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Arts Build Community 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.  Past recipients for the ABC Grant include organizations as established as the Walla Walla Symphony to  a single teacher from Milton Freewater who created Art Club, the first arts programming offered at Central Middle School.

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

Selection Criteria & Process:

Three Arts Education Grants Panelists are selected each year by the ArtWalla Board to evaluate applications and select recipients for both grants.  ArtWalla selects panelists who are involved in the Walla Walla arts community as educators (especially in the Arts), community leaders, arts advocates, artists in any discipline, or are involved in Art-tivism (activism through art). Panelists have time to review and evaluate applications based on ArtWalla’s guidelines and criteria. The criteria are meant to serve as a starting point for discussion for the panel, and ArtWalla staff or board members do not evaluate or select any applications. More information about the selection process can be found on our Grants page.

The Arts Build Community (ABC) Grant criteria are:

1) Scale & Scope

2) Access & Equity

3) Education

4) Impact & Engagement

5) Effective implementation

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. 

If you are unable to fill out an online application, please mail/drop off your application at 130 East Rose Street #102, Walla Walla, WA, 99362. Email for any questions.

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