s glass facilities independently within the past calendar year. Generously funded by the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation, the award includes a $3,750 credit and Master level membership at Pratt Fine Arts Center for use towards class/workshop registrations and studio access fees for any of Pratt‘s glass facilities including the hot shop, warm shop, cold shop, mold room and use of the sandblaster.

Recipients of the 2015-2016 Jon and Mary Shirley Scholarship in Glass are Courtney Branam and Trenton Quiocho.

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Professional Artist-in-Residence Program

Pratt Fine Arts Center’s Professional Artist-in-Residence Program provides established artists the opportunity to use Pratt’s specialized studios and experienced artist assistants to explore new artistic endeavors during a month-long residency. The program includes a cash award, supply stipend, and courses registration/studio rental credit at Pratt. As a part of the residency, recipient teaches a workshop in his/her area of expertise, provides a public lecture or demonstration, and exhibits his/her work at Pratt or a partner venue.

Recipient of the 2015 Professional Artist-in-Residence Program was Junko Yamamoto.

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Need Help? Come to a Scholarship and Awards workshop in May! These Q&A sessions can help you create a strong application. Check out Pratt’s Facebook page for workshop dates and more information.

 

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Because scholarship availability is based on funding, Pratt reserves the right to discontinue any scholarship.

 

PREVIOUS SCHOLARSHIP AND AWARD RECIPIENTS

2016 Edwin T. Pratt Scholarships:

Kyle Melendez Daigre

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Priscilla Dobler

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Cyreeta Mitchell

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Fox Anthony Spears

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2015 Professional Artist-in-Residence: Junko Yamamoto

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Floating Cloud, 2013 36 x 36 in Oil on canvas

 


ArtBridge Fellow: Satpreet Kahlon

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Holding Hands, 2014 72 x 48 x 8 in wood, repurposed fiber, dried wedding bouquet, found objects, natural dye, natural elements

 


Jon & Mary Shirley Scholarship in Glass:

Courtney Branam

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Storm 2, 2014 10 x 15 x 7.5 in blown glass and steel
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Trenton Quiocho

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Rock Crab, 2015 6 x 12 x 4 in hot sculpted glass

 


Pratt/Seattle Metals Guild Partners Grant:     

Adam Atkinson

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Bee Reliquary, 2013 2 x 1 x 3 in brass, preserved honey bee, pin
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Jennifer Bennett 

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Fossil (pendant necklace), 2014 4.5 x 3 x 1 in mica, polymer clay, crystal, titanium, silver

 


Pratt/Seattle Print Arts Partners Scholarship: Vivian Wang

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The Tetragon Transfiguration, 2015 12.5 x 15.5 in Intaglio on Paper

 


Lillian Yeh Scholarship for Lifelong Artists: Claire Wong 

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inside (series), 2015 12 x 12 in each Oil on canvas