girls in animation broadcasts eight new 2023 scholarship program business companions

WIA has simply introduced a formidable new record of {industry} companions generously collaborating of their WIA Scholarship Program. The newest group of eight contributors, essentially the most ever acquired because the program began, contains Animation Focus, Animation Mentor, ArtStation, Autodesk, Foundry, LAIKA, Toon Growth, Wacom, and Yellowbrick Studying. 

All of those organizations have kindly supplied a wide range of providers and merchandise not restricted to workshops, tutoring periods, software program packages, {hardware}, and money prizes for the upcoming 2023 cycle. 

WIA’s Bay Space and Montreal Chapters are additionally freely giving particular scholarship prizes for these animation college students who’ve private ties to their areas. Right here’s an entire rundown of all eight scholarship packages being supplied by these new companions beneath:

  • Animation Focus offers on-line animation tutoring on a 1 to 1 foundation with knowledgeable function movie character animator – 1 hour per week for 4 weeks. One WIA scholarship recipient will obtain a spot in a 2023 Animation Focus class. 
  • Animation Mentor will supply one WIA Animation Scholarship winner a 6-week workshop (a $699-$899 worth) and can permit that awardee the selection of a number of programs. With their alternative of 10 completely different courses: Maya Workshop: Animation Fundamentals, Cartoony Animation for 3D Animators, 2D Animation for inexperienced persons, 2D Animation: Stroll Cycles & Character Motion, Pre-Visualization fundamentals for animators, Storyboarding Fundamentals, Intermediate Storyboarding, Visible Growth: Rules of Design, Sport Animation Fundamentals, and Digital Portray, the scholar winner could have many choices to finest personalize this academic alternative. 
  • ArtStation is proud to assist the WIA Scholarship Program and is providing 25 one-year ArtStation Professional upgrades to recipients. ArtStation Professional comes with a customized web site builder, analytics, weblog web page, 4K uploads and video clips, and way more! 
  • Autodesk is supporting this yr’s recipients with licenses of their 3D modeling and animation software program. Eight winners could have the selection between one-year subscriptions of Autodesk Maya or Autodesk 3ds Max. 
  • Foundry will supply one WIA Animation winner, $2,000 in scholarship funds along with a everlasting Manufacturing Collective license to its suite of merchandise, together with Nuke Studio, Katana, Mari and Modo. This license will permit the winner entry to Foundry’s industry-leading compositing, editorial, overview, modeling, 3D portray, look improvement and lighting software program. 
  • LAIKA is happy to take part within the WIA Scholarship Program once more this yr and they are going to be giving out two money awards, as much as $2,000 USD to 2 deserving college students who concentrate on cease movement. LAIKA hopes to take this chance to foster future expertise that shares the identical ardour for cease movement filmmaking.
  • Toon Growth helps the WIA scholarship program for the third yr in a row, serving to to construct a extra various animation {industry} and offering assist to new expertise coming into the market. The prizes embrace 20 licenses of Storyboard Professional, 20 licenses of Concord Premium, and 10 Concord Fundamentals On-line Programs. One of the simplest ways to organize for a future in animation is to set a stable basis with main expertise that will probably be used all through knowledgeable profession.
  • Wacom is happy to be part of Girls In Animation’s mission. They consider everyone seems to be inventive and wish to proceed to offer entry, assist and consciousness to those that are bringing a brand new voice to the {industry}. Wacom is donating Cintiq Professional 16’s to 10 WIA scholarship winners as a result of they perceive the significance of getting skilled stage expertise as it should set the expertise aside for each freelancing work and their inventive portfolios making them extra hirable within the Animation {industry}. 
  • The WIA Bay Space Chapter is providing a $1,500 USD scholarship to 1 scholarship recipient who resides and learning within the Bay Space. This chance can be open to college students who’re at present residing within the Bay Space however are attending colleges elsewhere remotely this yr.
  • The WIA Montreal Chapter is providing a $1,000 CAD scholarship to 1 pupil who’s at present learning in Montreal or residing in Montreal whereas taking on-line courses at colleges in different international locations.
  • Yellowbrick Studying — Animation Mentor’s mother or father firm — is proud to announce that also they are providing a separate scholarship award that may permit 3 awardees their alternative of 1 Yellowbrick on-line course for every winner. (a $1,000 per class worth, totaling $3000) With their alternative of twenty-two completely different courses to select from, reminiscent of Style, Music, Movie & Leisure, Magnificence, Design, E-commerce, Hospitality, New Media, and E-Sports activities & Gaming, the three winners of this scholarship will get to decide on 1 course every from their curriculum.

“We’re proud to assist the rising expertise from all corners of the world as they proceed to broaden and sharpen their expertise in animation,” stated WIA’s Chair of Training, Hsiang Chin Moe. “We’re additionally proud to companion with our beneficiant sponsors who share the identical ardour for the animation discipline. Their beneficiant contributions will make actual, tangible variations within the lives of those gifted creatives.”

WIA Animation Scholarship functions stay open from Oct. 19, 2022 till Dec. 1, 2022. Eligibility necessities, software and different particulars might be discovered on the official WIA web site. Scholarship winners will probably be introduced on the BRIC Basis Summit in 2023.

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