T-Shirt Design Contest

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. Design submissions are due by Saturday, December 7. 

Portfolio Day

Thursday, October 17
9:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
10 a.m. Portfolio Counseling

Attention art students: applying for scholarships and college admission? visit one-on-one with professors from area colleges and receive feedback and tips on your portfolio. Representatives from several colleges and universities will be available. Admission is free, but registration is required.

Teen Anime Day

Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, October 19

If you are between 12 and 18 years old and a fan of anime and manga art, this is for you! The afternoon will include cos-play and People’s Choice award for best costume, a student manga art display (bring art you’ve made or draw something at the event), craft activities, a Japanese language lesson and calligraphy contest, video gaming sessions, books and items available for purchase from Books-A-Million, refreshments, and more. 

Teen Anime Day is planned in collaboration with the Davenport Public Library, QC Anime-zing!, Books-A-Million, Japan Shinzen Art & Culture International and What's That Funk. For information, call the Figge at 563.345.6654 or the Davenport Public Library at 563.888.4812.

Girls on Fire Conference

Thursday and Friday, November 21-22

The Figge is proud to partner with Girls Love Magazine for this conference of empowerment focused on the capabilities, achievements and spirit of junior high and high school girls. For more information, visit: www.lovegirlmagazine.com

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

2019 application deadline has passed. Check back in 2020! Contact Heather Aaronson at haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or 563.345.6630 with any questions.

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The Figge was built with 1100 tons of steel.


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