Artists for World Peace is proud to announce the recipients of our scholarships and grants for 2013!
Kamar Thomas – Fine Art, Emerging Artist, Middletown, Ct (Jamaica)
“I absolutely love to paint. That’s about it.”
Keshav Raj Acharya – Music, Kathmandu University, Nepal
“I want to make a career in the field of music as a Gazal singer and study ethnomusicology to preserve and document the music of different cultures. I want to use my music to promote peace and understanding as a Artist for World Peace.”
Eddy Valerio – Fine Art, FIT, NYC, (Dominican Republic)
“I create because it requires the simultaneous work between mind, sight and touch. It is a way to challenge the mind and body to work together to produce something that was not there before.”
Dr. Yoram Kaufmann Scholarship Fund
Artists for World Peace established this fund in 2009 with the goal of spreading peace through artistic expression and education. The fund provides scholarships to students who are currently majoring in the arts and are in need of financial assistance. Named in memory of Dr. Yoram Kaufmann, a life long supporter of education, this scholarship will eventually support the education of children around the globe. Scholarships are awarded on an ongoing basis.
Artists for World Peace Fine Art Grant
The purpose of this award is to provide students, or artists in the early stages of their careers, with the money needed to purchase art supplies to continue their work.
All grants and scholarships are awarded through a combination of recommendation and a review of the artists work. In return, we ask that you send us a photo of yourself, a brief bio. and that you donate a photo image, sound file, of a physical object (applied arts) of one of your pieces to Artists for World Peace. This image may be used to promote our work through the sale of post cards, handbags,videos, t-shirts, etc.
For more information about our scholarships contact Robert Nasta at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists for World Peace was presented with the results of a study conducted by Professor Rob Rosenthal’s Wesleyan University sociology students. The researchers found a significant economic divide in resources for students who are pursuing education in the arts. Students with greater economic resources have advantages, including the ability to pay for private lessons and purchase supplies. Artists for World Peace decided to help level the playing field by providing scholarships for such items as lessons and materials.
Past recipients of the Artists for World Peace Scholarships
Ava Varszegi, from Middletown High School, Dr. Yoram Kaufmann Scholarship Recipient
Erin DeLeon, from Middletown High School, Dr. Yoram Kaufmann Scholarship Recipient
Megan Garrity, from Mercy High School, received an Artists for World Peace Art Award
Kerry Kozaczuk, awarded a Dr. Yoram Kaufmann Art Award. Presented in cooperation with SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) CT
Andrew Moore, from Xavier High School, recipient of the 2012 Michael Bellobuono Scholarship