Visual Arts

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation
Downtown Athens, GA

 The Classic Center Cultural Foundation is now accepting applications for the visual arts scholarship. Applications are open to 9th through 12th-grade high school students living in the Northeast Georgia region. The application deadline is March 1, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. The available visual arts scholarship funding is brought to you in part by The Ann and Jack Crowley Scholarship Fund for the Visual Arts.


We are now serving counties in all of Northeast Georgia.
Athens-Clarke, Banks, Barrow, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Habersham, Hart,
Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, Walton, White

Each year, The Classic Center Cultural Foundation provides $30,000 in annual scholarships to talented high school students to help them pursue their passion in a career that will allow them to spread their artistic wings. Scholarships are awarded for hospitality, performing arts, and visual arts based on an application and audition process. The Classic Center Cultural Foundation grants $60,000 in annual hospitality, performing arts, and visual arts scholarships. 

Recipients awarded the performing arts and visual arts scholarships will receive $2,000, and their high school program will be presented $500. Students who demonstrate a strong commitment to their craft and are interested in applying should visit or e-mail

2023 Visual Arts Scholarship Recipients

Zoey Townsend

Zoey Townsend
Visual Arts, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School 

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School senior Zoey Townsend has been making her own clothes since she was seven. Adding art classes in high school expanded her outlook and helped her realize her dream was to pursue a career in fashion design. Zoey was awarded first place in the 2023 National Make It with Wool Competition. She is a member of the National Arts Social Program and a costume designer for her community theatre program. Zoey has been accepted into the Fashion Marketing degree program at the art school IED in Barcelona, Spain, where she will begin this fall.

Chloe Allen

Chloe Allen
The Ann & Jack Crowley Scholarship Fund for the Visual Arts, Clarke Central High School

Clarke Central High School senior Chloe Allen uses art as an outlet and an opportunity to express her surroundings. She is a recipient of the Honorable Gladiator Award, and her work was chosen for display in the Iliad Art and Literary Magazine. Her work in photography was also selected for exhibition at the UGA Wilson Center for Humanities and Art. She is a member of the Varsity Tennis team, the Fashion Design Club, and the National Honors Society. She hopes to study art history and film as she attends University College in Dublin, Ireland, in the fall.



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