The Yasmin Scholarship

The Millay Colony for the Arts is proud to announce an important new initiative designed to support women of color in the creative arts. A generous contribution from Millay Colony alumna, writer and doctor of medicine, Seema Yasmin, will support stipends for women of color in residence each year at The Millay Colony.

This scholarship includes a $500 stipend to a woman of color.

I’m tired of other people telling our stories. I’m bored of other people repackaging our music. I refuse to keep seeing my world through the (literal) lens of white, male artists.
I’m sharing the advance from my first two books with other women of color artists because our music, our stories, our images, our dreams and our art matters. This is my small way of showing support to my fellow creators and encouraging you to apply for the gifts of time, silence and solitude at The Millay Colony for the Arts.   

      — Seema Yasmin, Alumna Writer

To apply for The Yasmin Scholarship, please contact Calliope Nicholas, email residency@millaycolony.org.  Any woman of color, at any stage of her career, working in visual arts, music composition or creative writing (fiction, non-fiction, playwriting, poetry or screenwriting) is welcome to apply.

The Millay Colony for the Arts is a 510 c(3) nonprofit organization. If you would like more information, please contact Calliope Nicholas at 518-392-3103 or email residency@millaycolony.org.

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