Center for Community Arts is for everyone! Income-based financial aid is available for community members of all ages in partnership with the Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation. Since 2006 the Friends Foundation has granted over 1000 scholarships to children and adults.
Click on the option link below to complete the new online application or download a printable application to return by mail, fax or in person.
Please review the scholarship eligibility guidelines before submitting your application.
Income Eligibility Guidelines:
Applicants must reside in Contra Costa County. Household income must not exceed the following maximum income requirement based on the applicable household size (City of Walnut Creek Affordable Housing Criteria - 80%AMI).
Proof of Income (REQUIRED):
(Please cross out all Social Security and tax ID numbers before submitting)
Approval and Scholarship Award Process:
Option 1 (preferred):
Option 2 :
Click here to download the printable scholarship application.
Please call the Center for Community Arts at 925.943.5846
From a parent:
"Thank you so much for my son's scholarship. He enjoyed his summer a lot."
-Mother of 5th grade student
Creative expression helps children communicate in different ways.
A dedicated elementary teacher wrote to the Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation requesting a scholarship for Maria and George to attend Civic Arts Education classes. Both children are bilingual and receive special education services. According to their teacher, both are extremely talented and love to communicate through their art. When the mother was contacted with the news that her children would be receiving scholarships, she broke down and sobbed on the phone. She is so excited and thankful her children will be able to participate in summer art classes.
Seniors benefit from being involved in the arts.
John is a retired senior citizen living on a fixed income. Several years ago, he applied for a scholarship through the Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation to take an introductory art class with the Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education program. John found a new hobby and has continued taking classes. He has expanded his social network and believes his continued involvement with the art classes has helped him stay active and healthier than he would have been without it. Research indicates adults can be happier, healthier, and less stressed if they are active creatively!
1666 N Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 || P: (925) 939-2787 || F: (925) 937-2787 || E: firstname.lastname@example.org ||
From a student:
"I want to thank you for making my summer marvelous. It was great meeting new people, and the field trips were fantastic. Thanks!"
-Summer arts program student
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."