The Creature Conserve Scholarship Fund was established to offset the cost of travel for conservation-minded student artists and scientists pursuing art/science collaboration through academic study. This fund supports study abroad travel, artist internships, and artist residencies. Our scholarships give artists and designers the opportunity to connect with scientists and gain work experience as collaborators.
Bringing artists, designers, and scientists together is our core mission. We believe the process of working creatively together is just as important as the end result. Our scholars discover that art+science collaboration is challenging, exciting, eye-opening, informative, interesting, and surprising.
In many cases, our Creature Conserve scholars are blazing new trails; they may be the first artist or designer to shadow a scientist or work as part of a scientific team, or the first scientist to travel with a group of artists learning about hot topics in conservation. Together, these rising artists and scientists are exploring new ways to make saving species more accessible, meaningful, and relevant.
Artwork above by Annie Bai - sketching bees