ArtSmart Trout Lake provides project-based grants to foster arts education for students of all ages in Trout Lake, Washington and surrounding communities.
Funding may be used for artist fees, materials, equipment, mileage, and many other needs related to your arts education project. Grants will be awarded to arts education initiatives based on feasibility, reach, and creativity. Grants are not available for brick and mortar requests (buildings, remodels, room repairs, rent).
A strong application will demonstrate 20% matching funds and list in-kind support.
Grants are awarded once yearly. The application deadline is Oct 15 of each year. Grant awards are made by Dec 15.
Grant reports will consist of receipts, photo documentation, and narrative description.
Example projects that are well aligned with the ArtSmart mission include:
• Arts summer camp
• After-school arts program for kids
• Clay for a pottery project
• Audio equipment for the theatre program
• Musical instruments for preschool education
• A weekend music workshop for adults
Download our application form to apply.
A completed example application is also available as a guide.
Submit the completed application to:
or mail to:
ArtSmart Trout Lake
c/o Trout Lake Arts Council
PO Box 78
Trout Lake, WA 98650
The Trout Lake School music program was granted funding for 20 ukuleles, giving many students the opportunity to learn a versatile and foundational instrument.
Digital Arts iPads
The Trout Lake School was granted funding for iPads for digital arts, design, illustration, video editing and storytelling in the Arts and Spanish curriculums.
The 4th grade class at Trout Lake School was granted funding for a visiting dance teacher so music and movement can be included in their Westward Movement studies.
The 3rd grade class at Trout Lake School was granted funding to bring a visiting artist to the classroom to included botanical art with their Lewis and Clark studies.
Preschool Music Education
Dragonfly Play School was granted funding for musical instruments and a visiting music instructor. Music accelerates brain development and increases school readiness in preschool children.
Trout Lake artist Julie Beeler taught Trout Lake School students the art of Shibori indigo dyeing. The techniques learned complement studies in plants, math patterns, and sewing.
Botanical Art and Natural Dyes
Artist Molly Holmlund taught botanical art to the Trout Lake School 3rd graders. They gathered plant materials, explored drawing, and painted using natural pigments.
Contra and Pioneer Dance
The 4th made class at Trout Lake School studied contra and pioneer dance with musician Linda Robertson to support their Westward Movement studies.
Music and Movement
Dragonfly Play School, a Trout Lake preschool, received ArtSmart funding for musical instruments and Music & Movement instruction by Husum educator Jennifer Harty.