Evelyn Rumsey Lord Travel Award - Part 1

The purpose of the Rumsey Award is to provide funding for summer travel to students who wish to further develop their artistic practice. Funding is awarded each year to a student of Sophomore or higher academic level who will be returning for the full 2023 – 24 academic school year. Applicants must participate in a competitive exhibition, from which the Department of Art faculty will select an award winner based on the quality of both the exhibited sample work and the accompanying written travel proposal. Award recipients are required to showcase the work resulting from their summer study in the 2024 follow-up Rumsey exhibition – If the objective of the proposal is not fulfilled, the recipient will be required to return the award.

Applicant must be a sophomore or junior-level BA or BFA Art major with a department GPA of 2.5 or higher. Fourth-year students who have junior-standing in the Art program due to a change in majors are also considered eligible. Applicants must return for a two-semester junior or senior year. The Art Advisor will verify the eligibility of each applicant.
Applicants must have submitted an application to the “Evelyn Rumsey Lord Fund – Part 1” opportunity in the Portal and been accepted.

Travel Proposal
A detailed, typewritten proposal describing your summer travel plan must be submitted via the Scholarship Portal prior to the opening of the competitive exhibition. The proposal must be signed by a faculty mentor, indicated in this application, who supports your plan, and should include:
1. The travel locale and itinerary
2. Purpose of study
3. Description of how this experience will assist the development of your artwork and/or scholarship
4. Detailed estimate of travel costs and/or tuition

Applicants are allowed to submit UP TO FIVE works for the Rumsey Competition. When documenting your work up to 3 images of the same piece (eg. a sculpture) are allowed.

The Rumsey Award is processed through two applications in the UB Scholarship Portal.
This is the second application, for submission of your portfolio and travel proposal/budget.

College of Arts & Sciences, Art
Supplemental Questions
  1. Rumsey Questions
    • I understand gallery space is limited by the number of applicants involved in this exhibition.
    • I understand I am responsible for any special installation requirements.
    • I understand it is my responsibility to supply any additional equipment necessary for the exhibition of my work.
    • I understand scholarship recipients are required to participate in the follow-up exhibition next academic year at UB Department of Art's Lower Gallery, to showcase the work resulting from their summer study.
    • I understand that I must bring my art to the Art Resource Manager, Whitney Kehl, in Room 129 or by appointment, no later than 2/18/24
    • I understand that I must submit a travel proposal and budget prior to the exhibition.
    • I understand that the Department of Art is not responsible for any artwork that is not removed at the close of the exhibit.
    • I understand this application, if approved, is a commitment to an exhibition of works or submission of a paper to the 2024 Rumsey Travel Award Competition.
  2. ART Mentor Information Request