Scholarships and Awards 

We are pleased to announce the 2019-20 Call for Artists! See below to apply for Pratt Scholarships and Awards. For information on how scholarships are scored, click here. Applications are due June 7, 2019.




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

Fellowship Award: Over the duration of the award year, which runs September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020, 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-2020 

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. Click here to apply.

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The Bernie Funk Artist Explorations Scholarship 
This scholarship is awarded on an annual basis for an adult who identifies as an artist working in two-dimensional or three-dimensional media, excluding glass. The scholarship will include classes in the metal, wood, stone, drawing, painting, or printmaking studios, a membership to Pratt, studio access, a supply stipend, and include professional development opportunities. Click here for details.

Scholarship Award: 
  • $3,000 credit at Pratt Fine Arts Center to apply towards class/workshop registrations, class supply fees, or studio/equipment access fees * (the credit may be applied over the duration of the award year, which runs September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020) 

  • $1,000 materials stipend paid directly to the artist 

  • Up to $500 reimbursed for professional development workshops such as those offered in Artist Trust’s Art Business Night School program 

  • Master level membership at Pratt Fine Arts Center (provides studio access, discounts on classes and supplies) 

Eligibility: The Bernie Funk Artist Explorations Scholarship is open to visual artists 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. Click here to apply.

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Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship   
This 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. Click here for details.  

Award:

  • $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, 2019 – August 31, 2020) 

  • $500 materials stipend paid directly to the artist 

  • Master level membership at Pratt Fine Arts Center (provides studio access, discounts on classes and supplies)   

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.  Click here to apply.

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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.
 

Scholarship 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, 2019 through August 31, 2020.

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.  Click here to apply

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Mary and Gary Molyneaux Scholarship for Womxn (50 and Over)
Through the generous support of Mary and Gary Molyneaux, Pratt is pleased to offer a new scholarship supporting the continued creative advancement of established womxn artists, 50 years of age or over. This scholarship is designed to provide opportunities for an artist to explore new medium or disciplines. Click here for details

Scholarship Award: The award, a $1,250 scholarship and Master level Pratt membership, may be applied exclusively towards class/workshop registrations and/or studio access fees in Pratt Fine Arts Center’s studios, and must be used between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020.*  
 

Eligibility: The award is open to individuals 50 years of age or over who identify as female. Board, advisory board, and staff members of Pratt Fine Arts Center, as well as Pratt instructors, are not eligible to apply. Click here to apply.

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Professional Artist-in-Residence Program - Printmaking/Drawing/Painting Focus
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. THIS SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE OPEN LATER IN 2019. CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS. 

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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.
 

Grant 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, 2019 through August 31, 2020. (Worth 12 x $150 =$1800)  

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. Click here to apply.

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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. 

Grant 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, 2019 and August 31, 2020. Recipient will also receive a one-year SMG membership renewal. 
 

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. Click here to apply.

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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 details.

Scholarship 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, 2019 and August 31, 2020.  

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. Click here to apply.

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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.

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