Bold Art Scholarship

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Bold.org
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$500
1 winner
In Review
Application Deadline
May 12, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 12, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners

Art makes the world a more beautiful, creative, and happy place, allowing everyone to express their creativity.

Whether you’re an artist or just an appreciator of art, there are likely a few works of art that have made an impact on you in your lifetime. Art can help you express emotions, overcome difficulties, or find inspiration, or it can simply be something beautiful to look at. 

This scholarship aims to support students who appreciate art to ease the costs of higher education.

Any student who has been impacted by art may apply, even if you’re not an artist yourself. To apply, tell us about a piece of art that inspires you and why. Also, share an image of that work of art with us.

Published February 12, 2022
$500
1 winner
In Review
Application Deadline
May 12, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 12, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

What’s a piece of art that inspires you and why? 

150–300 words

Winning Application

Lucy Lindberg
Jefferson Academy High SchoolWestminster, CO
Vincent van Gogh has been an artistic inspiration to millions of people, so to say that his work has affected me deeply may seem unoriginal. However, when I say that van Gogh's art speaks to me I don't just mean that I find it entertaining, but that I feel deeply connected to his story and his motivations. Van Gogh's manic compulsion to create, desire for human connection, and struggle with mental illness are all things I can relate to. My favorite of his works is The Bedroom. I love this series of paintings of his small room in the Yellow House because of the pure emotion put into each. Through the minute changes in his technique, you begin to feel out a story. The placement of the bed, chair, and nightstand seem to be constants, as well as the smaller details of the table's contents. However, as the series progresses, you can see a change in van Gogh's message. Things seem to become more severe and distorted. The room no longer feels comforting but claustrophobic. You can sense that van Gogh is unraveling just by looking at his surroundings. I love this because I can relate. I know how much an external environment can affect an internal one and vice versa. It seems obvious to me that through his work van Gogh was crying out for help. Experiencing his art makes me feel understood, however cheesy that may sound. And though I know his ending was tragic, it's sort of beautiful to see someone express the same emotions as me, especially in a medium I am so fond of. Through his paintings, van Gogh tells me that it's okay to evolve and to feel deeply, and I do.

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