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Creasy/Johnson* Fund Grant & Scholarship Program


  1. to increase access to high quality watercolor experience;
  2. to increase opportunities for artists to create and present their work; and
  3. to expand watercolor painting opportunities for young people.


College Scholarships

Description: This grant program supports a wide variety of watercolor art activities and is open to any not-for-profit organization presenting watercolor art.  Projects applications from grantees should be for new programs or significant expansion of existing programs.
Eligible Applicants: 
Virginia not-for-profit organizations, units of government, or educational institutions.

Eligible Activities:

  • watercolor workshops, seminars, classes
  • guest watercolor artists
  • new or expanded watercolor educational programs
  • summer watercolor camps
  • conferences promoting watercolor education

Criteria for Evaluating Applications:

  • Artistic quality of the proposed project
  • Effective management of the applicant organization
  • Extent to which the proposed project meets the needs of the community and/or state
  • Financial Need of the applicant for the requested grant
  • Cost effectiveness of the proposed project

Description: Scholarships are available to college students majoring in art or art education.

Eligible Applicants: 
College students who are pursuing a career in art with an emphasis on painting or art education are also eligible to apply for a Creasy/Johnson Fund Grant. The student must be a Virginia resident and be attending a Virginia degree granting institution which includes watermedia courses in its art curriculum, and the student must be enrolled in or have already completed courses in watermedia.

Criteria for Evaluating Applications:

  • 2-3 recommendations from college art professors
  • CD, thumb-drive, or photo samples of student's work.
  • description of watermedia courses completed and/or currently enrolled in.


Grant Proposal / Application Form (pdf file)

College Scholarship Application Form (docx file)

Amount of Assistance: 
Grant amounts range from $600 - $1000

Amount of Assistance: 
Scholarship amounts will be determined by committee, not to exceed $1000.

Application Review Procedure:
  Applications will be reviewed by members of the Creasy/Johnson Fund* Committee.

PleaseEMAIL your application and support documents/image files to
MAIL one (1) printed copy of the grant proposal or scholarship application to:

Creasy/Johnson Fund Grant Program 
Virginia Watercolor Society
c/o Susan Stuller
2930 Barrow Place
Midlothian, VA 23113


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