I am pleased to announce a raffle for Education Scholarships. These
funds will be available for students who are on fixed incomes, our
Metalwerx Camp and for those in retraining programs. The Metalwerx
Education Scholarship Inc. (MESI) will focus particularly on young
students who show exceptional motivation and hand skills, such as our
young studiomate Jacob Berger. Jake is 16 years old and has an
excellent career in front of him.
Please help Metalwerx sustain outstanding education in jewelry and
Metalwerx Education Scholarship Inc
MESI offers three different kinds of grants. Application deadlines
occur several times throughout the year. This appears in
course brochures, in the Metalwerx Insider, on the web site, and in
relevant professional publications such as the SNAG News.
MESI awards two artist-in-residence grants per year, each lasting
for two months. One award goes to an Emerging Artist new to
metalsmithing who is recently out of school, currently in school, or
changing careers. The second award goes to an Established Career
metalsmith seeking a funded sabbatical to pursue work they are unable
to do within the framework of their regular employment. The residency
award covers travel, lodging, and stipend.
Each recipient will agree to present a weekend workshop at
Metalwerx, LLC in their area of expertise during the time of their
residency. Professional proficiency sufficient to do this kind of
teaching is one of the selection criteria.
These awards are underwritten entirely by a single donor and they
apply to the costs of workshops that are three days to a week in
duration which usually run during the summer months. The award covers
the equivalent of two-thirds of the course tuition.
These awards cover two-thirds of the tuition for a weekend workshop
or a weekly class. The recipient must pay the remaining third plus
the studio and materials fee. These grants are intended for those on
a fixed income, persons who desire or need to take a particular
class, middle and high school students, and persons in transition
from one career to another. Applicants may receive up to two awards
per calendar year.
M E T A L W E R X
School for Jewelry and the Metalarts
50 Guinan St.
Waltham, MA 02451
781 891 3854