The Arts Council, Inc.

Serving Stuart and Martin County


Women Supporting the Arts

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Women Supporting the Arts' mission is to build a community of women philanthropists who inspire, educate and encourage women to strengthen the arts and cultural environment in Martin County. Women Supporting the Arts is affiliated with the Arts Foundation of Martin County and offers grants to support arts enhancement opportunities for Martin County artists and arts-related projects, programs, scholarships and internships.

Since 2004, more than $200,000 in grants have been awarded to artists and arts-related programs by Women Supporting the Arts (WSA). The annual granting process begins with the receipt of grant applications by September 30, with notification of grant awards in early January.

WSA welcomes grant applications from organizations and individuals who present cultural programs for Martin County. Collaborative projects and events are eligible.

Applications are judged on the following criteria:

  • Value to the community in strengthening the arts

  • Merit of the program, project, scholarship, or internship

  • Increase of public awareness and participation in the arts

  • Partnerships and collaborations with existing community resources

WSA Membership is $1,000 / year. Make your gift today!


To learn more about WSA ... review the documents below:

Women Supporting The Arts

WSA Members @ April 2012 Reception

Back Row (l-r): Nicole West, Gayle Harrell, Andrea Lutz, Andrea Gregory, Cheryl French, Sheila Kurtz, Marge Gildor, Betty Brain, Nancy Scott, Nisha Pulliam, Nancy Turrell, Jeanette Muller.
Front Row (l-r): Joan Thomas, Ethel Christin, Mary Ann Loomis, Vianne Nichols