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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 $201,000 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!

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

  • Please complete an application and send it to us with your payment (or via email if you pay on line using our secure server). If you are renewing, please also return this application so we can check our records for the most up to date contact information for you.

  • Please read the guidelines before completing the grant application. Thank you.

  • The 2014 WSA Grant Application is now available. The 2014 deadline will be Tuesday, September 30 by 5 pm. A postmark is sufficient, but grants may also be hand-delivered by 5 pm on September 30th. Please e-mail a digital (PDF format) file to wsa@martinarts.org.