The Artists at Work grant helps BFA, MFA, and Art Ed students advance their studio and professional skills by accessing opportunities and experiences beyond the MECA classroom. Potential uses include but are not limited to: conferences, travel, exhibition costs, professional association fees, self-promotion, documentation, workshops and costs associated with entrepreneurial efforts. Funds cannot be used on equipment or for academic credit towards the completion of your undergraduate degree. Requests are capped at $500.


Review Criteria:
+ Artistic Excellence
+ Evidence that it will advance the professional development of the applicant
+ Ability to use the funds appropriately
+ Requested resource is not currently available at MECA

There are two categories for awards: graduate and undergraduate.

Application Requirements:
+ For BFA applicants: students need a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last semester. Freshman, sophomores, and juniors must be enrolled for the upcoming semester to qualify.

Next Steps:
+ Fill out the Professional Development and Entrepreneurship Grant application below

Timeline:

+ Deadline to apply is midnight, November 2, 2018

Grant Recipients:
+ All funds are contingent on prior pre-registration or anticipated graduation. Freshman, sophomores, and juniors must be enrolled for the upcoming semester to qualify.
+ All grant recipients are required to provide a summary report within six months of receiving the award.

General Questions: artistsatwork@meca.edu
Proposal Support: Contact Jessica Tomlinson, jtomlinson@meca.edu
     + Workshop: October 11, 2018 at noon in Artists at Work

Jessica Tomlinson
jtomlinson@meca.edu
Director of Artists at Work
207.699.5016

Maine College of Art (MECA)