Special Project Grants
Special Project Grants have been established to assist teachers, students and art classes with unique projects of merit, projects that would not be attempted without additional support. The grants are available to public secondary school art teachers in the Tri-Cities area of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, and Goleta. All accepted projects must fit the mission statement of the Student Art Fund to “provide support, opportunity and encouragement to help young artists discover their potential.” Each grant ranges up to $2,000.
These special projects have included materials for exploring the art of different cultures, such as Japanese Shibori textiles or Tibetan wishing flags. Other projects have funded guest instructors or professional development for art teachers. For example,the Student Art Fund paid for substitute teachers to cover classes so teachers could attend the Debut 2012 Runway Show and Tour at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, helping develop a unit on fashion photography for high school classes. Projects may also include funding for field trips. For example the Student Art Fund furnished a bus for ceramics students enabling them to visit Santa Barbara public art by Alfaro Siqueros, Herbert Bayer Marge Dunlap, Bud Bottoms and others.
>Explore a complete listing of Special Project Grants awarded by the Student Art Fund.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted year round and may be submitted via email. Please download our Grant Application Guide and Sample Grant. Grants are reviewed at monthly meetings of the Student Art Fund Committee and applicants receive notification soon thereafter.