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 grant cycles, which specifically correlate to the BUSD Arts for All Strategic Plan while demonstrating high-quality in-class instruction aligned to the California State Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) standards.

  • 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!



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

Next Grant Submission DEADLINE:
Fall 2018: Monday, September 17, 2018 (by 5:00 PM)

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 Unified School District Arts for All Plan 

Burbank Arts for All Foundation Media Release 

Burbank Arts for All Foundation GRANT REQUEST GUIDELINES

Burbank Arts for All Foundation GRANT APPLICATION FORM (fillable Word doc)

Burbank Arts for All Foundation FINAL REPORT FORM (fillable Word doc)

Example Budget

PLEASE NOTE: Application and Final Report form versions prior to August 1, 2017 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 (Word Document)


To learn more about our grant recipients and their stories, click the links below:

2016-2017 school year grant recipients

2015-2016 school year grant recipients

2014-2015 school year grant recipients 

2013-2014 school year grant recipients

2012-2013 school year grant recipients

2011-2012 school year grant recipients

Click here for a complete list of all grants funded by the Foundation!



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