Fine Arts

In European academic traditions, fine art is art developed primarily for aesthetics or beauty, distinguishing it from applied art, which also has to serve some practical function, such as pottery or most metalwork.

Historically, the five main fine arts were painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and poetry, with performing arts including theatre and dance. Today, the fine arts commonly include additional forms, such as film, photography, video production/editing, design, sequential art, conceptual art, and printmaking.

One definition of fine art is "a visual art considered to have been created primarily for aesthetic and intellectual purposes and judged for its beauty and meaningfulness, specifically, painting, sculpture, drawing, watercolor, graphics, and architecture." In that sense, there are conceptual differences between the fine arts and the applied arts. As originally conceived, and as understood for much of the modern era, the perception of aesthetic qualities required a refined judgment usually referred to as having good taste, which differentiated fine art from popular art and entertainment.

The word "fine" does not so much denote the quality of the artwork in question, but the purity of the discipline according to traditional Western European canons.[citation needed] This definition originally excluded the applied or decorative arts, and the products of what were regarded as crafts. In contemporary practice these distinctions and restrictions have become essentially meaningless, as the concept or intention of the artist is given primacy, regardless of the means through which this is expressed.[citation needed]

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Scholarships for Fine Arts Majors

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Homecoming Scholars Award

BeyGOOD

$25,000 Varies See Details
 

Homecoming Scholars Award

BeyGOOD

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$25,000

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Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest

The Gallery Collection

$10,000 March 09, 2021 See Details
 

Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest

The Gallery Collection

award

$10,000

deadline

March 09, 2021
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Marjorie Skiff Rose Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

$6,640 March 13, 2021 See Details
 

Marjorie Skiff Rose Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

award

$6,640

deadline

March 13, 2021
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Iowa Center for the Arts Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

$6,500 Varies See Details
 

Iowa Center for the Arts Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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$6,500

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Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship - University of Evansville

University of Evansville

Up to $15,000 Varies See Details
 

Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship - University of Evansville

University of Evansville

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Up to $15,000

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Creative Arts Scholarship - Green Mountain College

Green Mountain College

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details
 

Creative Arts Scholarship - Green Mountain College

Green Mountain College

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Up to $5,000

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Creative Arts Scholarship - GMC

Green Mountain College

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details
 

Creative Arts Scholarship - GMC

Green Mountain College

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Up to $5,000

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Charles Craig International Travel Award Scholarship

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, College of Art and Design

$5,000 Varies See Details
 

Charles Craig International Travel Award Scholarship

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, College of Art and Design

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$5,000

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Visual Arts Endowment Scholarship

University of California, San Diego

Up to $4,000 Varies See Details
 

Visual Arts Endowment Scholarship

University of California, San Diego

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Up to $4,000

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Adelphi University Talent Award

Adelphi University

Up to $9,500 Varies See Details
 

Adelphi University Talent Award

Adelphi University

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Up to $9,500

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