$4,500 A. Anthony Tappé Fontainebleau Prize



$4,500 A. Anthony Tappé Fontainebleau Prize
The Fontainebleau Schools, France
June 30, 2013 - August 8, 2013
Submission Deadline: Monday, March 31st, 2013 by 7 pm
Information Session: Wednesday, March 26th at 6 pm in Room 507, 320 Newbury St.


Each year, the BAC and Anthony Tappé provide one scholarship for an exciting study abroad program outside Paris, France. Selection is based on academic and practice standing, with preference given to advanced students of Architecture with excellent academic records and portfolio. This person must be a strong ambassador of the Boston Architectural College

During the past 80+ years, the Fontainebleau Schools have brought together different artistic disciplines in order to explore new ways of seeing, thinking and making architecture. The presence of a Music School gives a unique opportunity for the Fine Arts students to explore relationships between architecture and music, develop collaborations with musicians, and to attend rehearsals and concerts. Studio spaces in Fontainebleau and on the Chateau grounds offer inspiring places to develop design proposals and installations.

At the Fontainebleau Schools of Music and Fine Arts, students have the opportunity to come in direct contact with the work and the theories of European architects, artists and theoreticians (primarily French). The core curriculum includes architecture, landscape, painting and sculpture with possible courses in photography, fresco painting, stained glass and mosaic.

At Fontainebleau, students are required to accomplish projects in at least three disciplines. Numerous field trips are organized to acquaint students with the finest masterpieces of French art and architecture, both historic and contemporary. Classes and workshops take place in and around the magnificent Chateau of Fontainebleau. The various buildings and gardens of the Chateau provide an outstanding and inspirational setting.

For additional information, please visit http://www.fontainebleauschools.org.

To apply, students must submit the following:
1. Current Portfolio
2. Sketchbook
3. An essay of no more than 500 words discussing how you would make a good ambassador for the Boston Architectural College, -- and how your participation in the Fontainebleau Architecture Program supports your educational goals.

An Information Session with Rich Griswold, Associate Provost and Dean of Students will be held on Wednesday, March 26th at 6 pm in Room 507, 320 Newbury St, for interested students. Last year's recipient, Perla Muller, and the 2012 recipient, Arlen Stawasz, will be present to talk about their experiences with the program and to answer questions. This year’s prize will cover the full tuition of the program. Travel to France and some meals will be the responsibility of the winner.  For more information about the scholarship, contact Richard Griswold.

Deadline to Submit is Monday, March 31st, 2013 by 7 pm. Submissions should be turned in to Greg Sikora’s office, room 102, 320 Newbury, first floor.

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