Liora Beer Scholarship

In memory of our founder, Liora Beer, a brilliant and uniquely talented artist and entrepreneur, the Board of Directors of Artmorpheus has created the LIORA BEER SCHOLARSHIP.

The mission of Artmorpheus is to foster an inclusive, creative community and to promote economic development and innovation in the arts by providing under-represented artists and creative entrepreneurs with help to take their ideas and enterprises to the next level.

At Artmorpheus, we believe in the power of art to transform our communities and our economy.  Through our Fairmount Innovation Lab (FIL), we provide artists and creative entrepreneurs with access to a wide range of business and technical resources and offer them vital career support.

Above all, we seek to provide artists and creative entrepreneurs with the tools they need to be successful and self-employed.

The Liora Beer Scholarship was created to support artists and creative entrepreneurs who embody the passion, creative spirit and drive possessed by our founder, Liora Beer.  Liora loved working with artists and entrepreneurs resident in the communities along the Fairmount Cultural Corridor, especially in Uphams Corner where FIL has its home.  If you are interested in learning more about and/or applying for the Liora Beer Scholarship, please find a further description, details about applying for the scholarship and application deadlines below.

Liora Beer Scholarship Details

The Liora Beer Scholarship will be offered to two (2) persons each year, beginning in January, 2019:

  1. THE ARTIST
  2. THE CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR
THE ARTIST

An applicant for the Artist scholarship will be a fine artist, visual artist, performance artist or playwright resident in Boston, Massachusetts. We hope to encourage applicants who:

  • be under-represented in Boston’s artistic community
  • hail from the communities along the Fairmount Cultural Corridor, such as Uphams Corner
  • are U.S. Armed Forces veterans, active duty members, or National Guard/reservists
  • would benefit from the access and business support to be provided to the scholarship recipient

The scholarship recipient will receive the following:

Event space for exhibitions, presentations and read-throughs at FIL

Gallery space as part of our revolving art gallery at FIL

Technical assistance

Business Support

Networking events

Community based meetings

Use of co-working space (shared) on an as-needed basis

THE CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR

An applicant for the Creative Entrepreneur scholarship will be an entrepreneur or small business person who operates in the creative fields such as design, video production, marketing and related fields or is involved in a social enterprise or business with the potential for great social impact in the local community, provided such person is resident in Boston, Massachusetts.  We hope to encourage applicants who:

  • may be under-represented in Boston’s creative economy or start-up market due to economic factors or lack of access to resources
  • hail from the communities along the Fairmount Cultural Corridor, such as Uphams Corner
  • are U.S. Armed Forces veterans, active duty members, or National Guard/reservists
  • would benefit from the technical assistance, business support and networking opportunities available to the scholarship recipient at FIL.

The scholarship recipient will receive the following:

Co-Working Space (shared) at FIL until December 31, 2019

Use of Event Space for two (2) events dependent on FIL’s calendar (fee waived)

Technical assistance

Business Support (possibly Launch Pad)

Networking events

Community based meetings

TO APPLY FOR THE LIORA BEER SCHOLARSHIP:

Please submit a 3-5 minute video to (i) introduce yourself, (ii) present your art, work or business idea and (iii) tell us briefly how you will benefit from receiving the scholarship.

Submit your videos to scholarship@artmorpheus.org.  You may also direct any inquiries to the same email address, scholarship@artmorpheus.org.

Submission Deadline:  All submissions must be received by 11:59pm on November 16, 2018.

Download and share the Liora Beer Scholarship information (.docx)!

We are currently developing a community event or pitch night for applicants for the Liora Beer Scholarship to be held in late November, 2018.  We will provide all scholarship applicants with further details after we receive your entries.  We expect that scholarship recipients will be announced on December 21, 2018, subject to the number of applications received.

ALL LIORA BEER SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS WILL BE RESIDENT AT FAIRMONT INNOVATION LAB BEGINNING JANUARY 4, 2019 AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TO DECEMBER 31, 2019.

Please support the Liora Beer Scholarship by making donations on our website: Artmorpheus.org/donate.

Artmorpheus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution to the Liora Beer Scholarship is fully tax deductible.