Arts Together is committed to building a diverse community and assisting families and individuals that are unable to afford the full cost of our arts programs. We believe the arts should be accessible to everyone, recognizing that financial cost can be a barrier to many. Available funds are determined by the Arts Together Board of Directors and are included in our annual budget. We provide scholarships to students based on financial need, household size, family income and availability of funds. 

Scholarship applications are accepted at the beginning of the Fall, Spring and Summer sessions and should accompany your class registration form with your $45 registration fee. Scholarship applications for the Preschool program must include at least $45 of the $290 preschool application fee.

  • Scholarships are awarded as a percentage of tuition. There may be a very limited number of full tuition scholarships available in any given semester.

  • Scholarships may be decreased or terminated if a student/family demonstrates a low level of commitment to their classes or is absent an excessive number of times.

  • Families with an unpaid tuition balance at the end of any semester will not be eligible for scholarships until the unpaid balance is paid.

  • Scholarships are not available for Preschool Lunch Bunch and Summer Afternoon Chill.

  • For any questions regarding the scholarship application process, please contact Stephen Wall, Director of Operations & Finance, at 919.828.1713 or


The Scholarship Application Form must include:

  • Completed application form

  • Completed registration form and registration fee

  • One of the following:

    • Most recent Federal Tax Return

    • W2 Forms documenting income on tax return

    • The previous two months pay stubs for all wage earners in the family.

  • A short letter (no longer than one page) from the parent or guardian describing why Arts Together classes would be beneficial to your child and explaining why you are requesting a scholarship.

** Incomplete applications not accompanied by proper financial documentation will not be eligible for consideration.

Note: The $45 registration fee may be refunded if the class gets cancelled or the scholarship is not awarded and the student cannot attend class.  (For Preschool applications, the $45 portion of the $290 preschool registration fee paid may be refunded if the scholarship is not awarded.)


  • Scholarships applications for Preschool should be submitted within 2 weeks of receiving your acceptance letter.

  • Scholarship applications for Fall/Spring and Summer programming are accepted throughout the year.

  • Families will be notified within 15 – 30 days after submitting the application.