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NEW YORK, NY 10018


The Jockey Hollow Foundation  |  The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation | The Scherman Foundation for its generous and continuing support | The Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation | New York City Department of Cultural Affairs | Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation | Friends and MGC members who have made donations to the Center | New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature | Our programs are supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.



Manhattan Graphics Center offers 11 scholarships each year for artists who want to participate at the printmaking studio but can't afford the fees. Any artist who has not previously worked at MGC (i.e. taken a class, taught a class, or purchased open workshop time) is eligible to apply; printmaking experience is not required. Please see further eligibility requirements below. 


Apply now for Spring 2020: Deadline September 15


A scholarship consists of
  • Tuition waiver for class (either one core class or two workshops)

  • Unlimited open workshop hours for one 15 week term

  • $125 materials reimbursement

  • Storage space

  • MGC membership for 1 year



The MGC scholarship program does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of age, race, sex, religion, marital status, or national origin.


MGC scholarships are intended for artists at the beginning of their careers, though mid-career artists may also apply. Applicants’ financial need is also considered when awarding scholarships.


Scholarships are awarded for the duration of one term or 15 weeks. During that time, recipients have unlimited access to the studio during our hours of operation, as long as a class is not taking place in the area in which you wish to work. Scheduled classes always take priority in the studio. Please review the calendar to see when classes are running. Scholarship recipients will also be able to choose between taking 1 long course (our semester-long classes in etching, lithography, silkscreen, and Japanese woodblock) or 2 short classes (which change each term). Scholarship recipients will receive storage space and will be reimbursed for supplies up to $125. Receipts must be submitted to receive the stipend. Scholarship recipients will also receive a membership to MGC, which is good for 1 year. 


Include the following in your application:
  • 6 digital images in jpeg format, no more than 1000 pixels in any dimension. 

  • Title, dimensions, media, date and contact information.

  • Resume.

  • A copy of your most recent IRS tax return (or a copy of the tax return on which you are listed as a dependent).

  • A statement of why you wish to work at MGC.

  • Tell us how you found out about this scholarship opportunity.


Finalists will be invited for interviews. In addition, we invite you to visit the studio at your convenience.