EBetween January 25 and February 6, 2022, those interested in the free courses offered by the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage (EAV Parque Lage) will be able to apply for full scholarships offered by the carioca institution. 40 will be selected for the first semester courses and another 40 for the rest of the year - with open call in the second semester.
“The edict reaffirms EAV's commitment, as a public institution linked to the Secretary of Culture and Creative Economy of the State of Rio de Janeiro, to promote cultural dissemination and the democratization of the arts”, states the program's publicity text. “Our goal is to have 50% of scholarship students, through sustainable actions that guarantee the public character of this school that has the formation of artists as a vocation, privileging people of color and coming from peripheral territories”, says Yole Mendonça, director of the institution. "It's not philanthropy, it's EAV acting as an agent of change."
The social grants will be funded through the sale of the Impact Collection - who joined the program of benefits Friend EAV – taken to 8th edition of ArtRio in September 2021. At a booth at the Rio fair, Escola de Artes Visuais presented a series of works for sale: two limited-print photographs by Felipe Azevedo; an unpublished work by the artist Flavia Junqueira; and works from the collection donated by names such as Angelo Venosa, Antonio Dias, Brígida Baltar, Carlos Vergara, Ernesto Neto, Iole de Freitas, Laura Lima and Luiz Zerbini.
Scholarships are valid for any online or face-to-face course in the curriculum. Through a letter of intent, candidates must inform their careers (not necessarily in the visual arts) and expectations regarding the intended course, considering the following questions: What is your relationship with the field of arts and how does it happen? How can the chosen course contribute to your trajectory? What do you hope to achieve during and/or after your participation? There is no portfolio requirement and the form – which can be checked on the institution's website – will be available until 23:59 pm on February 06th. The announcement of those selected will be made on February 25, with enrollment opening the next day.