Scholarships and Awards 

We are now taking applications for the 2018-19 Scholarship and Award season. Find details below on each opportunity, and click on the links to apply. The deadline to apply for scholarships and awards is June 6, 2018. 

ArtBridge Fellowship
In partnership with Chihuly Garden and Glass and METHOD Gallery, the ArtBridge Fellowship fosters the creation and exhibition 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 Fellowship culminates with a solo exhibition at METHOD Gallery. Click here for details. Click here to apply.

Eligibility: The ArtBridge Fellowship is open to emerging visual artists, aged 18 years and older, who currently reside in Washington State. Board, advisory board, and staff members of any of the partner organizations, as well as Pratt instructors, are not eligible to apply.

Fellowship Award: Over the duration of the award year, which runs September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019, the ArtBridge Fellowship includes:
  • $1,500 credit at Pratt Fine Arts Center to apply towards class/workshop registrations and related supply fees, and studio/equipment access fees *
  • Master level membership at Pratt Fine Arts Center
  • $1,000 materials stipend paid directly to the artist
  • Sponsored attendance in Artist Trust’s Art Business Night School Program: Professional Development for Visual Artists (exact dates TBD)
  • $300 reimbursement for professional photography services
  • Yearlong mentorship and guidance from METHOD Gallery in preparation for a culminating solo exhibition
  • An exhibit at METHOD Gallery mid-2019
 
Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship
The Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship aims to amplify the work of underrepresented artists of color and equip them with education and tools that will help them progress to the next level in their professional journeys. Click here for details. Click here to apply.

Eligibility: The Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship is open to visual artists of color at any career stage, aged 18 years and older. Board, advisory board, and staff members of Pratt Fine Arts Center, as well as Pratt instructors, are not eligible to apply.

Award: Each Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship will include:
  • $2,500 credit at Pratt Fine Arts Center to apply towards class/workshop registrations and related supply fees, or studio/equipment access fees * (the credit may be applied over the duration of the award year, which runs September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019)
  • $500 materials stipend paid directly to the artist
  • Master level membership at Pratt Fine Arts Center (provides studio access, discounts on classes and supplies).
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Jon and Mary Shirley Scholarship in Glass
Generously funded by the Jon & Mary Shirley Foundation, this scholarship is awarded to emerging artists who wish to pursue new or experimental directions in glass art. Click here for details. Click here to apply.

Eligibility: 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 or workshop at Pratt Fine Arts Center or have accessed Pratt’s glass facilities independently within the past calendar year. This scholarship may not be used to fund production work using Pratt’s glass facilities. Board, advisory board, and staff members of Pratt Fine Arts Center, as well as Pratt instructors, are not eligible to apply.

Award: The Jon and Mary Shirley Scholarship in Glass, now a $3750 award, may be applied towards glass arts class/workshop registrations and studio access fees for Pratt‘s glass facilities including the hot shop, warm shop, cold shop, mold room and use of the sandblaster. Recipient will also receive an annual Master level membership at Pratt for the duration of the award year, which runs September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019.

 
Professional Artist-in-Residence Program
Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Professional Artist-in-Residence Program provides established artists the opportunity to use Pratt’s specialized studios to explore new artistic endeavors during a month-long residency. The recipient will be featured in a free public lecture and exhibit work at Pratt or a partner venue. Click here for details. Click here to apply

Eligibility: The Artist-in-Residence Program is open to professional working visual artists aged 18 years and older. Board, advisory board, and staff members of Pratt Fine Arts Center, as well as Pratt instructors, are not eligible to apply.

Award: The residency runs September 4 – October 4, 2018 during which time the recipient will have generous access to Pratt’s printmaking and painting/drawing studios. The recipient may also explore Pratt’s other disciplines such as blacksmithing, metal sculpture, stone sculpture, mold making, jewelry/metalsmithing, wood-working, and a variety of glass arts. However, access to these other studios is contingent on availability whereas Pratt’s printmaking/painting/drawing studios are available throughout the residency at any time during Pratt’s normal operating hours (daily 9AM to 10PM).

Pratt will reimburse for travel to/from Seattle and will provide housing within the city for the duration of the residency. Pratt will also reimburse up to $300 for local transportation (rental car, public transit, taxi/driver service, etc…).  

The residency includes a $2,000 stipend, and a $500 credit for use towards tuition and fees for classes and access in studios other than printmaking/painting/drawing. Access to private instruction is available with prearrangement. Pratt will provide a venue, reception, and publicity for a public lecture and in-studio exhibition.


 
Pratt/Seattle Print Arts Partners Grant
Offered in partnership with Seattle Print Arts (SPA), the Pratt/SPA Partners Grant provides opportunity for a printmaker who aims to refine skills or pursue new directions in the discipline. Click here for details. Click here to apply.

Eligibility: The Pratt/SPA Partners Grant is open to 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. Previous involvement or prerequisite classes at Pratt are not required. Board, advisory board, and staff members of Pratt Fine Arts Center and SPA, as well as Pratt instructors, are not eligible to apply.

Award: The Pratt/SPA Partners Grant, a $1000 award, is to be applied towards printmaking classes and workshops, and supply fees at Pratt Fine Arts Center. $250 will be distributed directly to the recipient for purchasing materials and supplies. In addition to the financial award, the recipient will also receive:
  • One-year SPA membership renewal
  • One-year Master Level membership at Pratt Fine Arts Center
  • Access to Pratt’s printmaking studio for the duration of the award year, this runs September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019.* (Worth 12 x $150 =$1800).
     
Pratt/ Seattle Metals Guild Partners Grant
Offered in partnership with Seattle Metals Guild (SMG), the Pratt/SMG Partners Grant is designed to supporta metal artist who aims to refine skills or pursue new directions in the discipline. Click here for details. Click here to apply.

Eligibility: 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. Board, advisory board, and staff members of Pratt Fine Arts Center and SMG, as well as Pratt instructors, are not eligible to apply.

Award: The Pratt/SMG Partners Grant covers the cost of registration for one jewelry/metals class at Pratt Fine Arts Center. It may be used to enroll in a one-day workshop, weekend workshop, or a 4-, 6-, or 8-week class in Pratt’s jewelry/metals studios occurring between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019. Recipient will also receive a one-year SMG membership renewal.

 
Lillian Yeh Scholarship for Lifelong Artists
This scholarship 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. Generously supported by the family and friends of Lillian Yeh. Click here for detailsClick here to apply

Eligibility: The award is open to young adults between the ages of 18-25 who are pursuing higher education and possess a personal or professional interest in making art a lifelong passion. Limited to the disciplines of painting/drawing or jewelry/metalsmithing, the Lillian Yeh Scholarship for Lifelong Artists is intended to supplement a college-level education by deepening a young person’s educational experience. Board, advisory board, and staff members of Pratt Fine Arts Center, as well as Pratt instructors, are not eligible to apply.

Award: The award, an $800 scholarship and Master level Pratt membership, may be applied exclusively towards class/workshop registrations and related supply and studio access fees in Pratt Fine Arts Center’s Drawing/Painting or Jewelry/Metalsmith studios, and must be used between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019.
 

Theresa Jane Teen Glass Scholarship This scholarship provides glass instruction, professional mentorship and portfolio development to a High School student in her sophomore or junior year, supporting the creation of a body of work and encouraging her goal of becoming a professional glass artist. This scholarship is generously funded through the Theresa Jane Fund. Click here for details and to apply.

Eligibility: Open to high-school students entering their sophomore or junior year in fall of 2018 who:
• self-identify as female;
• currently live in Washington State;
• have had at least one year of glass instruction.
Children of board and advisory-board members, instructors, and staff of Pratt Fine Arts Center are not eligible.

Award: The award year runs from September 1, 2018, to August 31, 2019. During the award year the Theresa Jane Teen Glass Scholarship will provide:
• $3,000 credit at Pratt Fine Arts Center to apply towards class/workshop registrations and related supply fees (Teen, Adult, and Master Classes at Pratt Fine Arts Center are eligible)
• $500 reimbursement for professional portfolio photography services
• $700 materials stipend paid directly to the artist
• 6 meetings with a mentor throughout the award year (required)


The Pohlman-Knowles Teen Scholarship is open for applications year-round. This scholarship was founded by and named in honor of artists Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles to provide ongoing art opportunities for Seattle’s high school students, with particular emphasis on providing opportunities for high school students who would not otherwise have access to Pratt classes. They continue to support this scholarship through a donation of art to Pratt’s annual auction. Click here for details and to apply.

Eligibility
This scholarship will be awarded to student(s) based on his or her interests. Pratt board members and their families, as well as Pratt staff, are not eligible to apply. 

Award: Selected students will be awarded a scholarship for a specific class at Pratt Fine Arts Center. The scholarship may be used for classes, art weeks and workshops in any of Pratt’s studios.
 

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To see a list of last year's scholarship and award recipients, click here