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 2017, the Art Center awarded 347 scholarships totaling $30,829.

Scholarship applications are periodically reviewed. If you have questions please contact

Additional scholarship applications will be reviewed periodically during the semester. 

Apply for a Scholarship

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Student Information

Let us know who is authorized to pick-up your student from class.

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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