ArtWalla's Arts Education Grants seek to enrich artistic vitality and artistic opportunities within our valley. Our goal is simple: to serve as a catalyst, fostering opportunities for artists and non-profit arts and culture organizations to enhance their skills and programs.
Walla Walla has a unique artistic and creative scene and ArtWalla recognizes that in order to foster and grow this creative spirit funds are needed to support new programs and individual educational opportunities. To this end, ArtWalla prioritizes funding from our membership dues and annual fundraisers to provide grants for these efforts. In essence the community and artists are supporting the importance of funding to grow and enhance our vibrant art scene.
ArtWalla offers two different grants each year, The Dan Dunn Memorial Grant which is for individual artists in any disciple and the Arts Build Community Grants for arts and culture organizations and educational institutions who provide arts education and programming for our communities.
2019 Grant Cycle for Both Grants:
- Applications available starting September 27, 2019
- Application deadline November 27, 2019
- Grant reports due from 2019 recipients due September 1, 2020
Grant Award Process for Both Grants:
ArtWalla will appoint 3 panelist/jurors from the community for each grant pool. The panel will review all grant applications and award the grants following the guidelines for each grant. All applicants will receive communication about whether or not they received a grant by November 20, 2019. The list of panelists will be revealed at that time. Current ArtWalla board members and Grant panelists are not eligible to receive grants.
Dan Dunn Memorial Grant
Dan discovered the arts late in life, starting with a watercolor class he took in his spare time. Dan was able to sink his teeth into his newfound hobby with a great focus and determination, producing a staggering number of paintings in a short amount of time. He soon switched to oil painting, and his skill increased significantly along the way, culminating in some fine still-life floral compositions and superb seascapes. All of this was accomplished “on the side,” with his own money, and with minimal initial payback…as is often the case with folks who pursue some form of education in the arts.
Dan’s story is a fine example of how the arts can enrich a person’s life, at any stage. Now, ArtWalla is committed to supporting and strengthening the arts in the Walla Walla Valley, and so, naturally, supporting arts education is a critical part of our mission. Thus, in honor of Dan Dunn, we are creating an fund that will be used specifically to help aspiring artists in any creative discipline pursue arts education here in the Walla Walla Valley.
The funds received from the sale of his artwork at CAVU Cellars are being used to establish this The Dan Dunn Memorial Grant in Dan’s memory. Additional donations from annual fundraisers and individual donations to the fund will help increase ArtWalla's ability to donate to more artists in the future.
In 2019 two grants up to $250 will be awarded to support artistic endeavors of individual artists of any discipline.
View current and previous grant recipients here.
Who is Eligible
Individual artists of any discipline over the age of 18. Once an artist receives a grant they will not be eligible again for 5 years.
Artists must be located in the Walla Walla Valley, including anyone residing in Walla Walla County, Milton-Freewater, and Dayton.
How to Apply
Fill out the form below to complete your online application, which includes:
- Personal Resume (up to 150 words) - provide a clear and concise description of your artistic medium, current endeavors in this field and highlight accomplishments.
- Project Statement (up to 300 words) - Provide a description of your project or work for which you would like to receive funding and the timeline for implementing the project.
- Budget Statement (up to 300 words) - in paragraph format, describe how you would spend your grant award.
- Click the "Submit 2-5 Images Here" button to email documentation of your work to email@example.com. This step must be completed to be considered for the grant.
Art Builds Community (ABC) Grants
Each year The Art Builds Community Grant provides up to four grants to art and cultural organizations in the Walla Walla Valley with up to $500 of funding to enhance community arts education.
Applicable funding may include, but is not limited to: materials, equipment or other supplies or resources necessary to provide educational opportunities for the local community. Applicants may receive grant funding two years in a row (must apply each each year) and then must wait one year to apply again.
View current and past grant recipients here.
Who is eligible• Community organizations of any size, including non-profit, culture and education institutions, that offer arts education opportunities for the residents of the Walla Walla Valley
• Located in the Walla Walla Valley, including Walla Walla, Milton-Freewater, Burbank, Touchet, Lowden, Waitsburg and Prescott
How to Apply• Organization description (150 words) : Provide a clear and concise description of your organizations general mission, size and target audience.
• Project Statement (300 words): Provide a description of your project, the timeline on which it will be implemented, and how many people you hope to reach.
• Budget Statement (300 words): In paragraph format, describe exactly how you would spend your ABC grant. Further, include other planned or secured sources for funding if applicable.
Donate Directly to Arts Education Grants
ArtWalla is continually working towards increasing our ability to grant arts education in our community. If you are interested in helping grow our granting program please consider giving any amount to support individual artists and community organizations that provide arts education.
If you would like your donation to fund a specific grant, please note in the comment section.
ArtWalla is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. ArtWalla's EIN is : 91-1575336. All donations are tax deductible