Scholarships & Grants
Juneau Arts and Humanities Council invests in the community through financial support and assistance to students, individual artists, and arts organizations.
Fine Arts Scholarships
Eligibility: Students entering grades 7-12.
Subject: Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Music (instrumental and voice), Technical Theatre, and Visual Arts.
Award Amount: $250-500
Award Dates: June 1, 2018 – June 1 2019.
Application Due: 5:00 PMApril 3, 2018
The Fine Arts Scholarship is available for middle and high school students interested in an area of writing, visual and performing arts. Scholarships are merit-based, and students must audition or interview. Additional funding is provided through the Stephen McPhetres Music Scholarship fund and the Bethany Bereman Dance Scholarship Fund. Applications for these scholarships are run through the normal Fine Arts Scholarship process.
Note that the Council provides funding for scholarships for Juneau student to attend Sitka Fine Arts Camp. Applications for those scholarships are made directly to the Camp, and the Arts Council funds are awarded to SFAC to disperse to Juneau students.
Advanced Arts Achievement Awards
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors and college students up to age 25
Subject: Visual and Performing Arts
Award Amount: $500-1000
Award Dates: July 1, 2017 – June 1, 2018
Application Due: 5:00 PM April 3, 2017
The Advanced Art Achievement Award is intended to assist exceptional young artists continue their artist studies. Applicants will be notified of the audition schedule at the time they submit their application. Use the Fine Arts Scholarship application form.
Note: the JAHC, through generous support from Behrends Mechanical, offers the Mac Behrends Scholarship in Creative Writing for a student enrolled in the University of Alaska Southeast Creative Writing program.. Application is made through submission to Tidal Echoes and the selection is made by the editorial board. For more information contact Emily Wall (email@example.com).
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 and/or arts organization 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 to encourage community support of the arts and humanities. Awards are made until the budget is depleted for the year.
Individual Artist Grants - UNAVAILABLE FOR 2018
Subject: Visual and Performing Arts
Award Amount: maximum $1000
Award Dates: July 1, 2017 – June 30 2018
Application Due: N/A
The Individual Artist Grant is intended to assist experienced artists of exceptional talent to produce original works of art or career advancement. Artists in any creative discipline may apply. Grants may not exceed $1000, and applicants will be scheduled for a 15-minute interview with grant adjudicators at a time to be announced.
CBJ Major Grants
Eligibility: local non-profits
Subject: community art encouragement and support
Award Amount: variable
Award Dates: July 1, 2018 – June 30 2019
Application Due: 5:00 PM April 16, 2018
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. Applicants present their application at a 10-minute interview with the 7-member Review Panel, which then sends recommended funding levels to JAHC for approval and disbursement.
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