Grants & Scholarships

College Scholarship.  Deadline April 14, 2018.  

Arts in Bartlett is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit arts council incorporated in the state of Illinois in November 2002. Its mission is to build community through the arts. We promote and embrace all the artistic expressions including, but not limited to, visual arts, music, dance, and performance.

Each year we give a scholarship to a high school senior who plans to major in the arts in college. This is available to any high school boy/girl senior who attend schools in U-46 and plan to attend college and get a degree in the arts. Click here to download the form. Applications are also available at Arts in Bartlett, 215 S. Main, Bartlett IL and at the Guidance Offices at Bartlett, Streamwood, Elgin, South Elgin and Larkin High Schools. The deadline is April 14, 2018. 

Budding Talent Grant Program

How many kids dream of being an artist, musician, actor, dancer, a writer?  One of the obstacles for many children who display talent in the performing, visual or literary arts face is the lack of money to support the development of their talents.  Very few resources exist for families who cannot provide private lessons, camps, and supplies.

That is why Arts in Bartlett has developed the “ Budding Talent”  grant program  to help fill this void and cultivate the child’s potential for excellence that has been recognized by instructors, parents and teachers.  

When funds are available, Arts in Bartlett will give mini-grants of up to $250 each for a specific need as outlined by an instructor, teacher or director of a visual, performing or literary arts program. The 2017-2018 grant period runs from September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2018. Donations are be solicited to provide additional funds. 

Download the document that tells the criteria, process, and selection information with the application here. Applications can be sent in at any time. 

 If you’d like to support our youth scholarship or Budding Talent grant with a donation click on the Donate button below or send a check with Budding Talent/HS written in the memo line and mail to Arts in Bartlett,215 S. Main, Bartlett IL 60103.