The Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship

OVERVIEW

Each year, the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship is awarded to a select number of exceptional American artists and musicians who plan to pursue their studies in Paris.

A scholarship is also available to French, Swiss, and American medical post-graduates specializing in psychiatry with an internship in a Parisian hospital.

Cellist Andrew Bradford (HHW 2008-09) — photo: Hermann Wendler (PONT 2007-10)

ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES

American Artists and Musicians:

The Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship is a private grant awarded annually to up to four graduate and post-graduate American students in the visual fine arts (painting, graphic design, print-making, sculpture, photography) and music (composition, instrumental or vocal performance).

The scholarship is not intended for research in art history or musicology, nor for dance or theater.

Successful candidates propose a unique and detailed project related to their study which requires a one-year residency in Paris. As this project should include enrolment in a recognized French art school or music conservatory, it is strongly suggested that the candidate establish a significant contact with a teacher or institution prior to arriving in France and to show evidence of this contact in his/her application dossier.

American, Swiss, or French Doctors Interning in Psychiatry:

For more information on this scholarship, please refer to the French text by clicking here.

AWARD DETAILS

Musicians and Artists (American nationality):

  • Monetary prize: Each of the Harriet Hale Woolley scholarships carries a stipend of 10,000 € paid in four installments throughout the academic year (October 1st – June 30th).
  • Live-in atelier or studio reservation: The scholarship award also includes the reservation of an affordable live-in artist atelier or live-in music studio at the Fondation des Etats-Unis throughout the nine-month residency (October – June).  The successful candidate will be expected to use this space as his or her principal residence and work-space throughout the duration of the scholarship, and as such will be responsible to pay its monthly rent.
  • PONT membership: The Woolley Scholars are automatically granted a yearly membership to PONT – Portes Ouvertes aux Nouveaux Talents, the pre-professional program for artists and musicians at the Fondation des Etats-Unis.  PONT seeks to “bridge” the gap between final studies and first steps as a young professional by organizing concerts, art exhibitions, and other cultural events at the Fondation and in other venues throughout Ile-de-France.

Doctors Interning in Psychiatry:

For more information on the Award Details for Doctors Interning in Psychiatry of American, French, or Swiss nationality, please refer to the French text by clicking here.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Artists:

For more information on the application process for artists of American nationality, please click here.

Musicians:

For more information on the application process for musicians of American nationality, please click here.

Doctors Interning in Psychiatry:

For more information on the application process for Doctors Interning in Psychiatry of American, French, or Swiss nationality, please refer to the French text by clicking here.

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