Scholarships & Grants

Juneau Arts and Humanities Council invests in the community through financial support and assistance to students, individual artists, and arts organizations.


Applications for support are here:


Scholarship_Evaluation_Form v2016

Fine Arts Scholarships: Students entering grades 7 – 12. 

These scholarships are offered for Creative Writing, Dance, Digital Arts, Drama, Music (instrumental and voice), Technical Theater, and Visual Arts. Scholarships are merit-based, range from $250 – $1000, and must be used between July 1 and June the following year.

Applications are due on April 1 by 5 pm. Applicants will be notified of the auditions schedule at the time they submit their application.

Note that the Council provides funding for scholarships for Juneau students to attend Sitka Fine Arts Camp. Applications for those scholarships are made directly to the camp, and Arts Council funds are awarded to SFAC to disperse to Juneau students.

Additional funding is provided through the Stephen McPhetres Music Scholarship for vocal students fund, and the Bethany Bereman Drama Scholarship fund. Applications for these scholarships are run through the normal Fine Arts Scholarship process.

Advanced Art Achievement Awards: HS Seniors, College Students. 

For graduating seniors and college students up to age 25, these are intended to assist exceptional young artists continue their artistic studies. Scholarships range from $500 to $1000 to be used between July 1 and June of the following year.

Applications are due on April 1 by 5 pm. Applicants will be notified of the auditions schedule at the time they submit their application.

Note that the Council, through generous support from Behrends Mechanical, offers the Mac Behrends Scholarship in Creative Writing for a student enrolled in the University of Alaska SE Creative Writing program. Application is made through submission to Tidal Echoes and the selection is made by the editorial board. For information contact Emily Wall. Funds are paid to the UAS Registrar’s office in the student’s name.

Apply HERE

Scholarships are made possible in part through the generous support of the Juneau Community Foundation as well as the Juneau Symphony.

Artist Opportunities:  

For experienced artists of exceptional talent, to provide assistance in producing original works of art or advancing their careers. Artists in any creative discipline may apply. Investments of up to $1500 may be applied to projects beginning on or after July 1 of the coming fiscal year and ending the following June 30.

Applications are due on April 1 by 5 pm.

Applicants will be scheduled for a 15 minute interview with the grant adjudicators at a time TBA.

Apply HERE.
Historical Listing of JAHC grants to Individual Artists

Catalyst Grants: New Projects and Organizations.
Catalyst Grants are designed to help support new, or emerging projects and opportunities that are not included in other grant applications.  Catalyst Grants assist individual artists, groups of artists, and/or arts organizations with projects of artistic and/or cultural merit whose primary purpose is to encourage creative expression, stimulate understanding and appreciation of the arts and humanities, and/or to encourage community support of the arts and humanities. Grants are for up to $500.

Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis. Awards are made until the budget is depleted for the year.
Apply HERE


City and Borough of Juneau Arts and Culture Major Grants 
The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council administers the City’s funding for the arts. These funds are intended to provide operating support for local arts non-profit organizations whose work helps to cultivate vibrant arts and cultural opportunities, helping to build a strong, prosperous, community where creativity and innovation thrive. Funding may be for a specific project or for season support, to be used between July 1 and June 30. Applicants will present their application at a 10 minute interview with the 7-member Review Panel, which then send recommended funding levels to JAHC for approval and disbursement.

Applications are due April 15 by 5 pm.
Major Grant Application Form (.pdf)

Major Grant Application Form (.doc)

Major Grant Panelist Application (.doc)

Major Grant Evaluation Form

Arts Organization Impact Report

Major Grant Award History

FY16 Grant Review sign up


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Steve McPhetres Memorial Scholarship Fund

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