Scholarships and Awards 

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2020 Spring Professional Artist-in-Residence Program - Jewelry/Small Metals 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. Residency runs April 5 - May 3, 2020.  Click here for details and to apply. Application Deadline January 29, 2020.


Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship   

Pratt Fine Arts Center is pleased to offer the Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship, providing 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.

Pratt Fine Arts Center serves as a lasting tribute to Edwin T. Pratt, a man who relentlessly championed open and equal access to educational and housing opportunities for all of Seattle's residents. Pratt Fine Arts Center honors his memory by continuing to pursue its mission of making art accessible to everyone, for people of all ages, all skill levels, and all backgrounds. This scholarship is one way Pratt makes that mission a reality. 

Furthermore, Pratt Fine Arts Center will make every possible effort to promote the recipients work and ensure maximum public exposure throughout the experience. This may include, but is not limited to, securing an appropriate site for a culminating exhibition at the end of the award cycle. In addition, scholarship recipients will be paired with mentors who will provide guidance throughout the award term. Click here for details. 


Jon and Mary Shirley Scholarship in Glass 

Through the generous and enduring support of the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation, Pratt Fine Arts Center is pleased to offer an enhanced, project-based scholarship to support an emerging artist pursing a career in the glass arts the opportunity to explore new or experimental directions in their practice and leverage Pratt's valuable educational resources. Click here for details.


Lillian Yeh Scholarship for Lifelong Artists 

Through the generous support of her family and friends, Pratt is pleased to offer this merit-based scholarship in memory of Lillian Yeh, who was a passionate and caring member of Pratt's community. Her love for the arts will be honored at Pratt through the Lillian Yeh Scholarship for Lifelong Artists, which encourages young adults (aged 18-25) to pursue art-making as a lifelong passion. Click here for more details.


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 mediums or disciplines. Click here for details.


Pratt/Seattle Print Arts Partners Grant 

In partnership with Seattle Print Arts (SPA), and to nurture the development of our shared artist community, Pratt is pleased to offer an enhanced funding grant in printmaking (formerly known as the Seattle Print Arts Scholarship). This grant is specifically for Puget Sound printmakers who are members of Seattle Print Arts. Click here for more details.

Pratt/Seattle Metals Guild Partners Grant: Jewelry and Metal Arts 

In partnership with Seattle Metals Guild (SMG), and to nurture the development of our shared artist community, Pratt is pleased to offer a grant specifically for Puget Sound jewelry and metal artists who are active members of SMG. Click here for details.


The Pohlman Knowles Teen Scholarship Fund 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.


To see a list of last year's 2019-2020 scholarship & award recipients, click here.