As mentioned in yesterday's post, this is the final week of the Gyula Derkovits Art Scholarship Review exhibition at the Ernst Múzeum. If you haven't had the chance to go yet then One A Day highly recommends you do before it closes on the 29th of May.
For those of you who are unaware of the Gyula Derkovits Art Scholarship, it was founded by the Hungarian state in 1955. The initiative was open to artists under the age of 35 and those who succeeded in winning a scholarship were provided with a grant to support their creative practise whether they be a painter, sculptor, graphic or media artist. Back then it was only around 3000 Hungarian Forint over a period of three years (which by today's standards is roughly £3.23 per year) but now the scholars receive 80,000 HUF over a period of 11 months.
Each year there are roughly 200 applicants for the 10 open positions in the first year of the scholariship. The reason the scholarship is so popular is not only down to the program's prestige but because it is the only form of stable support from the government.
For full details head over to the Ernst Múzeum website.