Ends on December 31, 2017


After School Art and DAC Applause

  • AFTER SCHOOL ART SCHOLARSHIPS: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
  • DAC APPLAUSE: Currently accepting applications for Make Way for Mondays on Main 2017-2018

The Durango Arts Center provides need-based scholarships to students thanks to generous individual donations and support from the Boone Fund, Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado, Coca-Cola of Durango-FarmingtonDurango Education FoundationDurango Friends of the Arts, Durango Motor CompanyDurango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Erteszek Family Fund, George W. Hopper Foundation, Martin Family Foundation, Pediatric Partners of the Southwest and Red Scarf Shots.

In assessing scholarship requests, we ask that your child submit either a written paragraph or drawing that describes why they are interested in attending a DAC education program that will be shared with our generous scholarship donors.  Honoring confidentiality, child names will be withheld – this information will be shared with donors to further illustrate the impact of their funding.

Upon receipt of your complete application, you will be notified regarding the level of scholarship support DAC can provide to assist with your child’s art class experience.


If you do not wish to fill-out an online scholarship application, you may download this form by clicking here, or pick up a copy at the Durango Arts Center in the first floor Box Office or Barbara Conrad Gallery front desk.  The paper application should be submitted along with your child's drawing or writing sample to: 

ATTN: Sandra Butler (Visual Arts / After School Art)

or ATTN: Emily Simpson Grandt (Applause!)

802 E 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301

Sandra@durangoarts.org or Emily@durangoarts.org


Durango Arts Center Education Team

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