Established in 1999 by the Boston Art Dealers Association, The Stephen D. Paine Scholarship is designed to support students who are entering their final year in studio art programs at colleges in the city of Boston. As young artists conclude their undergraduate studies, the Boston Art Dealers Association (BADA) would like to extend financial assistance in order to support their commitment to the making of art. The scholarship is established in memory of Stephen D. Paine, who died in the fall of 1997 at the age of 65. Stephen was passionate about the visual arts and dedicated to supporting arts education through his involvement with numerous Boston-area institutions. In his capacity as a founding partner at Wellington Management in Boston, he formed an extensive corporate art collection that includes the work of scores of artists with ties to Boston. With his wife Susan W. Paine, he built an impressive private collection, supporting the work of both emerging and established artists. Together, these collections stand among the most important in the Boston area. Stephen was a friend and ally to artists, students and art professionals. BADA is honored to celebrate his life and his passion through this scholarship. To be eligible, an applicant must be found eligible for financial aid by the school. Applicants must be entering their final year in a studio art program or studio art major and may be working in any visual art medium. It is expected that available funds will permit one or more scholarships of $2,000 to $5,000 to be awarded each year, in the form of cash grants to the recipients. Applications should be submitted to the financial aid offices of participating schools by May 15. The jurying process is managed by the Artists Foundation. Applications will be reviewed anonymously by a juror who will be encouraged to make awards based on the recognition of talent and of the promise for making important work in the future. Awards are announced in September. The Stephen D. Paine Scholarship was established in conjunction with the year long project 1999: Celebrating Boston's Artists.
Dealine for submissions is June 1st.
Jury process is handled by The Boston Foundation.
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