Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship

Pratt Fine Arts Center is pleased to offer the Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship. The scholarship provides opportunities for artists of color to advance their careers through education and exposure. The Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship’s aim is to amplify the work of underrepresented artists and equip them with the tools to progress to the next level in their professional journeys.

Pratt Fine Art Center was founded in 1976. It is an eclectic, hands-on learning and working environment serving students, hobbyists, and professional artists throughout the Seattle area.


  • The Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship is open to visual artists of color at any career stage, aged 18 years and older.
  • Board, advisory board, and staff members of Pratt Fine Arts Center, as well as Pratt instructors, are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply:

For applying the scholarship, the candidates must complete the on-line application form. The link is:


Supporting Documents:

  1. Scholarship proposal (1,000 words or less), answering the following questions:

a.) What do you intend to explore or accomplish during your scholarship year? Please reference all of the following that may apply:

  • Specific project(s) you have in mind
  • Skills and/or techniques you plan to explore or develop
  • Classes/workshops you plan to take, or other educational resources you plan to pursue

b.) How does your proposed scholarship work relate to your previous work and artistic practice?

c.) What are your professional goals?

2.   Six (6) JPEG images of current work– JPEGS should be formatted to 7 inches on the longest side, with minimum resolution of 180dpi, and file size no larger than 2MB each.  Label your JPEGs with your last name, title of piece, and numbered order for viewing.

  • Title
  • Dimensions
  • Medium
  • Year of completion
  • Photo credit (if necessary)

3.  Current resume or curriculum vitae

4. Completed online application form

5. Numbered image list

Award Amount:

  • $2,500 credit at Pratt Fine Arts Center to apply towards class/workshop registrations and related supply fees, or studio/equipment access fees (the credit may be applied over the duration of the award year, which runs January 1 through December 31, 2016)
  • $500 materials stipend paid directly to the artist
  • Master level membership at Pratt Fine Arts Center (provides studio access, discounts on classes and supplies)
  • All four recipients will be showcased together in a public presentation event as well as in a feature article in Pratt Magazine which has a 10,000 piece distribution

Application Deadline:

The application packet must be submitted on or before November 23, 2015.

Link for More Information:



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