About the Atelier

SCAD Alumni Atelier commissions artists, designers and scholars to create new work, awarding each ambassador up to $25,000 for travel costs, meals, supplies and honoraria.


Alumni Atelier ambassadors are awarded a one-time honorarium upon completion of commissioned work.

Café des Artistes, SCAD Lacoste

Meal plan

Meals are provided for the duration of the ambassadorship.


A budget for materials is in place for the creation and completion of the commissioned work.


Alumni Atelier ambassadors receive a travel allowance to and from the SCAD campus at which they are accepted.

Accommodations and workspaces

The university provides on-campus accommodations and workspaces for Alumni Atelier ambassadors. This housing ranges from fully furnished studios and one-bedroom apartments to well-appointed rooms in restored historical houses with a shared kitchen — all within walking distance of a studio.


Based on need and availability, Alumni Atelier ambassadors have access to university facilities and resources, including the SCAD DigiLab, Jen Library and the university kilns in Savannah; the woodshop in Atlanta; and computer labs in Lacoste.