Scholarships

The Des Moines Art Center Scholarship fund provides children and adults with financial need the opportunity to participate in studio classes. Each year more than 200 students from preschool age to adult benefit from the generosity of many contributors. In 2014, the Art Center awarded 236 scholarships totaling $19,793.

Scholarship decisions will be announced as follows:

  • Spring scholarships: January 15
  • Summer scholarships: June 1
  • Fall scholarships: September 15

Additional scholarship applications will be reviewed periodically during the semester. 

Apply for a Scholarship

All fields marked with * are required.

Student Information


Request for Aid

Material Fees


Contact Information:


Class Information

Please specify which two courses from our current schedule of classes you would like to take if provided with a scholarship.

Scholarship Funds are very limited for ceramics classes. If applying for a ceramics scholarship, please include a non-ceramics choice as well.

First Choice

Second Choice


Photo Release

I authorize the Des Moines Art Center to photograph, film, and/or record vocally my child(ren). 

These records may be used for promotional or publicity purposes and may be published in mass media publications on our website. The child(ren)'s and family's name may be used. This release is effective until revoked in writing by the undersigned. Such revocation shall only be effective to prevent any expanded future use of the records.



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