The Figge offers a t-shirt design contest called the Figge Factory annually for high school students. Students are invited to enter the contest and submit their own design. The winner's design is featured on a Figge t-shirt and sold in the Museum Store. The aim of the contest is to engage teens in the field of art and design by tapping into the hipness of T-shirt and DIY culture. The student whose design is selected will receive a cash prize, free T-shirts and a silk-screening pizza party for the winner and three friends. The limited-edition artist T-shirts will be available for purchase in the Museum Store, with all proceeds benefiting next year's educational programs at the Figge. Check back soon for more details!
Brand Boeshaar Scholarship
Since 2000 the Brand Boeshaar Scholarship Program has awarded $700,000 to graduating high school seniors in eastern Iowa and western Illinois who wish to study fine arts, design or art education in college. To be considered for this prestigious $12,000 scholarship, applicants must submit a completed application, high school transcript, two letters of support and a portfolio of 12 works. The program is funded by the Brand Boeshaar Foundation Fund, managed by the Figge education department and administered by the Quad Cities Community Foundation.
There are four scholarships:
1. Isabelle M. Brand Scholarship 2. Lillian L. Brand Scholarship 3. Lucille Brand Scholarship 4. William Brand Scholarship
The results for the 2020 recipients of the prestigious $12,000 scholarships for students majoring in art, art education, design, or architecture are listed below. The program is funded by the Brand Boeshaar Foundation Fund, managed by the Figge Education Department, and administered by the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend. 2020 Recipients Lillian L. Brand Scholarship Maggie Borata, Central DeWitt High School Isabelle M. Brand Scholarship Lena Dybro, Davenport Central High School, Creative Arts Academy Lucille Brand Boeshaar Scholarship Lucas Teasdale, Davenport Central High School, Creative Arts Academy William Brand Boeshaar Scholarship Hope Van Patten, Davenport Central High School, Creative Arts Academy Honorable Mention Don Heggen Memorial Scholarship Fund Recipients ($500 each) Gracie Miller, Assumption High School Sophie Curtis, Pleasant Valley High School
The Figge Art Museum serves thousands of school children each year through school visits to the museum, where students participate in guided tours and a hands-on art activity. For many, this is the only opportunity they have to visit the Museum.