Nathan Cummings Graduate Summer Travel Award

The Nathan Cummings Graduate Summer Travel Award was established by the Nathan Cummings Foundation to give talented visual artists in the ASU School of Art the experience of the Grand Tour, a tradition in the education of the whole person. For the visual artist, this experience is considered a necessity, and the role it plays in the life of a young artist is well documented in modern history. This “application exhibition” showcases the artwork of those students who apply from various disciplines and includes a statement of intent. Artists are meant to create proposals for summer travel to further their artistic visions and expand their worldview in relation to their particular craft and specific concentration. After a review of the work and proposals, ASU faculty members choose who will be awarded travel grants for this summer to their proposed locations. Awardees will be announced after the exhibition closes and votes are tabulated.

Exhibition Dates: March 11–15, 2024
Installation Period: March 1–10 (Extended due to Spring Break)
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 12, 5:30–7:30 p.m.




Minimum GPA
Need Based
  • Resident
  • Non-Resident
Enrollment Status
  • Full-time
Academic level
  • Graduate
Additional Criteria

In order to be eligible, you must be a regular status School of Art MFA candidate who has successfully completed the mid-term review, and have at least one more semester remaining in the ASU Herberger Institute School of Art.

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School of Art, Art Building 900 S. Forest Mall Room 102, MC 1505

Art Building
900 S Forest Mall
Room 102
MC 1505

Madelyn Becker

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