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Touchstone CENTER FOR CRAFTS

Pioneering Craft Education for 50 Years

DETOUR: Wharton Furnace Road is closed Between Fayette Springs Road and Touchstone. follow the detour – from Rt. 40, Take Rt. 381/Elliottsville Road, in 2.4 miles turn right onto workman road, 2 miles to Touchstone

This weekend only (Sat & Sun): Touchstone's Galleries will be closed. Please join us at Tissue Farm in Confluence, PA for the opening of Business/Front | Party/Back - an exhibition organized by Touchstone's 2022 Interns. Click for more information
NEW Gallery Hours (beginning next week)* Thurs.-Sat. 10am-4pm. *Closed on Sundays.

Scholarships

Touchstone scholarships provide opportunities for many deserving individuals of all skill levels, ages, and backgrounds to attend workshops each year. 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. Incomplete application packages will NOT be reviewed. Scholarship applicants will be notified via email of their award or denial. If applicable, you may apply for multiple scholarships with one complete application. Scholarships are only valid for the year in which they are awarded; individuals who are unable to attend their awarded workshop will forfeit their scholarship.

A limited number of scholarships may still be available.

for veterans, caregivers, and adult family members of veterans OR current members of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh OR BIPOC individuals (Inclusion Scholarship). Please ignore the March 15 deadline for these scholarships only, we are accepting applications until all funds have been disbursed. Applying for a scholarship does not guarantee acceptance.

VETERANS: Click to download the Veterans Scholarship Application

AAP MEMBERS: Click to download the Touchstone Scholarship Application

Inclusion Scholarship: Click to downlaod the Touchstone Scholarship Application

Questions: contact Travis Winters, programs manager, at 724-329-1370 or twinters@touchstonecrafts.org.

Opportunities for Veterans and members of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh:

Agnes & James Kinard Family Scholarship

 

Provides 100% tuition support for any adult-level workshop to veterans, caregivers, and immediate adult family members of veterans and/or members of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. Additional funds may be awarded to offset the cost of housing, meals, travel, and materials fees on a case-by-case basis. Priority will be given to individuals seeking to participate in the Frontline Paper workshop for Veterans.

 

Veterans, caregivers, and adult family members and/or members of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh can participate. Veterans/AAP scholarship applications are still being accepted for any of our weekend or weeklong workshops.

 

VETERANS: Click to download the Veterans Scholarship Application

 

AAP MEMBERS: Click to download the Touchstone Scholarship Application

Special Opportunities:

Architecture and the Integrity of Craft Scholarship 

 

This scholarship provides up to $1,200 towards any adult-level workshop’s tuition, room, and board. Recipients must reside on campus and take part in the full meal plan during their workshop. Eligible candidates include any student who has completed at least 2 years in an NCARB accredited architectural program or a recent graduate of an NCARB accredited program who is 30yrs old or younger. Submission of a Resume/Bio including awards, recognitions, and certifications is required to be considered for this award.

 

Click here to download the Architecture and Integrity of Craft Scholarship Application

Educators’ Retreat Scholarship

 

This scholarship provides 50%-100% tuition for any Educators’ Retreat workshop. K-12 educators and those studying to be educators are eligible.

 

Click here to download the Educators' Retreat Scholarship Application

Touchstone Scholarships:

Touchstone offers four additional scholarships that may all be applied for with a single application.

 

Click here to download the Touchstone Scholarship Application

Inclusion Scholarship

 

Touchstone is committed to diversity, inclusion and advocating for social justice within the craft community. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for underrepresented populations by devoting a portion of our scholarships to individuals who identify as Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, American Indian, Native American, Middle Eastern, Asian, Pacific Islander, and/or person of color.

General Scholarship 

 

This scholarship provides 50% – 100% tuition for any adult-level workshop.

Susan M. Brimo-Cox Memorial Scholarship 

This scholarship provides up to $500 towards any adult-level workshop’s tuition, room, and board. Preference is given to veterans and their immediate family members.

The Thaddeus Mosley Scholarship 

 

This scholarship provides 100% tuition for any adult-level sculpture-based workshop. Additional funds may be awarded to offset the cost of housing, meals, travel and materials fees on a case-by-case basis. This scholarship was established in honor of lifelong Touchstone instructor and friend, Thaddeus Mosley.

Teen Week Scholarships:

Ages 14-17
100% Tuition, Room, & Board:
Touchstone works with schools to provide students with these scholarships. Individual teens are welcome to apply directly through Touchstone and will also be considered.

**ALL TEENS INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN TEEN WEEK MUST FILL OUT AN APPLICATION REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU ARE SEEKING A SCHOLARSHIP.

Fayette County Resident Discount 

 

25% Reduced Tuition: Full-time residents of Fayette County in Pennsylvania are offered 25% reduced tuition for any adult workshop. Regular room and board fees apply. Please call our office at 724-329-1370 to receive a discount code (discount can not be applied to special firings, teen week, youth programming, date nights, and symposiums).

2022 Scholarship Applications will be available January 1st and due March 15th. *Applications for Teen Week due May 1st. Applications for the Frontline Paper Program will be accepted until all spaces are full.

Questions: contact Travis Winters, programs manager, at 724-329-1370 or twinters@touchstonecrafts.org.

Touchstone Center for Crafts prohibits discrimination in employment, scholarship and educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. Touchstone Center for Crafts also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to its facilities and programming.

Mission Statement: Touchstone Center for Crafts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance excellence in the arts and crafts by educating and encouraging individuals to develop technical skills, good design, and innovative expression.

Touchstone Center for Crafts condemns all acts of racism, discrimination, and senseless violence. We firmly believe that everyone has a right to dignity, respect, and equality without fear.  As an organization, we commit to listen and learn and to grow. We will continue to work to empower people to use art as a means of expression, a way to build community, and a powerful voice for change.

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