Eric Porter Scholarship Residency

What is the Eric L. Porter Scholarship?

The Eric L. Porter Scholarship is for artists who lack the financial means, workspace, and equipment to explore, realize and further expand their art practice by providing a material stipend of up to $500.00 and a 6-month Full Access membership to Art Gym. Artist mentoring and critiques will be part of this award and scholarship. A “pop up” style event will conclude the scholarship as well as other programming throughout the recipient’s time at Art Gym.

Eric Porter and his wife Ingrid were two of the first members at Art Gym, joining the community in 2015. It was a privilege for other Art Gym members and staff to experience Eric’s immense talent, constant smile, and passion for art, while his contemplative drawings always left viewers in a state of quiet reflection.

To honor Eric’s passing from complications of a bone marrow transplant for leukemia, Art Gym has set up The Eric Porter Memorial Scholarship Fund for friends, family or anyone who wants to support local artists to donate to this fund. The scholarship will provide artists the opportunity to explore their talent with the same joy and passion that Eric imbued into his work.

Scholarship Details

  • Qualification is based on financial need and the need to access workspace and equipment
  • Applicants must submit an application explaining how this opportunity will further expand their art practice
  • Open to artists ages 18 and over residing in Denver and the surrounding area
  • The scholarship provides a materials/supplies stipend not to exceed $500.00 per award and a membership for 6 months to Art Gym
  • Apply anytime! Applications are accepted year round

Questions? Email our Membership and Program Administrator.

How Do I Apply?

  • Prepare a 500-1000 word proposal that outlines general goals, your intended direction and how this opportunity with help you achieve these goals. Be sure to include materials/tools/type of workspace needed.
  • Provide a brief summary of how the financial assistance in this residency will help with achieving your goals.
  • Upload 3 images of your past artwork.

Questions? Email our Membership and Program Director.

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