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Rising Star Scholarship

Rising Star Scholarship

The Arts Council for Wyoming County’s Rising Star Scholarship is awarded annually to a olllege student, graduate, or aspiring young artist up to the age of 30. 0. Priority will be given to artists who plan to produce and sell visual art as part of their future livelihood. he scholarship includes a booth at the Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show & Sale®, publicity, and a solo exhibition at the ACWC’s Main Gallery.


To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following by email to acwcyouthgrants@artswyco.org:

  • A brief statement addressing your reason for submitting the grant application.
  • An artist’s statement.
  • A brief biography including your name and address (one page maximum).
  • A photo of you working in your studio or class, or a headshot (at least 300 DPI jpeg).
  • Up to 10 images of current/past work.

For the Rising Star Scholarship, all information except photos must be submitted as a PDF or Microsoft WORD document (no Google Docs please). Applicants may be required to participate in an interview, which would include a portfolio review. The award is presented at the ACWC’s annual Community Arts Grants Awards Ceremony held in March.

NOTE: This scholarship does NOT have a Wyoming County residency requirement.


Please contact Jackie Swaby, Executive Director of the Arts Council for Wyoming County, for more information at 585-237-3517.

Our Mission

To bring art to the people and people to the arts by:
• Providing services to artists
• Fostering connections between artists and community
• Offering a safe space for all people to express self and art

Main Building

31 S. Main Street
Perry, NY 14530
(585) 237-3517

Satellite Office

(please contact the Main Building for availability at this office)
36 Center Street
Warsaw, NY 14569

To receive regular email updates about ACWC events and opportunities, send your request to: info@artswyco.org

For general information or matters regarding the Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show, contact: LACScord@artswyco.org

Direct inquiries about Community Arts Grants to Linda Franke at franke@artswyco.org

Folk/Traditional Arts information can be obtained from Karen Canning at glowtraditions@goart.org

To contact the Executive Director, Jacqueline Swaby, call 585-237-3517 EXT 100