top of page

Acerca de



F.I.R.E Scholarships 

These scholarships provide a student or emerging artist the opportunity to participate in the annual F.I.R.E Conference. In addition to covering the general conference registration fee, the scholarship includes $100 for materials costs and a conference t-shirt. To qualify for these scholarships, applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program with a focus on sculpture or metalworking or be an emerging artist with experience or interest in casting. 


Currently accepting applications


Scholarship Applications are due March 12th, 2023


These scholarships are sponsored by the following donors:

Nathan Goodson

Desmond Lewis

Bryan Smith 

Kevin Gallagher Scholarship 

To honor the life of Kevin Gallagher and his commitment to life-long learning, this scholarship provides unrestricted support to individuals interested in learning a new skill(s). Preference will be given to those with financial need or that have faced hardships in life (such as bankruptcy, incarceration, or addiction). Please note that professional artists are ineligible for this scholarship.

Applications will open in August 

Carlsen Family Scholarship

This scholarship provides covers registration fees for Metal Museum education opportunities - which include but are not limited to classes, workshops, or conferences - hosted by and at the Metal Museum. Scholarship funds may also support travel to and from Memphis or lodging fees during the participant’s time in Memphis. Scholarships are available to students or emerging artists age 25 or younger with a desire to pursue a career in metalsmithing. 


Please note that scholarship recipients are expected to provide something of benefit to the Museum. This could be a written report about the experience, creating/producing an item to be sold at an auction or in the Store, write a blog post or newsletter piece, or document the experience with an agreed upon number of social media posts. 

Applications will open in August 


For questions regarding the Metal Museum Scholarships please contact the Museum Educator, Connor Dyer at or 901-774-6380. For questions regarding specific scholarships please ensure that your inquiry is made no later than 12 PM central time on the due date of the application in question. 

bottom of page