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March 19, 2018

Call for applications: China—US Culture Scholarship in partnership with China Academy of Art

San Francisco Art Institute

(1) Interior view of SFAI—Fort Mason Campus; designed by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects. Photo: Bruce Damonte. (2) Front entrance of China Academy of Art, Nanshan Campus. Courtesy of China Academy of Art.

San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) proudly announces the launch of the China—US Culture Scholarship in partnership with the China Academy of Art.

In support of this partnership, the China Ministry of Education is offering full tuition scholarships for the three-year International Master of Fine Arts (IMFA) degree, which is a full residency program at the China Academy of Art. The mission of the IMFA program at China Academy of Art is to introduce the world’s most promising young artists to a new model of contemporary art—in which creative and expressive practices from around the world move beyond boundaries and cultural constructs and join together to create art that is as vital and innovative as the contemporary world itself.

The pathway toward receipt of this IMFA scholarship is successful completion of SFAI’s one-year Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program. SFAI’s Post-Baccalaureate program offers an intensive studio and critique environment for practicing artists preparing to enter an MFA program or mid-career professionals looking to sharpen their focus and expand their studio work. Students will work at SFAI’s new waterfront Fort Mason Center campus overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, physically and imaginatively oriented toward the Pacific Rim and China’s vibrant art scene.


Apply today: sfai.edu/imfa-scholarship

In order to be considered for the Post-Baccalaureate program (Fall 2018 entry) and IMFA program (Fall 2019 entry), application materials must be submitted to SFAI and China Academy of Art no later than April 1, 2018.


Eligibility
For the inaugural year of the China—US Culture Scholarship, this remarkable opportunity for funded study is open to SFAI's current Post-Baccalaureate, MFA, and Dual Degree students with an anticipated graduation date of May 2018—as well as SFAI alumni who graduated 2013 and after. Selected recipients will begin study in China in Fall 2018.

A complete list of eligibility requirements and application details can be found on SFAI’s website. For more information on the IMFA program, please visit the China Academy of Art website.


About San Francisco Art Institute
Founded in 1871, San Francisco Art Institute is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious institutions in the practice and study of contemporary art. As a diverse community of working artists and scholars, SFAI provides students with a rigorous education and preparation for a life in the arts through an immersive studio environment, an integrated liberal arts and art history curriculum, and critical engagement with the world. Committed to educating artists who will shape the future of art, culture, and society, SFAI fosters creativity and original thinking in an open, experimental, and interdisciplinary context.

SFAI offers BFA, BA, MFA, and MA degrees, a dual MA/MFA degree, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, and a range of exhibitions, public programs, and public education courses. Notable past faculty and alumni include Lance Acord, Ansel Adams, Kathryn Bigelow, Enrique Chagoya, Angela Davis, Richard Diebenkorn, Paul Kos, George Kuchar, Annie Leibovitz, Barry McGee, Manuel Neri, Catherine Opie, Peter Pau, Laura Poitras, Clyfford Still, and Kehinde Wiley.

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