"Sophia" ©2006 Adrian Gottlieb, Oil on Belgin Linen (36"x24"). Collection of Janet and Michael Fourticq, CA
Adrian Gottlieb offers a small and personalized program. The painter teaches from his own working studio, so scholarships and grants are not possible. However, scholarships and grants are available for non-accredited atelier study. These are typically awarded through philanthropic, non-profit organizations and foundations.
Students should not limit themselves to applying for only fine art scholarships and grants. Research of scholarships and grants for individuals is encouraged.
Experience has shown that insightful organizations, private groups and individuals have recognized not only the value of traditional art training, but individual talent and dedication when awarding otherwise broad based educational financial support.
A highly respected resource for researching grants for individuals is The Foundation Center’s: Foundation Grants for Individuals Online.
The Art Deadlines List, a free monthly newsletter (email & paper; PREMIUM/PAID versions are also available), providing information about general arts opportunities such as scholarships, grants, juried exhibitions, competitions, calls for entry, residencies, festivals, funding, financial aid, and other opportunities for the general arts. Edited and published by Richard Gardner.
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation -- Grant
The Greenshields foundation was founded in 1955 by C.G. Greenshields in memory of his mother. The objective of the Foundation is to promote an appreciation of traditional expression in painting, drawing, printmaking or sculpture, by aiding worthy students or emerging artists who need further training OR other assistance. An international competition.
Work must be representational or figurative.
Abstract or non-representational art is precluded by the terms of the Foundation's Charter. The Foundation will not accept applications from commercial artists, photographers, video artists, filmmakers, craftmakers, or any artist whose work falls primarily into these categories.
To be eligible for a grant candidates are required to have already started or completed training in an established school of art and/or to demonstrate, through past work and future plans, a commitment to making art a lifetime career. No geographic requirements.
The Foundation welcomes applications throughout the year; there is no deadline for sending the application form. Each grant is $12,500 (Canadian). For more information, contact 1814 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite #1, Montreal, Quebec CANADA H3H 1E4 / telephone 514-937-9225 / fax 514-937-0141 / e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Renewal Center (ARC) Annual International Scholarship Competition
Designed to help talented students who are studying the techniques of realist drawing, painting and sculpture at ARC recognized ateliers, studio schools and as apprentices (students of individual ARC recognized artists) worldwide. Please read the scholarship requirements carefully. Any special questions or requests can be directed to the program director, Paul McCormack, at Scholarship@ArtRenewal.org
Important Note: Gottlieb Studio & Atelier is an Art Renewal Center (ARC) approved program of study. Qualified students are encouraged to apply for ARC scholarships. Letters of recommendation will be provided to those considered ready to represent the program..
The John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Foundation Fine Art Award
Although juried through the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, this is not a cowboy art competition and was never meant to be limited to American western or cowboy imagery.
The trust was started to support the study of classical painting and drawing techniques taught in the "western European tradition."
The scholarship, known as “The John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund,” is open to United States citizens only, both men and women, single or married, irrespective of race creed or color.
The age limit is between 18 and 35 years. Appointments will normally be for one year and the amount available for distribution will approximate $5,000.00. At the discretion of the Committee, this may be awarded in quarterly installments to one or more applicants.
The Committee reserves the right to disburse funds in whole or in part, as it deems advisable from careful study of the merits of the applicants as shown by their work and personal data. The decision of the Committee shall be final. Also, the Committee reserves the right to withhold appointments if, in its judgment, the work submitted fails to comply with the required standard or is inferior in quality.
The purpose of the Scholarship, in accordance with the clear stipulation of the Stacey’s will, is to foster high standard in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design, and technique, as these are expressed in modes showing patent affinity with the classical tradition of western culture. ONLY THOSE SHOULD APPLY WHO ARE SKILLED AND DEVOTED TO THIS CLASSICAL OR CONSERVATIVE TRADITION.
In general, the recipient may use the funds granted him in any way he wishes to further his art education along conservative lines, but the Committee reserves the right to make recommendations. Each successful competitor will be required to submit a brief quarterly report together with digital images on a disk of his work and a more complete report at the termination of the scholarship. All possible care will be taken of entries, but the Committee cannot be held responsible for loss or damage.
Do not send images or any material before November 1, as the Committee does not maintain storage facilities. Send images and completed application blank in one package by U.S. MAIL or Air Express.
Strict Scheduling is not possible with regard to judging work and announcing the awards. An interval of some weeks is usual.
Address inquiries toDiane Fowler
Download application from: http://www.nationalcowboymuseum.org/education/staceyfund/Default.aspx