The Thornapple Arts Council’s Financial Assistance fund is intended to help ensure Barry County arts students and teachers have the opportunity to partake in educational opportunities regardless of economic circumstance.
Eligible Visual and Fine Arts Departments:
Hastings Area Schools K-12
Delton Kellogg Public Schools K-12
Maple Valley Public Schools K-12
Thornapple Kellogg Schools K-12
Lakewood Public Schools K-12
This program allows Barry County art teachers to request art supplies for their classrooms. Teachers are also welcome to come and look through TAC’s physical Art Pantry to find items that might fit their needs.
Mini-Grants for Arts Educators
This program helps ease the financial burdens of classroom experiences. Teachers can apply to be reimbursed for expenses accrued during class programs (e.g. admission fees, transportation expenses, speaker fees). This program is for class experiences and not for individual student needs.
Sue Drummond Arts Education Scholarships
The Sue Drummond Arts Education Scholarship Program is a scholarship program open to Barry County students entering 8th through 12th grades. The program supports students in their participation in accredited summer camps. Students may apply for up to half the cost of their summer camp, and decisions are based on both merit and need. The applications become available in March of each year, with auditions and award announcements in May.
Student Assistance Fund
The Student Assistance Program helps fine arts students that could benefit from financial assistance to participate in educational activities (e.g. fees individual students must pay for mandatory band camp or field trips). Fine Arts teachers will apply for the financial assistance on behalf of the students.