We are once again honored and excited to announce that Muddy Colors will be awarding several of our readers with multiple scholarships to attend the 2019 IMC!

There are a variety of scholarships available, totaling more than $10,000 in awards! This is our largest scholarship giveaway ever, and there are a lot of chances to win one… so be sure to submit!!!

We will be awarding :

(1) Full scholarship, including tuition, room, board, and a 14 week monitoring spot in the next semester of SmART School.

(3) Partial $1500 scholarships

(3) Partial $1000 scholarships

(3) Partial $500 scholarships


The IMC instructor roster is a who’s who of today’s most influential Artists & Art Directors.

This year’s instructors and visiting guests include: Karla Ortiz, Iain McCaig, Mike Mignola, Rebecca Leveille-Guay, Greg Manchess, Donato Giancola, Dan dos Santos, Scott Fischer, Julie Bell, Boris Vallejo, Irene Gallo, Matthew Mitchell, Lauren Panepinto, Haven Gallery, and Mark Winters.


The IMC is a 7 day workshop focused on making you a better artist with the help of some of the best illustrators and fine artists in the world. All disciplines (traditional or digital) and skill levels are welcome. Old or young. Novice or pro. Anyone may apply for this scholarship. More info at: http://www.artimc.org


The IMC workshop takes place in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. (Nearest major airport is BDL)


The IMC workshops runs for 7 days, from June 10-16, 2019


All you need to do to apply for the scholarship is fill out this form right here. In this form, you will be asked to provide a link to 5 different pieces of art that you would like submit for consideration. You will also be asked to tell us why you think you would be a good recipient for this scholarship. That’s it! After you fill out the form, you will receive a link via email that will allow you to edit your submission as many times as you want.


  • Submit only once. (You can edit your submission as much as you want. But do not submit multiple applications)
  • Make sure the art you link to is in jpg/gif format, and between 800-2000 pixels on the longest side. (If you link us to a PSD, a ridiculously large file, or a non-public file, your entry will be discarded.)
  • Make sure you are capable of covering your own travel expenses before applying.
  • You have to be 21 years of age or older to attend.

We will stop accepting application at the end of the day, Sunday, February 17th, so don’t delay!

Simply fill out the form below, or follow this direct link: https://goo.gl/forms/pyR1ZosNgpiR1AIm2

Good luck to all our applicants! Our Winners will be announced before March 30th, 2019.

A special, heart-felt thank you to our readers, and to the IMC, who’s incredible generosity have made these scholarships possible. If you’d like to help us provide more scholarships like this in the future, please consider donating here: https://www.patreon.com/muddycolors

All photos are © David Palumbo