Applications for 2017-18 scholarships and awards are now closed (with the exception of the Pohlman Knowles scholarship, which is ongoing). Thank you to all who applied!
If you applied for one of our awards, please note that you will receive confirmation of your application by June 9th and the recipients will be selected by mid-July. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
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.
Check out this great video that shows many of our recent scholarship and award recipients!
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 Formto apply.
Theresa Jane Teen Glass Scholarship
The Theresa Jane Teen Glass Scholarship provides glass instruction, professional mentorship and portfolio development to a female High School student in her sophomore or junior year with prior glass experience. The aim is to provide support for a young woman to create a body of work and encourage her goal of becoming a professional glass artist. This scholarship is generously funded through the Theresa Jane Fund. The Theresa Jane Teen Glass Scholarship is open to a High School student in her sophomore or junior year who identifies as female and currently lives in Washington State. Applicants should have at least one year of glass experience before applying. Children of board, advisory board, instructors, and staff members of Pratt Fine Arts Center are not eligible to apply. For details and to apply, download the Theresa Jane Teen Glass Scholarship Form here.
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. Click here for details on the Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship.
Recipients of the 2016/17 Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship were Asia Tail and Zorn Taylor.
In partnership with Method Gallery and Chihuly Garden and Glass, Pratt Fine Arts Center is pleased to offer the ArtBridge Fellowship, an award that provides a variety of educational resources, professional development opportunities, and Pratt studio access to an emerging artist in Washington State. The ArtBridge Fellowship supports the creation of new work and equips the artist with the tools to advance to the next level in his/her professional journey. Click here for details on the ArtBridge Fellowship.
Recipient of the 2016/17 ArtBridge Fellowship was Markel Uriu.
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. Click here for details on the Lillian Yeh Scholarship.
Recipient of the 2015/2016 Lillian Yeh Scholarship for Lifelong Artists was 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. Click here for details on the Pratt/SMG Partners Grant.
Recipients of the 2016/17 Pratt/SMG Partners Grant was Anne Johnston.
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. Click here for details on the Pratt-SPA Grant.
Recipient of the 2016/17 Seattle Print Arts Scholarship was Michele Landsaat.
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. Click here for details on the Shirley Scholarship in Glass.
Recipients of the 2016/17 Jon and Mary Shirley Scholarship in Glass were Tanner Clark and Jamie Randall.
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. Click here for details on the Arist-in-Residence Program.
Recipient of the 2016/17 Professional Artist-in-Residence Program was Kelda Martensen.
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