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Fellowships and Scholarships


The CAA-GOLDEN Scholarship Program supports artists whose mission it is to give back to their communities through teaching, while nurturing and developing their own talents and capabilities as artists.  Funded by Golden Artist Colors, Inc., CAA will grant two unrestricted scholarships of $8,000 each on an annual basis to artists who are pursuing a career in K-12 education. Grantees will also receive two weeks at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Residency Program and $1000 towards GOLDEN products.  

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CAA's Professional Development Fellowship in Art History

CAA's Professional Development Fellowship in Art History supports graduate students and scholars in art, architecture, and design, as well as historians, curators, and critics in these fields who have recently received their PhD, are preparing their dissertation for publication, or are conducting final research to complete their PhD.

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Deadline: November 15

CAA's Professional Development Fellowship in visual arts

The Professional Development Fellowship in Visual Arts supports graduate students who are completing an MFA degree or another terminal degree program to help them with various aspects of their work, whether it be for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for their studio art/design practice.

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Deadline: November 15

Michael Aurbach Fellowship for Excellence in Visual Art  

The Michael Aurbach Fellowship for Excellence in Visual Art will recognize and honor CAA members who have obtained an MFA or equivalent in studio art and are currently teaching studio classes full-time or part-time. The purpose is to support these artist members as they fulfill their goals as visual arts professionals.  On an annual basis, CAA will grant a $7,500 award and registration to the CAA Annual Conference to a qualified artist member teaching at an American or international university/community college. A jury of artists will adjudicate the fellowship and a proposal will not be required; the recipient will be selected solely based on their work.

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Deadline: November 30


Questions? Please contact Cali Buckley, Manager of Grants and Awards & Director of the CAA-Getty International Program, at