Burbank Arts for All Foundation allocates supplemental funding through our grant making program for Burbank Unified School District’s schools. Awards are distributed through our bi-annual grantmaking program, which specifically correlate to the BUSD Arts for All Strategic Plan while demonstrating high-quality in-class instruction aligned to the California Arts Standards for Public Schools, Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve.

  • We will only consider requests for funds to support projects that occur during the standard school day during class time, are standards-based, and have a direct connection to student learning.
  • All funding requests for single-site projects must be signed by the school’s principal; and all multi-site or District-wide projects must be signed by the BUSD Arts Coordinator. All facility related projects must be signed by the BUSD Director of Facilities. This pre-approval is required to ensure all Burbank Arts for All Foundation funding is consistent with BUSD’s Arts For All Strategic Plan and present school needs and priorities.
  • Grants can be awarded for the integration of the arts in non-VAPA courses like Math, English, or World History, so be creative!

Grant Application Deadline:

NEXT DEADLINE: Monday, September 16, 2019 by 5pm

For this year only, all grant applications received in our traditional March grant cycle will be held for consideration in September 2019. Please contact the Foundation with any questions at 818.736.5269.

Additionally, thanks to our partnership with the City of Burbank and a generous donation from Warner Bros. Entertainment, the Foundation will also be able to support creative design in BUSD through a Request for Proposal (RFP) in our September 2019 grant cycle in alignment with the City’s Arts In Public Places Ordinance. More details about this will be shared in the next few months.

Grant Guidelines & Applications:

Arts Education Grants

The Foundation accepts applications twice a year for two separate grant cycles. Grant deadlines are March 1st and September 15th.

For equal access, we have provided our Grant Application and Final Report in a word document. Applications are also available in our office. Please contact the Foundation with any questions.

Download our Grant Guidelines, Grant Application, Final Report Form or Media Release

Burbank Arts for All Foundation GRANT GUIDELINES
Burbank Arts for All Foundation GRANT APPLICATION FORM (Downloads a fillable Word doc)
Example Budget

Burbank Arts for All Foundation FINAL REPORT FORM (Downloads a fillable Word doc)
Burbank Arts for All Foundation Media Release

Burbank Unified School District Arts for All Plan

PLEASE NOTE: Application form versions prior to August 1, 2017 and Final Report form versions prior to August 1, 2015 will NOT be accepted.


In 2010, Burbank Arts For All Foundation announced the Bowman Professional Development Grant. Dr. Gregory Bowman, retired superintendent of Burbank Unified School District (BUSD), generously allocated funding to support professional development in arts education for teachers in BUSD. His legacy as an arts learning advocate lives on through this gift. Annually, on March 1  the Foundation awards two Bowman grants, one to a group of teachers ($3,500) and one to an individual ($750).

Bowman Professional Development Grant Application (Downloads a fillable Word doc)