The Beaverton Arts Program is now accepting applications for the Annual Art Student Scholarship Program.

The deadline to apply is Monday, January 16, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.

High school students must currently be in their senior year and must attend a Beaverton public, private or alternative high school. Applications from students who are homeschooled will also be accepted who reside within Beaverton School District boundaries.

New this year, the Arts Program is also offering $1,000 scholarships to students who are currently enrolled in courses at Portland Community College. There is no age limit for these scholarships. Students must be living in the Beaverton School District or have attended a Beaverton public, private or alternative high school.

  •  $1,000 for Outstanding Visual Art High School Senior—includes traditional media, design and moving image.
  • $1,000 for Outstanding Performance Art High School Senior—includes music, dance, singing, and drama. Tech crew members can also apply.
  • $1,000 for Outstanding Visual or Performance Art Portland Community College student

More than one scholarship in each category will be given. Visual art students will be asked to submit jpegs of their work and performing arts student will be asked to submit a video link. A letter of recommendation from a visual art or performance art instructor must be attached to the application.  

The scholarships are generously funded by the Beaverton Arts & Culture Foundation and Celebration of Creativity Committee of Southminster Presbyterian Church.

For questions about the guidelines or application, contact Kourtnee Buechner at 503-526-2376 or  

Beaverton Arts Program Community Grants provide financial support for nonprofit visual, written, individual artists, and performing arts organizations who serve the Beaverton community.

Who: Individual artists, arts and cultural groups, and Beaverton schools. Social service agencies, religious organizations, and private businesses are also eligible if they pair with a nonprofit arts or diverse cultural organization for a joint project.

What: Applications to this grant program should address one or more of these five goals:

    1. Bring people together by providing opportunities for all people to experience and explore art.
    2. Create ways for people to celebrate cultural diversity through art.
    3. Help local artists to have a voice and to thrive artistically.
    4. Spur the development and stewardship of art.
    5. Educate the community on the intrinsic and economic value of art.

Amount: Two levels of funding are available: $1,000 and $2,000. (See application eligibility details.) Applicants who receive a Beaverton diverse art offerings grant in this cycle will not be eligible for the community grant.

Applications Due: Monday, Mar. 20, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

Applicants Notified: Friday, May 19, 2017

Activity Dates: All funded activities must take place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

This program is intended to support rare or unexpected opportunities, especially for emerging artists, students, or organizations new to the grant-making process. Projects could include workshops, art classes, or art activities that serve Beaverton residents.

Who: Students, individual artists, and arts and culture organizations who serve the Beaverton community. Beaverton schools and libraries are also eligible to apply.

What: This grant program is intended to provide support outside of the annual Beaverton community grant cycle for unanticipated events or opportunities.

Amount: Up to $500 per applicant. Only one request per individual or organization will be funded each calendar year. Applicants who receive a Beaverton community grant in this cycle will not be eligible for the diverse art offerings grant.

Applications Due: Accepted now through December 31, or until all grant funds are expended.

Applicants Notified: Depends on application date

Activity Dates: All funded activities must take place by December 31, 2017.