Willapa Heritage Foundation Annual Community Artist Grant 2019

The Willapa Heritage Foundation’s principal purposes are: to provide services to local artists and support the arts in the Willapa Bay area, to promote diverse cultural and artistic enrichment programs and opportunities, and to coordinate community participation-children and adults-as providers and recipients.

The Foundation will award artists working on their art to sell (not exclusively) or exhibit (not exclusively) in the community. The Foundation will award $1500 to five artists annually who meet the criteria of the grant and are willing to complete the community service stipulation. The community service will contribute to the arts in the community, either through education or by supporting the Foundation’s activities that create opportunities for the arts to be appreciated by the community.

For this grant, art will not be limited to fine art. Any art is eligible to receive the grant such as but not limited to performing art, sculpture, jewelry, music, photography, etc.

Applications must be received by October 31.

Grant Criteria

1. Applicant must be able to prove WA residency for a minimum of six months and be a minimum of 18 years of age.

2. Applicant must be able to prove themselves an active artist through one of the following methods:

a. Social media pictures of an art show.

b. Business or portfolio website.

c. Proof of teaching an art class to the community.

d. Art studio information.

e. Social media pictures of artist and art (cannot be within the last week of application submission).

3. Half of the grant money will be awarded for the first six months then the remainder the final six months. Grant recipients will be required to commit to five hours of service to WHF for the first six months at the time the grant is awarded.

4. Display a finished project you created using the grant money at the end of the 12 months.

5. Artists authorize WHF to use the finished project for promotional purposes, with ownership retained by the artist. 

Community Service Requirements: 

To be considered in good standing, recipients must provide the board with proof of attendance at any WHF service commitment within two days after the event.  Take pictures at all WHF service events you are involved in (at least one with you in the picture) for use as proof of attendance and for publicity purposes.

Please apply using the following form, or print WHF community artist grant application form and submit by mail to:

Willapa Heritage Foundation

PO Box 401 South Bend, WA 98586

ATTN: Grant Committee

Grant Application

Art Business Details

(Fill out only if you have an art business; if you do not then skip this portion of the application.)

Artist Details

(Fill out even if you have a business.)

Poster Contest

WHF is sponsoring a poster contest with submissions due by November 1, 2019. The poster must be reproducible in an 11″x17″ format. The theme for this year’s auction will be Willapa Heritage Foundation Hearts for the Arts 25th Anniversary. The poster needs to reflect that theme. The foundation will add the auction information to the poster after it is chosen. The original artwork will be sold at the Hearts for the Arts auction. It will be used in publicity for the auction in the press, on the auction brochure, on invitations, etc.  with credit to the artist.  The artwork may be displayed in the community before the auction with a short bio of the artist. For more information, please contact us.

Upcoming Events

Pacific County Fair

WHF will have a table in the Arts building at the 2019 Pacific County Fair, Wednesday, August 21 – Saturday, August 24. We’re looking for volunteers to help with arts and craft activities for kids between 12 -4 pm. Please contact Judy for more information or to sign up.

Artist Grants

WHF will offer a competitive grant to local artists this fall. Stay tuned for more information and grant application.

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Scholarship Info

Willapa Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce that they have awarded $1300.00 to Shayn Sath of Raymond High School. He will be competing in the Drum Corp International Competition this summer. Congratulations Shayn!