Art Scholarship

“Mother Eve” by Michelle Franzoni Thorley

With support from private donors, Exponent II has started an annual art scholarship for Latter-day Saint women of color.

The deadline to apply is May 1, 2019.

How to apply

Send examples of your work and a brief outline of your background, work, and how you would use the funds to

Support this scholarship

Anyone who wishes to donate to this scholarship can contact us at

FAQ about the Women of Color Art Scholarship

What is the mission of this scholarship?

We wish to amplify the voices of LDS women of color artists by lending needed support to continue developing their art.

What can the money be used for?

We want these funds to meet artists wherever they are. The money can be used for professional development, education, art supplies, or to compensate you for your time creating. The goal is simply to help LDS women of color to be able to successfully work in the artistic world.

What should the application include?

Please send your name and contact information, examples of your work, and how you would use the money to support your work.

Is there an age requirement?

Applicants should be at least 17 years old.

How much money is available?

We are starting small and hoping to grow as we solicit more donors. At the moment, we have $3,000 on hand. How much applicants receive will depend on how many applications we get and our ability to grow the initiative.

Who decides how the money will be spent?

Exponent II has put together a panel of people with experience in LDS women’s art: Margaret Olsen Hemming (Editor of Exponent II), Elizabeth Sanchez (LDS artist), Page Turner (Art Editor of Exponent II), Lita Little Giddins (LDS artist), and Nancy Ross (Exponent blogger and professor of Art History at Dixie State).