The Golden Gate Atelier has limited resources, but we are committed to helping advanced students with financial need.  In addition, applicants are encouraged to apply for scholarships from foundations which support the classical tradition.  The information below comes from the foundations’ websites.

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation provides financial grants to art students and artists in the early or developmental stage of their career. The Foundation focuses solely on those who work in a figurative or representational style of painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking and who are committed to making the practice of their art a lifetime career. Grants are intended to assist applicants in the study or practice of their art, and the costs associated therewith, such as tuition, studio rental, model fees, travel and living expenses. Eligible courses of study or training include undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate studies and diploma programs from accredited institutions, recognized residencies, apprenticeships/internships and studio training.

Abstract or non-representational art is precluded by the terms of the Foundation’s Charter.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of submitting their application. The Foundation welcomes applications throughout the year; there is no deadline for filing an application. Grants are available to students and artists around the world.


Art Renewal Center (ARC) Student Scholarship

The ARC seeks examples of paintings and sculpture rendered from life and representative of nature as reflected in figurative studies and compositions, landscapes, still lives, and portraits — work that that seeks to capture a fully recognizable likeness of the model.

No entry fees are required. The competition will be judged exclusively on the basis of merit. Please read the scholarship requirements carefully. Any special questions or requests to ARC Director of Public Relations, Jason Livanis.

The John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Foundation Fine Art Award

The purpose of the Scholarship is to foster high standards in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design, and technique, as these are expressed in the classical tradition of western culture. Here are some suggested subject categories for artworks. It is not necessary to provide something from each category:

1. Painting from life
2. Drawing from the figure (nude)
3. Composition
4. Landscape

The scholarship is open to United States citizens only, both men and women, single or married, irrespective of race creed or color. The age limit is between 18 and 35 years. Appointments will normally be for one year and the amount available for distribution will approximate $5,000.00. In general, the recipient may use the funds granted him in any way he wishes to further his art education along conservative lines, but the Committee reserves the right to make recommendations. Each successful competitor will be required to submit a brief quarterly report together with digital images on a disk of his work and a more complete report at the termination of the scholarship.

Do not send images or any material before November 1, as the Committee does not maintain storage facilities. Send images and completed application blank in one package by U.S. MAIL or Air Express. All possible care will be taken of entries, but the Committee cannot be held responsible for loss or damage.