Tuscany Plein Air Annual Scholarship
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Please, simply submit an application form.

Next Scholarship Opportunity October 2016

Read the endorsements of artists who participated in previous scholarship events.

Open to international artists and up to 2 Scholarships in October 2016.
  • Deadline for October workshop application.
    Submission deadline August 30th
    Workshop dates October 2nd - October 9th


Application Process

Applicants are requested to submit the following:
Contact Information: Please include the following in your application.

  1. Name.
  2. Email
  3. Home address.
  4. Country and state/province/county.
  5. Phone number.
  6. Website (if applicable).
  7. From 2 to 4 images of landscape drawings or painting, in any medium.
  8. Indicate the dates of the workshop you are applying for.

Travel stipend:

West coast USA- $300. East Coast USA - $200. Continental Europe €150. Eastern Europe €150.

Application Fee:
Application administration fee: EU €32 / US $35 / GDP £28 paid through Paypal.
An entry application email will serve as notification to Tuscany Plein Air to send you a PayPal request.

European, USA and Asian entries can be submitted via email to: scholarship@tuscanypleinair.com

Qualification to Participate:
We are looking for artists who demonstrate a willingness to learn. You are not required to be a highly accomplished. Demonstrating that you have a capacity to do the basics and a history of plein air painting means you are qualified. The judges will decide the who the shortlisted artists are through samples of the art provided.


Confirmation Process and Deadlines

  • Semi-finalists will be intrviewed via Skype.

Date: Entries will be accepted up to August 25th 2016. Semifinalist contacted - September 1st. Finalist announced - September 5th.


Benefits of the scholarship:

Working in close proximity to experienced plein air artists in the hills of Tuscany.
One weeks dormitory accommodation.
Workshops, demonstrations and lectures in plein air painting.
Meals during workshop.
Local transportation to and from workshop venues (travelling with group).
Use of easels.

Not included:

Paints and brushes.
Extra restaurant meals.
We look forward to meeting you.

Terms and conditions:

1.By submitting this application, you agree that Tuscany Plein Air, may publish,the artist name, examples of work and links to artists webpage, in their publications and / or on their website.
2. The winning finalist, upon notification of the scholarship must notify Tuscany Plein Air that suitable transportation arrangements to Florence, Italy have been made, within 2 weeks of confirmation. If no travel arrangements are confirmed, the award will go to the next semi-finalist.
3. Finalist agrees to provide for themselves adequate travel insurance.
4. Finalist agrees to sign general liability waiver.
5. The Travel Stippend applies to artists in need of financial assistance. This includes artists whose sole source of income is their art and who are not married to a working spouse. Participants agree to inform us during the interview process whether you will need this form of assistance.


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