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ArtWalla Grants

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.

Grant Information

ArtWalla offers two different grants each year, The Dan Dunn Memorial Grant for individual artists in any discipline, and the Arts Build Community Grants for arts, culture, and educational institutions providing arts education programming to our community.

ArtWalla recognizes that the arts community is unequal. There are historical and structural obstacles to accessing art resources and funding opportunities for Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) in addition to other artists’ identity, such as ability, age, citizenship, discipline, economic status, education, gender, and sexuality. With equity and diversity of lived experiences as a priority, artists and arts organizations centering these identities are highly encouraged to apply.

2020 Grant Cycle for Both Grants:

  • Applications available starting September 25, 2020
  • Application deadline November 16, 2020
  • Grant reports due from 2019 recipients due  September 1, 2021

Grant Award Process for Both Grants:

ArtWalla appoints three panelists from the community to evaluate applications. The panel will review all grant applications and award the grants following the guidelines for each grant. If you are interested in participating on the evaluation panel please contact us here. All applicants will receive communication about whether or not they received a grant by December 31, 2020. Current ArtWalla board members and Grant panelists are not eligible to receive grants.

Dan Dunn Memorial Grant

Applications Open: September 25th, 2020

Deadline: November 16th, 2020

Amount Awarded: Up to $250

Number Available: 2

The Dann Dunn Memorial grant is awarded to artists in the Walla Walla valley arts community who demonstrate exceptional creative thinking in any discipline. 


Arts Build Community (ABC) Grant

Applications Open: September 25th, 2020

Deadline: November 16th, 2020

Amount Awarded: Up to $500

Number Available: 4

The Arts Build Community Grant is awarded to arts, cultural, and educational organizations in the Walla Walla Valley.


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

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