The Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces is proud to provide assistance to artists in need, whether it’s for art supplies, event participation or even health or transportation issues. We work with business partners to solve problems, find supplies or make arrangements.
Once an artist submits an application for assistance, the Board of Directors reviews it quickly and makes a determination on how to help. Most of the time the assistance will be in the form of pre-paid services (such as a hotel room, booth fee or other). The applicant is notified and help is on the way!
If you feel that you would qualify for assistance, don’t hesitate to complete the application and send it to us:
Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces
P.O. Box 422671
Atlanta, GA 30342
The application has all the instructions you’ll need.
Here is the list of what to expect:
Essay describing the need for assistance
Photos of current artwork or work in progress
Some business in Georgia (but residency not required)
References (1 personal; 1 business)
Submitted a minimum of 30 days prior to event
Click HERE to download the application.
ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
A program where recipients will receive financial assistance to seek academic development (educational or scholastic).
CONTINUING EDUCATION/ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
A program to financially assist artists seeking a one-time or short-term course for development of an already learned skill.
The purpose of the GFFPS Scholarship Plan is to encourage and assist worthy artists to prepare for professional, creative careers.
A maximum of ten individual scholarships may be awarded each year by the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces Scholarship Plan. One applicant per award only.
The maximum amount of an ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD shall be $750.
The maximum amount of an ENRICHMENT AWARD shall be $500.
Students receiving scholarship or enrichment awards may attend any college, university or enrichment seminar of their choice subject to approval by GFFPS.
The amount of any scholarship award shall not exceed the actual expenses of tuition, room, board, books and lab fees of the student as approved by the GFFPS Scholarship Plan Committee.
Additional scholarship awards to substitute for vacancies in scholarships previously awarded may be made in the discretion of the GFPS Scholarship Plan Committee.
Applicants for scholarship awards shall have been residents of Georgia for at least two years. Applicants for scholarship awards must be graduates of (or scheduled for graduation within six months) an accredited high school with a scholastic standing in the upper 25% of their class. Applicants for scholarship awards, while in college, must maintain a cumulative scholastic standing in the upper one-half of their college class.
WITHDRAWAL OF AWARDS:
A scholarship award may be withdrawn if the original eligibility status of the student changes during the period of the award, except that the award may be continued through the school year during which such change in status occurs. A scholarship award will be withdrawn if a cumulative scholastic standing in the upper one-half of the student’s class is not maintained except that the award swill be continued through the freshman year. A scholarship award will be withdrawn if the personal conduct of the student, in the opinion of the GFFPS Scholarship Committee becomes unsatisfactory.
Click HERE to download the application. Application forms and information may be also obtained from the GFFPS Scholarship Plan Committee: P.O. Box 422671, Atlanta, GA 30342.
All applications must be returned to the GFFPS Scholarship Plan Committee no later than the closing date shown on the application form. The official transcript of an applicant’s high school record and other information requested on the application form must accompany the application. Letters of reference are encouraged.
SELECTION OF SCHOLARSHIP AWARD STUDENTS:
Responsibility for the selection of the applicants to receive scholarship awards will be vested in the GFFPS Scholarship Plan Committee and the GFFPS Board of Directors. Then Committee will give consideration to the following factors when selecting a student for a scholarship award:
•College Board and intelligence test
•Planned course of study
•Qualities of leadership
•Participation in student and community activities
•Cooperation with school authorities
•Personal interview by the Scholarship Plan Committee or by designated representatives
•Other information obtained through investigation by the Committee
•Purpose in life
The GFFPS Scholarship Plan is administered by the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces Board of Directors.
The decision of the GFFPS Scholarship Plan Committee & the GFFPS Board of Directors will be final in the administration of the Scholarship Plan.
Students receiving scholarship awards will be required to send to the GFFPS Scholarship Plan Committee a transcript of their gtrades from the course.
The right is reserved by the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces to modify or discontinue this GFFPS Scholarship Plan at any time except that scholarships previously awarded will be fulfilled.
Applications and correspondence should be addressed to:
P.O. Box 422671, Atlanta, GA 30342
Board of Directors
President – Randall Fox
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