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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 $325,000 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 in the Fall, 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!


Are you 40 or under?

Women Supporting the Arts is welcoming new members who are 40 or under, to join for $500/year. Please join us now at this reduced rate and be a part of this very, special women's giving circle who cares passionately to support the arts in our community. 

Press the "Donate Now" button above, to pay with your credit card online. You may choose from one of two options: making a one-time gift or setting up a monthly donation.

  • If you prefer to pay your WSA membership with a check or stock option, please use the form below entitled "WSA Membership Application" and mail it into the office. Via this form, you may also choose a quarterly credit card billing option. ¬†Thank you.


Grants Information

  • Women Supporting the Arts Grants require an application and budget form. After you receive a grant you will be required to file a grant report. For all of these details and our grants guidelines, see below.

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

  • Grant applications for Women Supporting the Arts are due by September 12, 2019. Notification of grant awards will be send by December 16, 2019. The Budget form below is a new and required component of the application packet.

  • NEW this year. All Women Supporting the Arts Grants must include this budget form with the application. Applications that do not include this form will be returned to the applicant and considered incomplete. The form is in Microsoft Excel. Please do not change the formatting and please keep it to one page. Thank you.

  • Use this link to get to the online form for submitting your partial or final grant report.


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