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Transportation Assistance

It costs us about $80 a month to provide our transportation grant. With this grant we reimburse less mobile and/or financially underprivileged artists for transportation costs to visit the studio. This includes paying for bus passes, spotting $5 for gas, or getting someone a taxi ride. The transportation grant is a key element of our studio's commitment to arts accessibility.


Art Supplies and Equipment

Without art supplies and equipment we wouldn't be a functional community art studio. While we get a lot of supplies donated, we still have to purchase supplies to fill in necessary gaps. Every month we spend approximately $240 on the supplies necessary to run our free open studio hours and regular free community workshops.


Childcare Assistance

Every month we spend approximately $100 dollars helping our artists cover childcare costs. For any time spent in the community art studio they may receive funds to pay for a caregiver to cover their temporary absence in the home. Without this grant, many parents and caregivers wouldn't be able to take time to make healing art. Their whole family reaps the benefits of a happy, creative caregiver.


Healthy Food Access

We believe that it's hard to make good art on an empty stomach! Some of the artists in our community experience food insecurity that prohibits them from fully experiencing healing art activities. To help all feel welcome and cared for, we keep healthy snacks on hand in the studio. This usually costs the studio $50 a month.

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Make a Financial Gift

All financial gifts directly cover our studio expenses, such as art supplies, healthy snacks, electricity, and even this website. Even $5 makes a difference, so thank you! Gifts are not tax-deductible at this time.

Donate Art Supplies

Here is a current list of art supplies we are accepting as donations. Material donations need to be in good condition.

If you want to donate something that isn’t on this list, we probably can’t take it due to limited storage space. Please contact us if you’re not sure and we’ll let you know if we can take your donation at this time.

Accepted Donations (updated 1/17/2023)

Want to donate supplies we can't accept?

Thank you so much for considering the well-being of the planet and our communities as you donate your art supplies instead of sending them to the landfill. You are making a difference!

Because we have limited storage space and volunteers to sort through donations, we can't accept just any arts and crafts supplies at any time. But there are places all over Utah that will gladly take your art supply donations and help them find good homes. Places such as Making Space Thrift Store, Little Free Art Shops, and Bad Dog Arts are accepting donations of arts and crafts supplies. You can also bring your donations to one of our quarterly Arts and Crafts Supply Swaps! Click their photos below for more information.

Bad Dog Arts

Making Space Thrift Store

Little Free Art Shops

Arts and Crafts Supply Swap

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Without You!

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