The Artists at Work Professional Development and Entrepreneurship Grant grant helps BFA, MFA, and Art Ed students advance their studio and professional skills by accessing opportunities and experiences beyond the MECA classroom.

Students will learn basic skills in grant writing, budgeting, and formatting work samples while assembling proposals to fund activities such as conferences, workshops, or professional events. All applicants will receive feedback on their applications. Funds cannot be used on equipment or for academic credit towards the completion of your undergraduate degree. Requests are capped at $500.

2019 Awardees


Rachel Monegue ’19, Photography 

Ashley Page ’20, Sculpture

Rebecca Richards ’20, Metalsmithing + Jewelry Design

Anna Marie Valenti MFA ’20

Evelyn Wong MFA ’19

2018 Awardees



Maggie Cote ’19, Graphic Design

Samantha Myrdek ’19, Illustration

Katherine Miller ’19, Photography

Sumayo Shute ’22, Undeclared (Freshman)


Prudence Ho ’19, Painting

Jamie Latorre ’20, Woodworking and Furniture Design

Ozlenen Ozbicerler ’19, Graphic Design

Brendan Shea ’18, Painting

James Sylvester ’18, Printmaking

2017 Awardees

Sarah Belhumeur ’18, Digital Media, minor in Drawing

Emmett Freeman ’17, Ceramics

Meg Hahn ’17, Painting, minor in Art History

Ellanor Milkowski Dahlgren ’17, Printmaking

Catherine Quattrociocchi ’17, Metalsmithing & Jewelry

Lewis Rossignol ’17, Illustration

2016 Awardees


Sophie Cangelosi ’16, Illustration

Mary Forst ’16, Metalsmithing & Jewelry

Ashley Wernher-Collins ’16, Fashion & Textile Design


Amelia Garretson-Persans, MFA ’16

2015 Awardees


Katherine Ackley ’15, Illustration

Caitlin Ervin ’16, Sculpture and Public Engagement Minor

Sara Inacio ’17, Printmaking

Jonathan Novak ’15, Graphic Design

Elana Sternick ’16, Woodworking & Furniture Design

Jacqueline Weichemann ’15, Photogrpahy


Tessa O’Brien, MFA ’16

Veronica Perez, MFA ’16

2014 Awardees


Chloe Beaven ’15, New Media

Forest Gagne ’14, Woodworking & Furniture Design

Liz Long ’14, Illustration

Rangeley Morton ’14, Woodworking & Furniture Design

Nicholas Norris ’14, Painting

Hillary Stucker ’14, Ceramics


Charley Young, ’14