Advocacy for Students: Art Scholarships and More

Written by Mark Rogers

In a blog post earlier this year, I unpacked Frame Destination's brand promise of advocating for artists. Today I want to focus on our advocacy toward a very specific and special group of artists — students!

A Purpose and a Promise

We recently distilled our brand purpose to six words: To inspire, honor, and showcase creativity.

This three-pronged brand purpose allows our brand promise of advocating for artists to flow in many directions: philanthropy, promoting artists’ work, offering innovative products, and sharing opportunities for growth. We combine all these methods to reach students.

Students: Future of the Art World

Although some artists are self-taught, a great many earn degrees in various subjects such as fine art, art history, architecture, film, photography, etc. Higher education is challenging and expensive, and we want to help! Here are four ways we do that.

Art Scholarships. Each year, we offer a $500 Frame Destination Scholarship to four deserving candidates — two per semester. The next deadline to apply is August 15, 2021, at 11:59 EST. Applications are open to both undergrad and graduate students attending any accredited college, university, or atelier program within the U.S. (We recently added atelier programs thanks to a suggestion from Robin Macke in the comments section of our original Advocacy for Artists blog post. Great input, Robin.) For details about how to apply, visit our scholarship page.

Artist Spotlights. Frame Destination has received great feedback on our Artie’s Eight Q&A interviews with artists and photographers around the country. You don’t have to wait until you’re out of school earning a living with your trade. As a student, you have unique perspective that we can all learn from. Share your passion and your story with us. (Bonus for you: you’ll have something “published” you can look back on one day.) Click here to to be considered for an Artie’s Eight feature.

Student Discounts. Every bit of savings counts when you’re in school. Sign up for our Exclusive 10% Discount for university students and faculty. Once you register, the discount will be applied automatically, with no code to remember or minimum purchase requirements.

Pro Resources. Joely Rogers — Professional Artist, Illustrator,  and Frame Destination Co-Owner — guides budding artists through the Frame Destination Newsletter. Here she offers insights on breaking into the art market, helpful webinars, continuing education art classes, and "calls for artists." Students can subscribe to the Newsletter in our website footer or visit our Blog for Professionals.

Students, I encourage you to make the most of your relatively short time in school. As you experiment with your skills and expand your vision, you’ll learn, grow and progress into the artist you’re meant to be.

We’re cheering you on from Frame Destination!

Last Updated June 23, 2021

Share This

Add a Comment: