Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

Awards & Prizes


The Alma Schapiro Prize

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is pleased to offer the Alma Schapiro Prize, which alternates years with the Rieger Graham Prize. The Alma Schapiro Prize is to advance the career of an artist recipient and to foster the continuity of knowledge of the classical tradition as a vital aspect of contemporary culture around the globe.

The centerpiece of the prize is a three-month affiliated fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, the premier American overseas center for independent study and research in the fine arts and humanities. The total award will include Academy fees, travel allotment and award stipend. The proposed three-month stay must begin between September of the prize year and May of the following year.

The prize is open to United States citizens who are at least 21 years of age. A formal Bachelor of Fine Arts or Master of Fine Arts degree is not required, although some rigorous training and above all career accomplishment in painting or sculpture tied in expression and technique to contemporary classicism are essential for competitive applications.


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