The Crealdé Fellowship work-study program, established in 1978, offers free educational opportunities to students in exchange for hours worked to maintain the studios, assist with children’s classes and festival workshops, help with gallery and community events, and other responsibilities. Applicants are nominated by faculty members. Once approved, Fellowship students stay involved for one to two years. During this period, they can enroll in classes at no cost and have unlimited studio use. They usually complete their Fellowship with an independent study and a developed portfolio. The students volunteer approximately 30 hours per session and applications are accepted year-round.