Artwork research: what scholarships can college students get?

With equipment to buy, hands-on projects, art studies can quickly get expensive: to help the most confident students finance them, you should know that there are many scholarships available. Here are some tips from public and private art schools.

Art students know this: even at public schools, where tuition is generally lower than in the private sector, studies can be expensive between the materials that are purchased and the hands-on projects. But there are many scholarships that can give a boost to the most struggling or deserving students. Overview.

Scholarships in public art schools

In national art schools, which depend on the Ministry of Culture and Communications, students can use scholarships depending on their parents’ income. They therefore have access to Crous scholarships.

In addition, the Ministry of Culture and Communications created a National Fund for Annual Emergency Aid for Culture (FNAUAC). Emergency assistance that enables “rapid provision of personalized financial assistance for a period of six to nine months to a student experiencing persistent difficulties.” In order to receive it, the student must request it from his institution, but it cannot be combined with scholarships based on social criteria.

At Beaux-Arts de Paris, students can also benefit from itgraduate grant (end-of-study project) paid in the 10th semester of studythat is, the last year of teaching. The City of Paris also awards six scholarships each year “encourage the work of students of the Beaux-Arts de Paris”, intended for the most insecure who are taking the diploma or the year after graduation.

Other public art schools also offer national grants and private scholarships. This is the case at Les Gobelins, École de l’image, where Crous scholarships – only for certain courses – can be requested from January 15 to May 31 for the following academic year. The school’s welfare fund also exempts some students from tuition based on their academic performance and financial hardship.. The school also offers numerous scholarships funded by private companies (Olympus France, BMW France, Pathé, Universal Music, etc.) and foundations.

The Artagon Association, dedicated to the support, promotion and monitoring of creativity, also offers various scholarships for young students.for the purchase of raw materials or in cooperation with Andea (National Association of Colleges of Art and Design).

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Scholarships in private art schools

On the private side, there is no access to Crous scholarships, unless the institution is recognized by the state which is the case of the Nantes-Atlantique School of Design. But some art schools – like the 2019 Rubik School (School of 3D 2D Animation, Video Games and Design) – also credit merit-based scholarships, usually funded by private companies, foundations, and individual donations.

IFA Paris School of Fashion Design offers scholarships “based on merit, talent and academic profile” and financial aid for students with limited resources. ESMA (high school of artistic professions) in its presentation ensures that “internal scholarships are awarded under conditions, from the 2nd year of study”. At Ecole de Condé, we talk about “scholarships for excellence” intended for students who attended the Bachelor course, and they are awarded on record according to the student’s motivation and potential. Most offer them, so check with your school!

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Help from foundations and patrons

Generally, foundations have a partnership with the art school where you are enrolled, which will notify you of the existence of the scholarship. But it is sometimes possible to apply for a scholarship directly from the foundation : the Mérimée Foundation Scholarship for Arts and Crafts in Restoration or the Hermès Foundation “Artistes dans la cité” scholarship is possible only for students from 19 partner institutions (call for applications open until September 16).

We can also mention the Banque Populaire foundation, which is particularly supportive areas of music and arts and crafts with scholarships from 1,000 to 15,000 euros per year; Foundation for Culture and Diversity, which promotes equal opportunities in all artistic fields (12 programs in total); The Meyer Foundation for Cultural and Artistic Development, which specifically supports the Paris Conservatoire and the Ecole du Louvre… There is also the Vallet Foundation (only in the Paris Academy), which, for example, allows eight new students of the Ecole Estienne to receive a grant of 4,600 euros per year.

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Heritage scholarships

In terms of heritage, the INHA (National Institute for the History of Art) lists scholarships that finance research in the history of art (at Master’s and PhD level): we can mention the Master 2 research grants in the history of art from the French Committee for the History of Art, the Giacometti Research Grant of the Paris Institute for the history of modern art… The INP (National Heritage Institute) also offers several grants.

Finally, foreign foundations can also help art students. This is what the Franco-German Youth Office (OFAJ) offers. mobility grant for a study trip in Germany, in an art school (Akademie für Bildende Künste, Hochschule der Künste or Fachhochschule für Design und Gestaltung), or in a higher music and theater school (Hochschule für Musik und Theater). You must be between 18 and 30 years old, and the student receives 300 euros per month for two to five months.

Donations from the Kenza-Institut de France foundation scholarships for higher education abroad to art and art history students from major Parisian or national institutions. The application deadline is January and you must be under 28 years old.

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