At Gage Academy of Art we believe that artists are made and not born. For this very reason, it is our mission to support all artists-in-the-making through opportunities for financial assistance.

Gage raises and allocates funds to create opportunities for adults, teens, and youth to pursue their dream of becoming an artist and cultivating their artistic growth.

Gage Academy of Art Scholarships Program embodies the school’s commitment to make art and art-making accessible to everyone. Each year, Gage dedicates financial resources to make it possible for students who otherwise could not afford to participate to take our classes and workshops.

Gage Scholarships are designed as both need- and merit- based financial aids, granted annually by a review panel.

Donor Scholarships

For over 30 years, Gage Academy of Art has centered its mission around educating, enriching, and transforming our community through the visual arts. The Gage Academy of Art Scholarship program supports Gage's commitment to making arts education accessible and equitable to everyone. Gage Academy of Art's scholarships are made possible by the tremendous philanthropy of contributing donors. This year, Gage Academy of Art's scholarship review panel awarded $25,500 to new and returning students of Gage's Capitol Hill and Georgetown campuses. A dedicated scholarship review panel of Artists and Arts Administrators (listed below) reviewed submissions and selected the recipients.

Stand-By Scholarship

Gage Academy is dedicated to bringing arts to the community by making programs accessible to everyone. Each year, Gage Academy supports dedicated, but financially challenged students through the need-based Stand-by Scholarship. Those who qualify may apply for full- and half-tuition scholarships for a period of two quarters of adult programs.

Youth Scholarships

As a non-profit arts organization, Gage Academy of Art intends to serve all motivated students who desire to receive an arts education. We offer full scholarships to students who show financial need. Gage Academy of Art admits students of any race, color, nationality, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at Gage. These scholarships are intended for Youth Programs.

In recognition of the national examination of systemic racism and injustices, Gage Academy of Art is committed to continued analysis and expansion of our own institutional practices.

Land Acknowledgment: Gage Academy of Art would like to acknowledge that we stand on the traditional ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples—specifically the Duwamish People, past and present—and honor, with gratitude, the land itself, the Duwamish Tribe, and their ancient heritage. Without them, we would not have access to this gathering, dialogue and learning space. We ask that we take this opportunity to thank the original caretakers of this land, who are still here.

Non-Discrimination Policy: Gage Academy of Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, age, religion, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational and admission policies, scholarships, and any school administered programs

Gage Academy of Art is committed to social justice in a diverse democracy

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