Americans for the Arts Scholarship Opportunities

Americans for the Arts Scholarship Opportunities

This Deadline Expired: Monday, February 24, 2020

Americans for the Arts is pleased to be able to offer a number of scholarship opportunities to artists and arts professionals interested in attending the 2020 Annual Convention and Public Art & Civic Design Conference.

Reimbursement Scholarships (6 available)

Partial Scholarships (up to 2 available)

Who can apply: Americans for the Arts members who wish to attend the Annual Convention or Public Art & Civic Design conference.   

What is given: Scholarships are in the form of up to $650 in post-facto reimbursement that can be used to reimburse (with appropriate receipts):

Partial Scholarship recipients will be notified of their scholarship in advance of registering but will be responsible for pre-paying travel & accommodation expenses. After the event, recipients must submit appropriate receipts for reimbursement.

Practicing Artist Scholarship (up to 4 available)

Who can apply: The Practicing Artist Scholarship is open to Americans for the Arts members who are practicing artists working in any artistic discipline (visual, performing, literary, dance, etc.) who wish to attend the Annual Convention or Public Art & Civic Design Conference.

What is given: Scholarships are in the form of up to $650 in post-facto reimbursement that can be used to reimburse (with appropriate receipts):

Practicing Artist Scholarship recipients will be notified of their scholarship in advance of registering but will be responsible for pre-paying travel & accommodation expenses. After the event, recipients must submit appropriate receipts for reimbursement.

Full Ride Scholarship Opportunities (10 available)

Full-Ride Scholarship – Emerging Leaders (up to 3 available)

Who can apply: The Emerging Leaders Full-Ride Scholarship is open to Americans for the Arts members who are under the age of 35 and/or have less than 5 years of experience in the arts field.

What is given: The Full-Ride Scholarship provides the recipient with:

Travel and hotel accommodations must be handled by Americans for the Arts.  Full-Ride Scholarship recipients will be expected to complete a report on the important takeaways and how you plan to use the information learned from the Annual Convention or Public Art & Civic Design Conference in your local community.

Full-Ride Scholarship – Leaders of Color (up to 3 available)

Who can apply: The Leaders of Color Full-Ride Scholarship is open to Americans for the Arts members at any point of their career who identify as ALAANA (African, Latino/a, Asian, Arab, and Native American) and/or a person of color. 

What is given: The Full-Ride Scholarship provides the recipient with:

Travel and hotel accommodations must be handled by Americans for the Arts.  Full-Ride Scholarship recipients will be expected to complete a report on the important takeaways and how you plan to use the information learned from the Annual Convention or Public Art & Civic Design Conference in your local community.

Full-Ride Scholarship – Rural Communities (up to 2 available)

Who can apply: The Rural Communities Full-Ride Scholarship is open to Americans for the Arts members who serve the needs of communities where access to the arts is limited by geography, race/ethnicity, or economics and the population is considered rural (less than 50,000) as defined by the U.S. Census and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

What is given: The Full-Ride Scholarship provides the recipient with:

Travel and hotel accommodations must be handled by Americans for the Arts. Full-Ride Scholarship recipients will be expected to complete a report on the important takeaways and how you plan to use the information learned from the Annual Convention or Public Art & Civic Design Conference in your local community.

Full-Ride Scholarship – LGBTQIA Leaders (up to 1 available)

Who can apply: The LGBTQIA Leaders Full-Ride Scholarship is open to Americans for the Arts members at any point of their career who identify under the LGBTQIA umbrella as defined by the Human Rights Campaign (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and/or Aesexual). For more information on the definition and initialism of LGBTQIA, refer to HRC’s Glossary of Terms: https://www.hrc.org/resources/glossary-of-terms.

What is given: The Full-Ride Scholarship provides the recipient with:

Travel and hotel accommodations must be handled by Americans for the Arts. Full-Ride Scholarship recipients will be expected to complete a report on the important takeaways and how you plan to use the information learned from the Annual Convention or Public Art & Civic Design Conference in your local community.

Full-Ride Scholarship – Small-size Budget (up to 1 available)

Who can apply: The Small-size Budget Full-Ride Scholarship is open to Americans for the Arts members whose organization’s operating revenue is $500,000 or less. Applicants must attach to their application a copy of Part I, Line 12 of their organization’s 990 form or Part I, Line 9 of their organization’s 990-EZ.  

What is given: The Full-Ride Scholarship provides the recipient with:

Travel and hotel accommodations must be handled by Americans for the Arts.  Full-Ride Scholarship recipients will be expected to complete a report on the important takeaways and how you plan to use the information learned from the Annual Convention or Public Art & Civic Design Conference in your local community.

External Scholarship Opportunities

Americans for the Arts is pleased to be able to offer scholarship opportunities to artists and arts professionals, who are non-members, interested in attending the 2020 Annual Convention and Public Art & Civic Design Conference.

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Scholarship (Up to 20 Available)

Who can apply: Any current (FY 2020) DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) individual or individual from a grantee organization (limit one scholarship per grantee organization) who wishes to attend the Annual Convention or Public Art & Civic Design Conference as well as a Pre-Event Workshop. Applicants are not required to be Americans for the Arts members.

What is given: The CAH Scholarship provides the recipient with:

The CAH Scholarship does not provide support for travel or hotel accommodations

 

 

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