top of page

Ana & Adeline Foundation Announces $89,000 in Artist Scholarships to YAYA Alumni

Ana & Adeline Foundation is happy to announce our 2022-2023 Scholarships awarded to twelve YAYA alumni - totaling $89,000 - to pursue studies in visual arts and design. This year, we welcome a new team member, Darryl White, who is serving as our College & Career Advisor to support the scholars in their pursuits. Special thanks to our venerable panel of arts leaders who reviewed the scholarship applications this year. See and learn more about the individual scholars, advisor, and panelists below..

Ana & Adeline Foundation supports the emerging YAYA visual artist community with resources for advancing their careers and creative practice. YAYA is a working studio and youth arts center in New Orleans that was founded in 1988 by artist Jana Napoli. For more than three decades, YAYA has worked to empower creative young people through educational and entrepreneurial experiences in the visual arts. Seeing the value of investing in the long-term trajectory of artists, Napoli established the Ana & Adeline Foundation in 2011 to complement the YAYA program by supporting its alumni into their adult lives. The Foundation awards grants and scholarships to individual visual artists who represent a range in age and stage of their lives - from college students to emerging artists and creative business owners. Ana & Adeline Foundation also makes grants to YAYA for projects that engage their teen and young adult artists with national and international visual arts and design communities.

from left - Top row: Channel Guice Thomas, Ian Jackson, Starr Solié, David Garcia Patiño; Middle row: Jeremiah Brown, Keith Singleton Jr., Amira Slocum, Glenn Garrison Jr.; Bottom row: Laila James, Andrew Bruce, Sofia Olexia-Daigle, Justin Parker

Ana & Adeline Foundation makes scholarships to YAYA alumni pursuing degrees in visual arts and design or studies that support leadership in those disciplines. Ana & Adeline Foundation is particularly dedicated to supporting first-generation college students and artists of color. Scholarships are up to $10,000 annually and artists may apply for 5 consecutive years or until they earn their degree, whichever comes first. Scholars may also use awards for continuing education, intensive workshops, and nontraditional institutions such as General Assembly

The complete list of the 2022-2023 scholars are:

Jeremiah Brown Transitional Scholarship, Graphic Design

Andrew Bruce Xavier University of Louisiana, BS Biology, Minor in Studio Art

David Garcia Patiño Drexel University, BA Fashion Design

Glenn Garrison Jr. New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute, Culinary Arts Certificate

Channel Guice Thomas Santa Monica College, Associates Fashion Design</