Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28www.touchstonecrafts.org 20 SCHOLARSHIPS, ARTIST & EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES Summer Intern Program Application deadline Sunday, March 19, 2017 Touchstone’s Summer Internship Program is an intensive 10-week work-study program where graduate and undergraduate students learn studio management and operations while refining their artistic skills by working with some of the country’s best craft instructors. Three categories of summer intern participants are available based on education and skill level; and each participant will have opportunities for the exploration of ideas in an immersive and supportive craft environment. These aspiring visual artists will be exposed to a network of regional and national instructors who will serve as role models for sustainable creative careers. In providing resources and opportunities that will augment their academic training and further develop the intern’s work and professional practices, Touchstone is fostering the next generation of artists who will carry on the traditions of American craft forms. For more details on available positions and how to apply, visit www.touchstonecrafts.org. Artist Residencies at Touchstone (ART) Program The objective of the ART Program is to provide the time, support, and creative space for emerging and midcareer makers to develop new bodies of work. The goal is that Touchstone creates an invaluable professional development opportunity for makers seeking to change the artistic direction of their career, or reinforce their current efforts. The ART Program is a one-month residency held in May/June and again in August/September. Applicants may apply for both; however, only one month may be awarded. For program details and information on how to apply, visit www.touchstonecrafts.org. Robert Little Scholarship To honor respected nature printer, Robert Little, a scholarship has been set up in his name. This scholarship is open to anyone taking an adult-level course that incorporates nature printing, and covers tuition for any nature printing workshop at Touchstone. Touchstone General Scholarship This scholarship covers tuition for any workshop. In some instances, funds to assist applicants with room and/or board may also be awarded. Demonstrated proof of financial need is required to apply for this scholarship. The Susan M. Brimo-Cox Memorial Scholarship The Susan Brimo-Cox Memorial Scholarship Fund continues the legacy of support for the regional arts and cultural community supported by Susan. This scholarship will help aspiring makers enjoy the transformative impact of a creative experience at Touchstone. Preference will be given to spouses of active or former military personnel, but the scholarship is generally available to everyone. The scholarship covers costs associated with any workshop up to $500. Scholarship recipients will be required to donate one small object from their workshop to help document the impact of their commemorative contribution. Fayette County Outreach Initiative The philanthropic legacy of the Eberly family has transformed Touchstone from an intimate arts encampment into one of the most well-resourced craft campuses in the country. The Fayette County Outreach Initiative (FCOI) is an opportunity for the Eberly Foundation to make Touchstone’s campus increasingly accessible to Fayette County residents. This scholarship covers tuition for any workshop and is restricted to residents of Fayette County. Proof of residency must be provided with the other required application materials. Receive three credits with Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) in one week by taking an Intensive Workshop! Individuals interested in taking workshops for college credit through WCCC must first be WCCC students. New students must complete an application for admission prior to registering for any WCCC classes. In order to enroll in this workshop, students should register with Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) by following one of the steps below: > Register in Person for a WCCC Workshop at Touchstone Center for Crafts Youngwood campus, Founders Hall, Room 130 From 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday–Thursday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday > Register by Phone for a WCCC Workshop at Touchstone Center for Crafts Call 724-925-4077 or 800-262-2103 From 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday–Thursday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday > Call 724-925-4048 for any other questions Note: Students interested in lodging and meals can make arrangements through Touchstone Center for Crafts. Students will pay the cost for lodging and meals directly to Touchstone Center for Crafts. Westmoreland County Community College TO APPLY Please visit www.touchstonecrafts.org/scholarships to download the scholarship application and learn more. While financial need is often a factor in allocating these funds, Touchstone is also dedicated to ensuring that artistic merit and intensity of interest are seriously considered as well. Submit PDF copies of the materials outlined below to Stefanie Glover, operations manager, at sglover@touchstonecrafts.org. If applicable, multiple scholarships can be referenced as possible sources of support. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. > Touchstone Scholarship Application Form located at www.touchstonecrafts.org/scholarships > Letter of intent and demonstration of financial need > Two letters of recommendation > Three images (jpeg 330 dpi) of artwork