Financial need should not deter artists from applying for admission. Skowhegan is committed to finding meaningful financial aid for all of those who are admitted to the program.

Tuition for 2016 is $6,000. A number of scholarships are offered, including general and named fellowships, as well as matching school fellowships which are available to students who are currently enrolled in partner institutions.

The goal of Skowhegan’s financial assistance program is to ensure that all artists who have been accepted can attend Skowhegan regardless of their financial status. Most years, 95% of each class requests significant financial aid. In order to make the experience possible for everyone, please only request what you need. 

While it is not Skowhegan's goal to contribute to mounting debt, each participant is expected to make some financial contribution to their experience. 

Each applicant is asked to request a financial aid amount with this in mind, though financial status is not a consideration in the admissions process. Keep in mind that some will be able to pay most or all of the cost, while others may only be able to pay a small amount. We will determine an award amount at admission based on individual requests, as well as other financial information requested in the application. Only artists who have completed the financial assistance section of the application can be considered for aid. You must submit this information at the time of application.

Skowhegan cannot provide assistance for other living expenses or materials. If you are requesting financial assistance please remember that tuition represents a fraction of the actual cost of a residency. Take time to consider seriously your real needs and ability to contribute toward your tuition and fees so that Skowhegan can assist as many people as possible.

2016 Fellowship Listing

State Fellowships 

California / Donald & Doris Fisher Fellowship

This fellowship provides partial scholarships to artists born, raised or currently living in California.

Kansas / The Price R. and Flora A. Reid Foundation Fellowships

This fellowship provides partial scholarships to artists born, raised or currently living in Kansas, or enrolled in a Kansas art school or university art department.

Maine / William and Marguerite Zorach and the Bingham Foundation Fellowship

This fellowship provides partial scholarships to artists born, raised or currently living in Maine, or enrolled in a Maine art school or university art department.

Ohio / The George Gund Fellowship

This fellowship supports artists living and working in Ohio. 

School Fellowships

Cleveland Institute of Art / The Peter B. Lewis Fellowship

This fellowship provides scholarships for artists currently enrolled at the Cleveland Institute of Art, or who are currently living in Cleveland.

Cooper Union, New York /The Alex Katz Fellowship

This fellowship provides scholarships for artists currently enrolled at the Cooper Union.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA), Boston / The Ann & Graham Gund Fellowship

This fellowship provides scholarships for artists currently enrolled at the S.M.F.A.

New York Studio School Scholarship (N.Y.S.S.)

This scholarship of $6,000 is given to any N.Y.S.S. artist who is accepted to Skowhegan. 

Heritage Fellowships

Native American, Asian or Pacific Descent / The Payson Governor’s Fund Fellowship

This fellowship provides partial scholarships to artists of Native American, Asian or Pacific descent.

American Artists of African Descent / Camille Cosby Fellowship

This fellowship provides partial scholarships to American artists of African descent.

INLAKS / Full Tuition and Travel Fellowship

This fellowship provides a full scholarship and travel fund for those artists living and working in Indi