The deadline for applying is March 13, 2018.
Applications are available by using the link above.
Wagner College full-time students are eligible to apply for a Gaffney Project Grant. Grants may be awarded to students at any point prior to their last semester at Wagner. Most projects will take place in the summer.The maximum award is $750.00, and can be applied to any aspect of a students art education or art practice. At the discretion of the Art Department, one grant may be awarded or it may be divided into a number of smaller grants, not exceeding $750.00 in total during each Academic year. Some examples of projects to be funded include travel expenses (i.e. a summer trip to Italy to study Renaissance painting), expenses for framing for an exhibit, model fees for a specific project, or photographer’s fee for preparing a portfolio of the student’s work.
Proposals will include:
At the completion of the project, students write a narrative summary of the experience, including financial documentation of how the Grant money was spent. Students will be offered an exhibition in Wagner’s Spotlight Gallery.
Past Winners of the Richard Gaffney Grant
2015 Elizabeth Murphy of New Brunswick, N.J. won the Richard Gaffney Memorial Grant to support student work in the visual arts. The Gaffney Grant is meant to help cover the costs for a student art project. Murphy’s project is to create innovative sculptural swings made from discarded items that will hang as installations on campus. Her intention is to draw attention to the environment and to re-use materials in a surprising way. Although only a first-year student, Murphy has shown excellent focus and passion as an art student in painting.
Matthew Jasinski , winner of the 2010 Gaffney Grant Award
Shauna Sorensen was the 2009 winner of the Gaffney Grant Award
Robert Geronimo was the 2008 winner of the Gaffney Grant Award, along with Sirena LaBurn (see work below)who was unable to be there for the presentation.
-Sirena LaBurn -
winner of the 2007 Gaffney Grant Award
Dana Kennedy, 2006 winner of Gaffney Grant Award