THE PAINTBRUSH FUND was created out of the heart of W.A.R. Artists. It was inspired by the experiences of many of us. It was the true life story of one particular painter, however, who had no money, since she had not yet been paid for the painting she was about to create. Given the choice of using her limited funds for groceries, or for painting supplies, she chose the “food” with which the true artist is intimately and painfully familiar. This unassuming story became the heart of “The PaintBrush Fund." Here are a few of the individuals and causes we have contributed to financially:
Local Church's Liturgical Garments
Fee assistance for Christian Arts Professional Development
HOPE MultiMedia New Film Debut
Missions Trips for WAR Members
Dance studio construction work
URI 's Sankofa Christian Ministry,
"Cosmic Christmas" Stageplay seed money
Print Material Costs for C.A.R.E Ministry
Subsidies for Dance Classes
See simple application below:
“ Sometime I have wonderful performance opportunities, but no money for the transportation to get there!”
“ You know what they say, ‘APPLAUSE DON’T PAY THE BILLS!’
“One time I had to choose between buying groceries, and buying paintbrushes for my art. I chose the paintbrushes.”
The application process for the PAINTBRUSH FUND is pretty simple. We will make every effort to ensure accountability, but also apply practicality, by getting funds to qualified applicants as soon as possible and necessary.
Funding is for W.A.R members who are active in their arts or business, and current with membership dues. Each artist can apply one time per year for funds up to $200.
How Do You Apply?
Mail "Letter of Need"
Obtain Letter of Support
If you are a W.A.R. member, and your annual dues are paid, you have, in fact, invested in an organization that wants to invest in you. If you run into a funding shortage, WAR may be able to help!
1. Email or direct mail a Letter of Need to Worship Arts Restoration, 23 Anstis Street, Providence, RI 02905, or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Letter of Need should include:
A brief introduction to you, your art or ministry, and how you use your art and/or ministry to serve God and your community. (Include your website, or an online link to see or hear your artwork, if possible.)
A brief explanation of your specific need, the amount needed and how it will be used.
2. Please provide a letter of support from your Pastor and/or another objective party who can verify both your financial need and your dedication to your artistry or ministry. If you are well-known by a WAR Board Member, in some cases, they can simply vouch for you and a letter will not be necessary.
The WAR Board may ask you for additional information if some aspect of your request is unclear. Funds can be mailed, picked up or deposited through Paypal or Cash App, determined by each individual case.
It’s that simple! We want to bless you, so that you can continue to bless others!