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Manifest BRIDGE Scholarship

Covering partial or full cost to Manifest Open Sessions and
Professional Development Workshops



Upon leaving the environment of academia and moving into the workforce, it is often one’s art practice that is sacrificed. How do you sustain the vigor and intensity of your artistic practice after you leave the facilities and structure of your art program? How do you find colleagues and ‘talk art’ outside of a classroom? The Manifest Bridge Scholarship aims to provide emerging artists with access to Manifest’s Open Sessions and Professional Development Workshops, bridging the gap between being an art student and art professional.

Qualifications (How can I get a scholarship?)

The Manifest Bridge Scholarship is open to anyone who has graduated from a post-secondary institution (university, art school, community college) in the last 5 years, having majored in art or design.  These things will be required in order for you to be considered for a Manifest Bridge Scholarship:

  • Proof that you graduated with an art or design degree in the last 5 years. Please send a scan of your diploma or academic transcripts in the form of a PDF.
  • Portfolio of work: 10 jpeg images or online portfolio url link, highlighting artwork (any medium) made within the last 5 years. Please limit jpegs to <200dpi
  • CV
  • Short artistic bio

Please submit all supplementary material to Adam Mysock at

Programs (What does a scholarship give me?)

The Manifest Bridge Scholarship can cover entrance fees into Drawing Center programs especially suited to sustaining artistic skills and practice, and towards building a sense of artistic community. These programs provide opportunities to draw from the life model, and to participate in professional development workshops aimed at making better artists, and making artists better. Specific award amounts will be determined by our committee, primarily based on the materials provided in the application.

Programs include (but are not limited to):

  • Weekly Open Figure Life Drawing Sessions*
  • QUICKDRAW Open Life Drawing Gesture Sessions*
  • Drawing Marathons*
  • Manifest Visiting Artist Public Demonstrations
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Special invitations to participate in instructed courses and workshops at a
    discounted price (subject to available space)

    * uninstructed



LOCATION: Unless otherwise specified, all courses are hosted at Manifest's new facility at 'M1' in Clifton at 3464 Central Parkway (see map and directions below). Manifest's new facility provides multiple studio classrooms, private lesson space, a darkroom, a film processing room, and a multi-purpose lecture and class meeting space as well as on-site parking, grounds, and exterior spaces in which to relax, discuss, and make art. The studios are outfitted with professional equipment, furniture, and study aids.


Deadlines & Timeframe
When should I submit and when will I know?)

Applications for Manifest Bridge Scholarships will be reviewed as they are received.

We aim to notify applicants within two weeks of the application submission. (This is an approximate timeframe.)

Scholarship Award recipients must make good use of the opportunity, remaining in good standing with Manifest, otherwise the scholarship is subject to being revoked. We also ask that recipients provide documentation of their accomplishments at the Drawing Center, and be open to providing feedback. 


Email us at or call 513-861-3638.



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 Josephine S. Russell
Charitable Trust

Manifest is supported by sustainability funding from the Ohio Arts Council, and through the generous direct contributions of individual supporters and private foundations who care deeply about Manifest's mission for the visual arts.

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2727 woodburn avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45206

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cincinnati, ohio 45223



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