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, culture, and education organizations to enhance their skills and programs.
Walla Walla has a unique artistic and creative scene, 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 to assist these efforts. Our community partners and local artists grow and enhance our vibrant art scene though their funding.
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.
If you have been awarded one of our grants the past two years in a row we ask that you do not apply this year in order to give another organization or artist an opportunity to receive a grant. We thank you for your support and encourage you to apply again next year!
An artist or organization does have to live or do service within our service area which is defined as Walla Walla County, Western Columbia County to Dayton, Milton Freewater, Athena, and Weston. Please reference the map below if you have any questions.