Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund
The Wooden Horse Arts Guild is pleased to announce the winner of the December 2012 Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund. Donna Stepien, of Randolph, Vt. received $250.00 to assist her in presenting three workshops on the art of hand- crafting personalized books and journals. She will share some of her 30 years of experience in the printing industry design, publication and book design. The workshops will be held Feb. 16, March 2 and April 13 at the White River Craft Center in Randolph.
About Donna Stepien:
"With 22 years as a college professor, I work among learners, educators and policy makers with equanimity. I participate in educational projects, conference design and presentation, writing, and research funded by colleges, universities, and departments of education. My special interests are visual literacy and developing visual materials for adults with reading and other learning challenges. I served on educational and arts organization boards and I developed and taught a bookmaking project in a Unesco-sponsored esl program in Eastern Europe. My writing, artwork, and design projects have won awards and have been published/exhibited through the US, especially in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and New York."
How the Scholarship Program began
In January, 2008, the Guild received their 501c3 designation and the Education Scholarship Fund was formed. In 2009, the Wooden Horse Arts Guild Board of Directors renamed the Scholarship Fund as the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund. Camilla is a founding member of the Guild, which was formed in 2002. She was President from 2006 thru 2009 during which time many artists of the area were given the opportunity to emerge and be recognized through the activities in the Community and the Arts and Crafts Shows given four times a year. (see the archives on this website) With Camilla’s experience in music and the arts, working with youth and adults throughout her life and her desire that more young people should have opportunities of growth in the arts, the Arts Education Scholarship Fund was formed. With the proceeds from profitable raffles, the Guild launched its Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund, awarding 3 scholarships during 2010 (see this page). In 2011 three scholarships were also awarded -- these to talented young artists -- two in dance and one in stained glass and sculpture. (see this page).
The Guild would appreciate and welcome donations to help continue this important work and expand scholarship monies for Vermonters interested in continuing their artistic development. Click on Donations.
Are you an artist, craftsman, photographer, writer or musician in need of help to pursue your work? The Wooden Horse Arts Guild provides scholarships to Vermont residents (ages 14 and over) to encourage and recognize artistic excellence in the literary, visual and performing arts. We accept applications from individuals only. Activities supported by the fund include, but are not limited to, workshops, private or group classes, performance, instrument rental or purchase and acquisition of art supplies.
Deadlines, Applications and Report
The number of and amount of awards are determined annually by the Scholarship Committee. The next Scholarship Award Round of up to $250.00 will close June 15, 2013. Applications will be accepted beginning June 1, 2013.
Awards are paid directly to the activity, provider or scholarship recipient upon presentation of appropriate documentation. Recipients are required to provide a written report to the Scholarship Committee within 30 days of using the award. An award report is included following the application.
Download An Application
The scholarship application can be downloaded here.
The scholarship information sheet can be downloaded here.
Scholarship awardees can download the report form here.