The Visual Arts Foundation

Founded in 1968, the Visual Arts Foundation provides scholarships for deserving students to study at the School of Visual Arts; supports exhibitions, conferences, and competitions and promotes the study and improvement of the arts; encourages cooperation and exchange among artists, designers, students, publishers and others engaged in artistic activities; receives gifts, legacies and donations; and offers awards, appropriations and scholarships from these resources.

In support of these efforts a number of scholarship funds have been established in memory of former faculty and students, with contributions from colleagues, family and friends.

Over the years the Foundation has received support from such professional associations as the Advertising Club of New York, the New York Art Directors Club, the One Club, Aquent and the Society of Illustrators. Funding for scholarships and special projects has been provided by JP Morgan Chase & Company, Philip Morris Companies, Eastman Kodak, Disney, Merrill Lynch, Travelers, Sony, Con Edison and the Coyne Family Foundation.

You can find a listing of the current VAF Scholarships and Awards here.

For further information on how to establish or contribute to a scholarship fund, please contact the Visual Arts Foundation at 212.592.2227 or via e-mail: [email protected].