The Gualala Arts Young Artists Scholarship Committee will once again award scholarships to local high school students.
The Young Artist Scholarship program is open to graduating seniors who reside in Gualala Arts’ region, from Fort Ross to Elk, and intend to pursue a career in some field of art. Individual scholarships have ranged from $500 to $2,000. Qualifications include strong interest, activity and accomplishments in some field of the arts and plans to enroll in program of art studies at a college or university. Previous scholarship winners have gone on to develop their talents at a wide variety of specialized institutions, community colleges, colleges and universities in fields as various as painting, ceramic arts, music, performing arts, photography, writing and more. Scholarship Application Information
Since the Young Artists Scholarship Awards Program was launched in 2000, Gualala Arts has encouraged local talent by awarding 51 scholarships totaling more than $50,000. Awards go to young and talented graduating seniors with a strong commitment and a record of achievement and distinction in their fields of art. Eligibility also includes local residency and firm, realistic plans to further a career in the arts. Applicants submit a written application, school records, letters of support, and for the finalists bring examples of their work to an interview before the committee. Students interested in applying for a 2019 Scholarship can talk to their High School Guidance Counselors, and applications are now available are be due by April 12, 2019.
Anyone wishing to make a contribution toward the support of young artists or wishing further information on the program should contact David “Sus” Susalla, Executive Director of Gualala Arts at (707) 884-1138 or Sus@GualalaArts.org. The Gualala Arts Young Artists Scholarship Awards Committee thanks the Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild (PPQG) for its longtime and ongoing support of the Young Artists Scholarship fund through its annual donation of the proceeds from the Art in the Redwoods Quilt Raffle.
This scholarship program is a wonderful way to encourage young artists. It helps fulfill Gualala Arts’ mission to promote public interest and participation in the arts. The scholarships help to support the career development of our local talent by first recognizing and honoring a young person’s commitment to a chosen field of art, and second by helping with the considerable expenses of further study.