Scholarships and Awards 

We are now accepting applications for 2017-18 scholarships and awards! Please read the descriptions and instructions below, and click on the application form to apply for the scholarship that interests you. The deadline to apply is June 5, 2017.

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!

Questions? Please email scholarships@pratt.org.

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.

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. Click here to apply. 

Recipients of the 2016/17 Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship were Asia Tail and Zorn Taylor.

ArtBridge Fellowship

In partnership with Method Gallery and Chihuly Garden and Glass, Pratt Fine Arts Center is pleased to offer the ArtBridge Fellowshipan 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. Click here to apply

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. Click here to apply

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. Click here to apply

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. Click here to apply

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. Click here to apply

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. Click here to apply.

Recipient of the 2016/17 Professional Artist-in-Residence Program was Kelda Martensen.