SPARK CREATIVITY/Arts Scholarships for Kids is a 2023 campaign organized by the Kirkland Parks and Community Foundation (KPCF) in partnership with Kirkland Arts Center, KAMP Music, and Studio East. Donors to the Spark Creativity campaign contributed to a scholarship fund that widens access to arts education and experiences for all youth in our community.
As Jonathan Heuer, KPCF President explained, “this was a great opportunity to make arts education more accessible in Kirkland. It’s an exciting way to spark creativity throughout our community, and to pull in more kids for a variety of programs including music, visual arts, and theater.”
KPCF orchestrated the campaign in partnership with Kirkland Arts Center, KAMP Music, and Studio East Performing Arts. Together these four local organizations span the full spectrum of artistic exploration including visual arts, music, dance, and theater.
According to Laura Allen, KAMP Executive Director, “By participating in the Spark Creativity campaign, KAMP significantly increased our scholarship opportunities. We are always excited to be able to expand access to our programming, so that any family, regardless of their financial situation, can send their child to one of our programs.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Spark Creativity Campaign?
The Kirkland Parks and Community Foundation’s Spark Creativity campaign raised funds for arts scholarships for kids in Kirkland to participate in local arts programs. All Kirkland children should be able to participate in high quality arts programming regardless of their ability to pay.
Who does this campaign benefit?
Kirkland youth are eligible to apply for scholarships to participating organizations including: KAMP (aka Kirkland Academy of Music and Performance), Studio East, and Kirkland Arts Center. All children should have access to high quality arts programming regardless of ability to pay. Do you know of a non-profit arts organization that might be interested in campaigns like this? Please tell us about them.
Is there a need in Kirkland for scholarships?
Despite the general perceptions of Kirkland, the reality is that there are many local children whose families cannot afford to attend arts programs in the community without scholarship dollars. Contributions dramatically expand the opportunities for more kids to spark their creativity through art.
Ways to Give
Make an outright gift: Cash donations provide the quickest and most significant opportunity to support the Spark Creativity campaign. Make your gift online today or mail it to Kirkland Parks and Community Foundation at the address above.
Donor Advised Funds and Family Foundations: The KPCF gratefully accepts donations from Donor Advised Funds and Family Foundations. Use the information above to help your financial institution find KPCF and make a distribution from your fund. Designate the Spark Creativity Campaign in your comments or notes.
Gifts of Stock/Appreciated Assets: Consider donating an appreciated asset as your gift. Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and life insurance can all fuel the important work we do while providing you a significant tax benefit. In order to gift securities to the Kirkland Parks and Community Foundation, please contact your broker to initiate the transfer and have them reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employer Matching Gifts: Donations to the Spark Creativity campaign are eligible for corporate matching gifts. Matching gifts are an easy way to double (or more) your impact! Your employer may increase your donation by offering to make a matching gift or grant that is a portion of, equal to, or may exceed the amount of your donation to the Kirkland Parks and Community Foundation. Matching grants are often requested using a digital or paper form, or through a third party contracted by your employer, such as Benevity or FrontStream. If you aren’t sure whether your company has a matching gift program, you can check with the Human Resources Department to see if they have more information. When filling out a request for a matching gift, your employer will need the following information:
Organization Name: Kirkland Parks and Community Foundation
Address: 603 4th Ave, Suite 500
Kirkland WA 98033
About Kirkland Parks and Community Foundation
The Kirkland Parks and Community Foundation (KPCF) works with the community to conceptualize, plan, fund and implement park and community improvements, projects and activities that improve the quality of life for the residents of Kirkland.
About Kirkland Academy of Music and Performance (KAMP)
KAMP’s mission is to connect and build community through music and performance. KAMP Music is a nonprofit providing music education and performance experiences to artists and audiences of all ages and abilities in Kirkland WA and neighboring communities. Here’s information on KAMP’s summer programming. For scholarship inquiries email email@example.com
About Kirkland Arts Center
Kirkland Arts Center unleashes the power of art to ignite individual growth and self-expression, build community spirit, and cultivate cultural vibrancy. Kirkland Arts Center invites openness, curiosity, and risk-taking, encouraging students of all ages and abilities to engage in arts experiences, so they can grow as individuals and be part of a community. Here’s information on Kirkland Arts Center Scholarship opportunities.
About Studio East
Studio East Training for the Performing Arts (Studio East) is proud to provide theater arts education and opportunities for children in Kirkland, WA and surrounding communities. Studio East works to create confident, compassionate, responsible young people through training in the art and craft of theater. Studio East provides best-in-class theater education, performance skills and audience opportunities to inspire, train and entertain young people through engagement in the art and craft of theater. Here’s information on Studio East summer programs and scholarships.