Are you an artist or aspiring illustrator from a historically marginalized or BIPOC community?
We encourage you to apply for this scholarship. Denver Botanic Gardens’ core values guide
programs and support the creative expression of people from diverse backgrounds.
Denver Botanic Gardens’ four core values:
Transformation, Relevance, Diversity and Sustainability.
cholarship awards are determined on a competitive basis and require the submission of
sample work and an artist’s statement.
cholarship covers tuition and supplies for courses through the School of Botanical Art &
Illustration at Denver Botanic Gardens. Courses include, but are not limited to: Botany, Pencil I,
Composition, Light on Form, Color Layering.
wards vary each year based on applicants and funds available. Awards must be claimed in the
calendar year for which they are awarded.
ligibility: Applicants must be 15 years or older and planning to enroll in any of the required
classes in Denver Botanic Gardens’ Botanical Art & Illustration program.
To Apply: Applicant must submit the completed application form, a selection of four to six
different artworks completed within the last two years and an artist’s statement.
Completed Application Form with Artist’s Statement. The artist’s statement should
-500 words in length, include reasons the applicant would like to take classes
within the School of Botanical Art & Illustration program, what the applicant wants to
learn and how this experience will benefit the artist.
Sample Work: Submit four to six high-resolution images labeled with last name, the title
the image, date and medium. The file name should match the name in the applicati
Applications must be submitted electronically with the portfolio files by November 1 to
SBAI@botanicgardens.org or by mailing printed materials to Botanical Illustration Scholarship,
Denver Botanic Gardens, 909 York Street, Denver, CO 80206. Printed materials will not be
Questions may be sent by email to SBAI@botanicgardens.org or by phone 720-865-3653.