There are scholarships but not for artists and as a poor you get sort of a governmental credit called BAFÖG if you want to study, but you have to pay it back when you begin to earn enough money and you can't live off of it easily in most circumtances.
Scholarships are given out, but in 99% not for artists, only for business-type of students. I know, I looked out for this when I studied back then. Never heard about Black Metal musicians getting funded by the government either.
Oh and btw there are really good art/graphic design schools in Germany, too. When I wanted to study I visited every school personally, talked with the teachers and asked the students how they liked it. The students would tell me the most important things. According to this I had chosen my school and was well satisfied with the education. When I studied there I got this gonvermantel credit called BAFÖG and only this made it possible.
I mention this because Janaschi and Algenpfleger mentioned something about bad schools in Germany or something like that, when they were on the Crimson Dagger stream. Sorry can't remember exactly what problem they had.
Maybe I got the wrong impression, I apologize in advance if this is the case. Oh and congrats to both of them.
And to the others that didn' get the scholarship: don't worry! As Jason Manley said there's so much information out there for free or relatively cheap. You can learn all this, too. There are no secret techniques that students at art schools learn. Try to hunt down some good books to get the information sorted and then dedicate your time to build your skills one after another. Take everything you can get from the internet and you are up to the task. I strongly believe that dedication gets you were you want to be, not if you attend an art school or not.
Good point. I think what most artists sorely neglect or overlook ist "the art of business". For me it is equally important or maybe even more important as honing your art skills.The other sad assumption is that skill level equates to wealth? I thought the term "starving artist" was used a lot for a reason. Someone with a higher skill level doesn't make them wealthier than any straight A student would be wealthier than a guy getting D's and F's.
I really look up to massive black, because it was a good business decision. When they asked Jason to put up a team to work for a game studio he basically said:"Why should I? We will stay for the project and are jobless afterwards." Instead they founded Massive Black and it gave them more power as artists and they got business, too. THIS is smart in so many ways. More artists should think business and more schools should teach this, too.