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Students and Work at Summer of ArtFor Summer of Art 2024, Target will sponsor one Black/African American student to attend the full 5-day program as part of their Advancing Design Diversity initiative. The Summer of Art Target scholarship covers both academic tuition, housing fees, and materials.

As part of their Racial Equity Action and Change (REACH) work, Target's Advancing Design Diversity (ADD) program mentors, trains, and educates the next generation of BIPOC design aspiring creatives with a goal of nurturing and growing American design diversity. 

Summer of Art is Otis College’s premier pre-college program, helping young artists develop their skills and pursue their creative passion for over the past twenty years. Target and Otis College of Art and Design are proud to collaborate on this opportunity!

Required Application Materials

Submit the following materials by 11:59 p.m. on April 29, 2024:

  • Complete the online scholarship application
  • Submit the following here:
    • Unofficial Transcripts (high school and/or college)
    • Personal Statement (300-500 words)
    • 10 Piece Portfolio
      • 5 Observational Drawings
        • Still life, landscape, figure drawing, or self-portraits that have been created by looking at the actual objects, not using a photograph as a reference or traced
      • 5 Pieces of Applicant’s Choice
        • Any medium including but not limited to: drawings, illustration, painting, photography, 2D design, sculpture, 3D design, and time-based projects

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