Manhattan Graphics Center awards 11 scholarships each year. Any artist who has not previously worked at MGC (i.e. taken a class, taught a class, served as a monitor, or purchased open workshop time) is eligible to apply. Printmaking experience is not required, and there is no fee to apply. A scholarship consists of: tuition waiver for class (either one core class or two workshops), unlimited open workshop hours for one term, $125 materials reimbursement, storage space for one term, and MGC membership for 1 year (includes eligibility to participate in members’ events and exhibitions). Awardees also have the opportunity to deliver a public artist talk and make a donation of one print to the MGC archive after the conclusion of the scholarship term.
Please see further eligibility requirements below. We invite you to visit the studio at your convenience.
The MGC Scholarship Program does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of age, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin, or disability status.
MGC Scholarships are intended for emerging through mid-career artists. Current college or university students are not eligible. Applicants’ financial need is also considered when awarding scholarships.
Must be eligible to work or study in the United States.
Please submit in a single PDF labeled: [ArtistName_MGC_Scholarship_TermYEAR] (see sample document)
Complete contact information.
Six images of artwork, each labeled with Title, date, media, dimensions.
A statement of up to 250 words which tells us how you found out about the Scholarship, discusses your of intentions for participating, and describes your financial need.
Resume or CV
Email your submission as an attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any application which does not adhere to these criteria, or which is submitted between the dates specified below will not be considered.
Finalists will be invited for interviews and will need to submit proof of eligibility to work or study in the United States in order to schedule.