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

2019

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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 Whitele

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.