Italian Language School in Florence

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4 Scholarships of €2000 (Study Abroad Program students) / €1400 (AEF Certificate Program students) each for the AEF Drawing and Painting Program "Leonardo da Vinci"

This scholarship is dedicated to the utmost Renaissance genius. Leonardo Da Vinci revolutionized both the figurative arts and the history of thought and science: he was a painter, scientist, engineer, architect, artist in the absolute sense of the term.

We offer this scholarship to a deserving AEF student who exhibits:
❚ A Major in Art & Design;
❚ Passion about pursuing a career as an artist and/or as an arts manager/administrator/curator;
❚ An understanding of the work it takes to succeed in the international business of the Fine Arts;
❚ Interest in Italian and European Art and Culture;
❚ A strong personal essay, and recommendation from a professor or academic advisor.
❚ Academic transcripts.

Application info and deadlines

Fall 2020

Application process and deadlines:
❚ Applicants must write to Victoria Padron to receive the Audition / Scholarship form for the Dance, Drawing&Painting, Voice&Opera Scholarships, and the Application form for the Italian Language and Culture Scholarship.
❚ Complete applications (forms, letters, materials) must be sent via WeTransfer to: Victoria Padron by March 1st.
Subject line of the file transfer should include full name, home university and the program the student is enrolling for.
❚ Notice of admission will be communicated by March 15th.

Application materials:
- Letter of intent
- Curriculum or resume
- Audition/Scholarship form (if requested)
- Reference letter(s) (max 3)

Discipline specific materials:

Level A1 Completion at the moment of departure.

Two short videos (3/5 minutes long) of ballet and contemporary dance that show technique and motivation in dance studies

One Italian Opera aria and one piece chosen from your repertoire

10 high-resolution professional pictures (5 drawings + 5 paintings in different techniques)