Support Community Education

Help us always be here for the community

Watkins is fast becoming one of the leading art colleges in the country. Thankfully, our success—and the incredible talents of the people who study and teach here—has never separated us from our roots. For more than 130 years, we have been here for our community, and with your help we always will be.

What you can do

Our vision is to enable every creative and motivated student between the ages of five and 18 in our region to take a class at Watkins. Sadly, our limited Community Education scholarship funds prevent many qualified applicants from attending.

Even a small gift goes a long way. Here are some sponsorship opportunities that could transform one or more students’ life trajectories, not to mention future academic performance:

  • Future Artist Sponsor. $400 supports a student scholarship for the majority of Summer Multi-Arts Camp. We include your logo and website link on the Watkins site and send you thank-you artwork from student recipients.
  • Community Partner. $800 funds two full Summer Multi-Arts Camp scholarships. We include your logo and website link on the Watkins site, acknowledge you and your website in our monthly e-newsletter (4,500+subscribers), and send you thank-you artwork from student recipients.
  • Patron of the Arts Sponsor. $2,000 creates multiple full Summer Multi-Arts Camp scholarships. We include your logo and website link on the Watkins site, acknowledge you and your website in our monthly e-newsletter (4,500+subscribers), place your logo in our summer catalogue (5,000+ recipients), and send you thank-you artwork from student recipients.

Email or call us at 615.277.7456 to make a gift.