Artist Promotional Scholarship Fund 2015-2016 Year
Each month many talented visual artists working in all forms of art-making around the world would like to participate in online exhibitions, live exhibitions, and artist promotional services, but lack the funds to pay participation fees and expenses.
Artists around the world need support. Our new scholarship has no geographic restrictions. We understand that in the Bahamas, where one Bahamian dollar equals one US dollar, there may be less need. But in Argentina, where it takes $8.52 Argentine Pesos to equal one US dollar-- ( The currency symbol for the Argentine Peso is the dollar sign the same as it is for the US dollar)--the un-equal currency exchange rate my cause hardships. If an artist in Argentina wishes to participate in an online US-based exhibition opportunity that requires a submission fee of say $35.00 US dollars, the artist will have to pay $298.20 Pesos to participate. In the Czech republic it takes $22.34 CZK or Kruna to equal one US dollar. So that $35.00 fee comes to $781.90 CZK. Both relatively large amounts of money in those countries. Perhaps you've never consider this before, but now you get the idea of how even paying a relatively small amount in US dollars can be a huge limiting factor to artists outside the US wishing to gain more international visibility.
The goal of our scholarship fund is to remove limiting fee obstacles for artists. With this new scholarship fund we will use monies raised to pay the exhibition fee for a select number of international artists as well assist artists with promotional and other expenses.
We understand that visibility is all-important to any artist for their individual growth, development and future success of their art careers.
We understand that many talented artists lack time outside their studios, funding and resources to obtain the visibilty and representation that they need. Giving them sponsorship and support makes all the difference for artists working toward success.
That's why we created the Artist Promotions Scholarship Fund 2015-2016 and why we are seeking your support.
The purpose and goals of the Artist Promotions Scholarship Fund --
To create international exhibition opportunities, indentify and assist deserving artists, fund certain expenses for economically disadvantaged artists so as to remove obstacles that may otherwise limit artist participation and visibility.
This scholarship assists artists working in all media, to fund their expenses, such as to ship their art and travel to Amsterdam or New York City for participation in an exhibition as part of the ArtWorld exhibition program Artist Marketing Resources will be administrating this new scholarship fund for visual artists. Working in conjunction with Exhibitions Without Walls, we will offer a scholarship to cover the submission fees for a limited number of photographers and digital artists wishing to submit their art to exhibitions. The scholarship fund also seeks to assist artists working in all media to exhibit in a physical gallery space in Amsterdam via the ArtWorld exhibition projects. There are no fees to exhibit with the ArtWorld exhibition program in conjunction with gallerist, Ella Arps of Arps&Co. In 2014 Arps&Co set up its aptly named Win-Win program for emerging artists. The program was marketed by Artists Marketing Resources, with Artworld providing a permanent online exhibition, editorial and community support. Win-Win delivered solo exhibitions in Amsterdam, so far, for about a dozen emerging artists chosen from around one hundred applicants worldwide. Arps&Co were responsible for the selection, curation, organization and provision of the exhibition space (the Window Gallery, a venue outside the Amsterdam city center). The artists met their own travel, shipping and accommodation costs, and were expected to make an ex gratis payment to a small arts’ education based charity, TeachForLife, itself based in Amsterdam. Win-Win was very well received by the artists and Arps&Co signed a number of promising young talents. On several occasions, the exhibitions of artists from the smaller countries were attended by the ambassador of the artists’s country or at least the cultural attaché. One artist himself secured a repeat exhibition in the Mexican Embassy in The Hague.
We understand that some artists may be unable to participate due to the expenses to ship their artwork to the gallery and travel to attend the exhibition to meet with gallerists, collectors, and ambassadors. The goal of the scholarship fund is to provide needed assistance to artists to take part in these exhibitions in Amsterdam.
This scholarship will also fund a select number of photographic artists and digital artists who wish to participate in Exhibitions WithOut Walls online exhibitions by paying their entry fee.
This scholarship seeks to fund one deserving artist each month to receive full digital promotional services which includes feature articles, e-postcard marketing, submission services, social media marketing, and personal one-on-one consultations for improving their presentation materials ( such as artist bios, CVs, artist statements, jpeg images of their work) and provide online visibility via Artist Marketing Resources services.