Tuition Assistance & Work Exchange

Our Needs-Based Scholarship Program allows children and adults to enroll in classes, workshops, after-school and camps regardless of financial means. Last year, IS183 awarded over $10,000 of tuition assistance to students from across the region. Funds are limited, so students are encouraged to apply early.

All award recipients (or parents of recipients) are expected to join the community of the art school through participation in our work exchange program. Your help can be used with studio maintenance, flyer/catalog distribution, office support, publicity, and much more! For more information please call the office: 413.298.5252 x100.

To apply, please complete the application below, providing as much information as possible regarding your financial status (including a copy of the first page of your most recent tax return) and any special circumstances that inspire your request for assistance at this time. If you have any qustions please email our Registrar/Office Manager, Amy Butterworth, at

Work Exchange and Tuition Assistance Application

Please note: your completed application must be received at least two weeks before the beginning of the course for which you are applying.

IS183 thanks the following donors who make our scholarships possible:

Our membership program is a great way to save, especially for families. Members receive discounted rates on class and camp tuition for themselves and immediate family members. Annual memberships are available starting at $50.