Pratt Fine Arts Center offers a wide variety of scholarships and awards that provide educational and studio access opportunities for artists working in a variety artistic disciplines and at many different career levels.
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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING AWARDS:
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. Download the Pohlman Knowles Teen Scholarship Form to apply.
2016 AWARDS (Check Back for 2017 Application Details!):
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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