VISITING ARTIST SCHOLARSHIPS
We fund visiting artist programs that encourage art/sci collaboration in support of biodiversity studies and wildlife conservation. Scholarship amounts vary from $150 to $3500 depending on the need. We accept applications on a rolling basis. To apply, please fill out our Scholarship Application Form.
Examples include artist externships, internships, residencies, and independent study at a host institution.
MYSTIC AQUARIUM RESIDENT ARTISTS
2018, Sophy Tuttle
As a University of Hartford Art School MFA student, Sophy’s artwork highlights human impacts on aquatic animal life. For more of her work see sophytuttle.com.
2017, Samrath Kaur (smrth.net)
Samrath’s artwork highlights the marine mammal rescue program.
2016, Rae Whiteley
Rae explored the many connections between keepers/ trainers and the animals in their care. The result was an exhibition of her work on public display, the first of its kind at the Aquarium, and some great media coverage. Thanks to Rae, the Visiting Artist program has continued. Click here for the story:
FOSTER PARROTS VISITING ARTIST
2018, Alex Suarez
Alex worked with the staff of Foster Parrots to promote their “No Cage Is Big Enough” program. Dr. Spelman is also on the board of Foster Parrots, Ltd.
INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE VISITING ARTIST PROGRAM
2016 Emily Schnall and Derek Miranda
Emily Schnall received a scholarship to support her work as a Summer Intern for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, IFAW. Her work focused on the problem of "tiger selfies."
Derek Miranda received a scholarship to support his work as a Summer Intern for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, IFAW. His work focused on the problem of shark finning and its impact on all whale species, especially the whale shark.