(Last update: April 14, 2020) In these uncertain times, the health and safety of all is our priority at the Joe Plaskett Foundation. Given the current situation, the deadline to apply for the Plaskett and Petry post-graduate awards has been delayed to October 1, 2020. With university campuses across the country being closed for indeterminate amounts of time, some candidates are unable to access their MFA studios to finalize their application portfolio, and we wish to make sure everyone can provide the highest-quality application possible, and to do so in less stressful circumstances.
As the Plaskett and Petry Awards involve spending time overseas, we would like to reiterate the flexibility of the Foundation regarding the laureates’ plans: of course, it is possible to postpone the stay to a later date, when the conditions will allow for an enriching experience, as Mr. Plaskett would have wished.
As the situation evolves quickly, we will inform you of any changes on our website and on the Foundation’s social media accounts. In the meantime, the Board of Directors of the Joe Plaskett Foundation continues to monitor the situation closely, and thanks you for your support.