The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, in conjunction with our mission of “Encouraging, promoting, and enhancing water media”, a few years ago created an Education (or Community Outreach) category in our annual budgets. The primary objective, of course, is to promote and encourage water media as well as art itself within our many communities.
Currently up to four (4) grants of $1000 each are awarded yearly to a variety of 501©3 non-profit organizations who provide some type of worthwhile art experience for the community.
In the past grants have been awarded to provide materials for art classes at senior centers, provide summer art classes for children, and provide art materials for local children’s hospitals.
An online Grant Application is available on the PWS web site (www.pawcs.com) under the Resources button. When the Grant Application is completed and submitted online, it is sent to the PWS board member in charge of Grants. The application is then presented to the PWS Board of Directors at their next meeting where it is thoroughly reviewed, and a decision is made to approve/disapprove the grant or request additional information from the submitter. The submitter will receive written notification of the grant status after the PWS Board review.
The grants are restricted to registered non-profit organizations within the United States.