The mission of the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Inc. is to produce an annual, premier juried outdoor art festival for the enjoyment and education of our patrons, artists and guests and the enhancement of the Tampa Bay area’s cultural life. Five (5) GFA Collegiate Scholarships are being offered to further this mission by assisting local college and graduate students to pursue an education and a career in visual art.
Application Deadline: 2/29/2024 Amount: $3,000 each (5 total)
Applicants must be pursuing an associate, bachelor, or graduate degree with a declared major in fine arts, including studio art in the disciplines we feature at the Festival: ceramics, digital, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor, and wood. Students only minoring in visual art fields are not eligible for the scholarship.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, enrolled as a full-time student in an institution of higher education located in Hillsborough or Pinellas County, and be in good academic standing.
The scholarship will be awarded based on demonstrated artistic talent, determined at the sole discretion of the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Inc. Applicants must submit at least three (3) images from their body of work (max 5). Applicants are asked to submit a brief description about the media and details of each image (fewer than 100 words for each) and a brief artist statement explaining their aspirations for a future art career. All awarded scholarships will be disbursed through the enrolled awardees’ institution of higher education.
Applications are completed via this link:
By applying for the GFA Collegiate Scholarship, the applicant agrees that the images submitted to GFA may be used on the GFA website, on social media, in press releases, or for any other purpose related to its scholarship program or for promoting GFA; however, all artwork and its likeness shall remain the sole property of the applicant.
Any questions regarding the GFA Collegiate Scholarship program should be submitted to email@example.com.