31st Annual Misty Dailey Awards — Now accepting applications!
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Applications for 2023 are open!
The deadline is 12 noon on Monday, April 17th, 2023.
Applications are now open for the 31st Annual Misty Dailey Awards! The Art and Art History Department, together with the Dailey Family, annually recognize and award exceptional work by Georgetown University Art and Art History students. The awards honor the memory of Frances Louise “Misty” Dailey, an art major at Georgetown, who passed away in 1978 during her senior year. Her family has long supported the arts at Georgetown, and endows these awards in Misty’s name. More information about Misty can be found on our page Dailey Awards (1993 — present).
The Misty Dailey Awards
The Misty Dailey Awards were created for graduating majors and minors in the arts and were first awarded in 1993. Stipends of up to $500 are awarded to students for outstanding Art History research papers, short form papers, and outstanding senior projects of majors in Studio Art. Applicants must be seniors with a declared major and/or minor in Art History and/or major in Studio Art. Outside jurors in Art History and Studio Art decide the winning work in their respective disciplines. The application deadline is 12 noon on Monday, April 17th, 2023.
Studio Art awards are open to graduating Seniors with a declared major in Studio Art. Studio work is automatically considered for the awards when students submit it for consideration for the Senior exhibition. Only students with artwork included in the annual Majors exhibition in the Art Galleries will be considered. No application form is required.
Art History awards are open to graduating Seniors with a declared major and/or minor in Art History. Students will submit only one paper to be judged by an outside juror. Papers may be written in either your junior or senior year. Majors may submit a research paper or short paper. Minors may not submit a research paper. A completed application form must be submitted with the essay.
Click here to download the Misty Dailey Awards application form.
The Dailey Family Travel Award
The Dailey Family Travel Award supports research travel for sophomores and juniors who will be conducting research in the U.S. or abroad during the summer or following academic year. The award provides a stipend of up to $2,000.00. The grant may be used for travel expenses while enrolled in an academic program or to extend the length of stay for the sake of pursuing interests in the visual arts. For example, Studio Artists might enhance their portfolios by discovering new sources of inspiration. Art Historians who plan to write a thesis might visit museums, libraries or other sites relevant to their topics. The application deadline is 12 noon on Monday, April 17th, 2023.
This award is open to declared majors and minors in Studio Art and/or Art History, who are studying for research abroad or in the United States during the summer of 2023 or the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year. Graduating Seniors may not apply. A completed application form must be submitted with a 500-word essay describing the project.
Click here to download the Dailey Family Travel Award application form.
The Dailey Family Award in Art, Diversity, and Healing
The Department of Art and Art History invites applications for the Dailey Family Award in Art, Diversity, and Healing. The award recognizes student research, creative work, or related projects that effectively explore themes of race, difference, and diversity. The application deadline is 12 noon on Monday, April 17th, 2023.
Any undergraduate paper or project produced for a course in the Department of Art and Art History may be submitted for consideration. Work submitted for consideration will have been produced for an undergraduate course in the Department of Art and Art History between January 2022 and April 2023. Students may submit only one work for the award, but may (pending eligibility) also submit work for other Dailey awards.
Click here to download the Dailey Family Award in Art, Diversity, and Healing application form.