An update from Creative Pinellas regarding the Arts Catalyst Summer Camp Grant
At this time, our partner arts organizations and community centers are continuing to register campers for upcoming 2020 summer camps and Creative Pinellas is accepting applications for grants. We remain optimistic that things people are doing to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus will allow families to be able to resume activities this summer. As we have witnessed in the last couple weeks however, things are changing rapidly, and the future is uncertain.
Please remember that Arts Catalyst grants are only being given for onsite arts related summer camp sessions at eligible Pinellas County organizations and if they are not able to offer camp sessions the grants will not be available. If you or your child meet eligibility requirements, we encourage you to apply for a grant. If the status of the program changes, we will alert you with cancellations or updated information.
Applications Are Open Now
Pinellas County Arts Summer Camp Session Educational Access Grant providing families and children with financial support to attend arts summer camp.
What You Need to Know About Eligibility For The Summer Camp Grant
Pinellas County residents between the ages of 5 – 18 are eligible for an ArtsCatalyst grant if the answer is “Yes, I” to any of the items on this list.
- Receive a free or reduced-cost school lunch
- Attend a school that is either “transitional” or “transformational” according to the Pinellas County Board of Education
- Go to a Title 1 school (check here: https://www.pcsb.org/Page/10735)
- Live in a foster or group home
- Am in the custody of the Department of Children and Families
- Receive a financial hardship tuition or scholarship
- Live in in East Tarpon Springs, North Greenwood, Highpoint, Lealman Corridor, and South St. Petersburg
Other Things to Know
- If your application is approved for this program you will be eligible to get a grant to attend one arts-oriented summer camp session at a qualified Pinellas county organization or program – as long as funds are available.
- This grant includes going to camp at arts centers, community centers, city programs and more. (Qualified organizations in Pinellas County include non-profit arts organizations and community organizations, and city or county program open to the public who offer arts programming.) Even if you receive a grant, that does not mean the camp has space available. You still need to register and be accepted at the camp you want to attend.
- A session is a single program where the same campers attend without new campers joining during that period
of time. Typically, a session is one week, with some exceptions (especially for theater camps.) Sessions are not the entire summer. Sessions are not overnight.