At Gage Academy of Art, we believe that artists are made and not born. For this very reason, it is our mission to support all artists-in-the-making through opportunities for financial assistance.

Gage raises and allocates funds to create opportunities for adults, teens, and youth to pursue their dream of becoming an artist and cultivating their artistic growth.

Gage Tuition Assistance and Scholarship Programs embody the school’s commitment to make art and art-making accessible to everyone. Each year, Gage dedicates financial resources to make it possible for students who otherwise could not afford to participate to take our classes and workshops.

There are 2 ways to receive financial support: 1) Tuition Assistance, which is need-based; 2) Donor Scholarships, which are merit and/or need-based with a competitive application process.

Tuition Assistance (Adult & Youth)

Gage Academy of Art offers need-based Tuition Assistance to all Gage students who qualify. The program takes financial need and personal circumstance into account. Accepted students will receive a percentage reduction on tuition and will be free to apply that discount to a class of their choice. We have two separate applications, one for youth and one for adult students. 

Donor Scholarships (Adult)

Gage's Donor-supported Scholarships embody the school's mission to educate, enrich, and engage the community by providing access to art education for any student who wishes to begin or pursue their artistic practice. Our donor-supported scholarships are made possible only through the generosity of individual donors in our community. The donor-supported scholarship applications are carefully reviewed and granted annually by a panel of local and national art peers.

Youth Scholarships

As a non-profit arts organization, Gage Academy of Art intends to serve all motivated students who desire to receive an arts education. We offer full scholarships to students who show financial need. Gage Academy of Art admits students of any race, color, nationality, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at Gage. These scholarships are intended for Youth Programs.

Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?

In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.

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