Benefits of Membership
Open to MIT freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, master’s and PhD students, members enjoy:
- MIT-sponsored excursions to local shows, exhibits and lectures
- Self-governed seed money for member arts projects ($1k)
- Priority admission to Graduate Arts Forum events
- Discounted classes at the Student Art Association (SAA)
- Funds for tickets to exhibitions for off-site student research
- One guest pass for a current scholar to host an Arts Scholars candidate to an exhibition or event
- A lasting arts community that acts as a touchstone for MIT graduates
Additionally, Arts Scholars have access to mentoring from pre-professional and professional artists. With the assistance of the Manager of Student Arts Programs, an Arts Scholars member can request a meeting with an artist in their field of interest. Meetings are arranged with an accompanying visit to either the studio or exhibit in the chosen field. Mentorship opportunities help Arts Scholars members gain a better understanding of the field through discussions and experiences with working artists and experts.
The Arts Scholars program is supported by the Council for the Arts at MIT.
Arts Scholars Application Process
Applications to join the Art Scholars are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, candidates must:
- Designate a nominating faculty or staff members (preferably in the Arts)
- Fill out an online application form and include a recommendation letter from the nominating professor or staff member
- Interview with the Coordinator of Student Art Programs, current Art Scholars, MIT faculty and staff, and members of the Council for the Arts at MIT
Applications are no longer available for the Fall 2019 semester. Please be on the look out for the Spring 2020 application. Thank you for your interest in the Arts Scholars!
For more information contact:
Shannon Rose McAuliffe
Manager of Student Arts Programs