Bold Art Matters Scholarship

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Bold.org
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$500
1 winner$500
Open
Application Deadline
Jul 14, 2022
Winners Announced
Aug 14, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners

Art is a great way for creative students to express themselves. 

Unfortunately, many schools have been making cuts to their already underfunded arts programs. In the year 2000, 20% of schools provided classes in dance and theatre. Since budget cuts in 2008, only 3% of schools provide dance classes, and 4% offer theatre classes.

This scholarship aims to support creative students who are passionate about art. 

Any student may apply for this scholarship. To enter, tell us about your favorite piece of art and why you’re drawn to it.

Published April 14, 2022
$500
1 winner$500
Open
Application Deadline
Jul 14, 2022
Winners Announced
Aug 14, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

What’s your favorite piece of art and why?

150–300 words

Winning Application

Isabella Sanchez
South Carolina Governors School for Arts and HumanitiesCharleston, SC
My favorite piece of art is "April : (The Green Gown)" by Childe Hassam. It is displayed at the Gibbes Museum in Charleston, SC where I grew up. I did a presentation on it and later made a video about it for a class project. It is a wonderful painting with incredible emotion. I was captured by Hassam's use of colors and the amazing flowing dress from the nineteenth century. There was something that drew me into the expression on the woman's face that made it seem that there was something more going on. When I learned the story behind the painter and the painting, it really inspired me. Hassam was a dedicated painter in the early 1900s who was one the "Ten" artists who refused to display their work in juried exhibitions. He visited the city of my childhood during a period of time known as the Charleston Renaissance. Artist and writers flocked through the streets and establishments during that time capturing the culture of the era in numerous works of art. Hassam's painting was originally called, "April 1859". That was a special time to the artist and revealed why there seemed to be something special going on within the piece. The painting was of his mother, Rosa Hathorne Hassam in April of 1859. At that time, she would have been pregnant with Hassam who was born on October 17, 1859.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jul 14, 2022. Winners will be announced on Aug 14, 2022.