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The Cultural Arts Foundation NW understands that the arts are essential to the well-being of a community. The arts give citizens a sense of place, engage and train the mind and give exposure to diverse perspectives. Because of the importance of the arts, CAFNW wishes to promote activities in these areas: music, writing, painting, sculpture, theatre, film, & dance.
2016 
SCHOLARSHIPS

Heidi Duer
Harp Lessons

Arlene Webb
Art Lessons

Lillie Webb
Art Lessons

Olivia Meek
Dance Lessons

Kasey Olson
Dance Lessons
GRANTS

Jennifer Caldwell
Art Tools

Kathryn Lesh
Art Equipment, Supplies & Workshop

Tim Celeski
Computer Workshops

Susan Stevens
Art Class

Myrna Keliher
Book Artist in Residence Support

Lisa Salisbury
NCECA Conference & SSIAC Workshop

Heidi Mitchell
Art Classes

Annette Fourbears
Art Classes-NW Basket Weavers’ Guild

Diane Bonciolini
Art Classes & Equipment
2007 - 2015 
2015 SCHOLARSHIPS

Emmalia Monroe - Dance lessons
Gabrielle Dostie - Flute lessons
Alysha Myers - Voice lessons
Kasey Olson - Dance lessons
Isabelle Dorr - Art lessons
Hikari Kondo - Piano lessons
Christian Wheeler - Piano lessons
Hannah Wheeler - Piano lessons
2015 GRANTS

Diane Haddon - Monoprint Art Workshop
Jennifer Umphress - Glass Art Classes
Robin Weiss - Plein Air Convention
Dixie Armfield Rogerson - Art equipment
Jimmy Price - Print Creations
Joanne Harnagel - Art Seminar
Cathie Jo Buhlert - Studio space/time rental
Vicki Bushnell - Photography equipment
John Bushnell - Photography equipment
2014

Valerie Markell Gallagher
Mercedes Morales
Paula Gill
Ray Hammar
Wendy Orville
James C. Andrews
Jennifer Umphress
Sherrie Underwood
Leonardo Rodriguez
Leigh Knowles
Lauren Cavin
Alivia Cavin
Jetta Jean Burr
Lydia Roberts
Nyomi Goeting
Isiah Goeting
Gabriel D'Andrade
Hannah Wheeler
Christian Wheeler
Natalie Copeland
Myles Sawicki
Aurelie Roberts
Isabelle Dorr
2013

Savannah Crosby - Vocal Lessons
David Shelley - Tools
Ruth Maupin - Workshop
Rebecca Myers - Piano Lessons
Valerie Markell - Songwriting Class
Peggy Vanbianci - Teach VTA Workshop
Pamela Bellesen - Metalworking Equipment
Matthew Krieg - Art Lessons
Molly Fricke - Art Lessons
Solomon Wassene - Art Lessons
2012

Robin Weiss - Convention
Deborah Milton - Class
Chantal Griffis - Tools
Lisa Salisbury - Equipment
Henry Beddoe - Piano Lessons
Michelle Amicucci - Workshop
Christine Tressel - Ceramics class/materials
Lehua Espinoza - Art Class
Peggy Vanbianci - Teach VTS workshop
Ruby Gsellman - Art Class
River Gsellman - Art Class
Douglas Dammarell - Art Institute of Chicago Expenses
Dale Durham - Voice Lessons
Gordon Little - Equipment
Lishu Rodriguez - Tools
Rebecca Myers - Piano Lessons
Diana Kingsley - Painting Classse
Karyn Cott - Workshop
Randy Troop - Art Lessons
Boaz Adams - Dance Lessons
Micah Adams - Dance Lessons
Hannah Duddy - Art Lessons
Rebecca Myers - Piano Lessons
2007 - 2011

Diane Haddon
Falicity Zaklan
Gillian Bull
Ellen Berdiner
Lisa Stirret
Brian Berman
Dave Myers
Kelly Asadorian
Elizabeth Reed Smith
Melinda West
Trisha King
Marie Weichman
Gail Coupal
Rochelle Forthun
Janine Severud
Crystal Murray
Catherine Foster
R. Dash
Victoria Harrison
Barbara Wilson
Chana Batyam
Greg Fontenetter
Patricia Thomas
Pam Christiansen
Peggy Vanbianci
Sarah Fulton
Britnee Gauce
Nymoi Goeting
Grant & Lauren Katco
Terry Nokell
Randy Toop
Paula Suter
Ellen Berdinner
Lisa Stirrett
Grant Info 
GRANT CRITERIA AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
The CAFN board accepts grant applications year round.
Please read the following criteria and instructions carefully before submitting an application.


What kind of arts does CAFN fund?

- Music, Writing, Painting, Dance, Sculpture, Theater, Film and Craft.

We suggest that you browse our website and look at the past grant recipients to get an idea of what we’ve funded in the past.

Who can apply?
The adult grant program assists individual artists 25 years and older in developing their artistic skills and knowledge. The adult grant may be applied toward Arts education through Arts workshops, Supplies and any other Art-related avenues that would assist adults in their artistic development.

- Applications are limited to adults who live in Kitsap County.
- Individual grants of up to $1,200.00 are available.

Who may reapply?
- Can apply a maximum of once a year for up to $1,200.00 grant.
- Past recipients of our grants should understand that the Foundation does not wish to become an instrument of extended or permanent support for particular individuals.

What can I expect if I am awarded a grant?
- The recipient must give a short presentation at a CAFN Board meeting to share what he/she learned in utilizing the grant.
- There is a six month limit on grant distribution.
- $40 is the maximum per diem for meals.
- Donation of an art piece is requested to be used to raise funds for future grants.
- Payment will be made upon receiving original receipt for purchase, or CAFN will send check directly to business or school.

What is the selection process?
When the application is received the Grants/Scholarships Committee reviews the application and then presents the application to the Board for a vote.

What does CAFN not fund?
- College or school tuition.
- Marketing or promotional ideas.
Scholarship Info 
SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
The CAFN Board accepts scholarship applications from September through May.
Please read the following criteria and instructions carefully before submitting an application.

What kind of art does CAFN fund?
- Music, Writing, Painting, Dance, Sculpture, Theater, Film and Craft.
We suggest you browse our website and look at the past scholarship recipients to get an idea of what we’ve funded in the past.

Who can apply?
- The student’s scholarship is designed to assist students in the first through tenth grades.
- Applications are limited to students who live in Kitsap County.
- Financial limit of $1,000.00 per family per year (August 1-July 31st).

Who may reapply?
Student must reapply each year or within a year. If there is a change in instructor or area of interest they must reapply at that time.
Past recipients of our grants should understand that the Foundation does not wish to become an instrument of extended or permanent support for particular individuals.

What can I expect if I am awarded a scholarship?
- Presentation to the Board is optional.
- The scholarship, if for on-going classes, (such as piano classes), will be for two (2) four-month periods. After four months the parent/guardian must have the teacher send an evaluation to CAFN for review before continuing for a second four-month period. After eight months the student must reapply if he/she wants to continue. Checks will be sent every four months.
- Checks will be made out to the recipient’s parent/guardian and the scholarship provider.

What is the selection process?
When the application is received the Grants/Scholarships Committee reviews the application and then presents the application to the Board for a vote.


Alternative resources for scholarship funding are:

Kitsap Community Foundations Scholarships
http://www.kitsapfoundation.org/available-scholarships.aspx

Peninsula Art League (For Adults)
http://www.peninsulaartleague.com/MiscellaneousForms.html

Kitsap Children’s Musical Theatre Scholarships (For High School graduates)
http://www.kitsapfoundation.org/kcmt.aspx
* Beginning in 2007 the CAFN Board created grants and scholarships to support the arts.