Scholarships / Honorariums

We are committed to offering art workshops because we know learning is a life-long process. We recognize that even though we try to keep the instruction, lodging and meal prices competitive, that the price may be beyond the means of some. With that in mind, Dillman's offers partial scholarships / honorariums to help off-set the cost of the workshop.

The on-line version of our application may be submitted on-line or printed and mailed. If you mail, please allow the committee time to review and make an award of the generously donated funds.

The scholarships are awarded to students based on financial needs. These scholarships are set up and given to those that would not be able to attend a workshop if they are not given financial support. Please include on your application the reason why you are seeking financial assistance.

The application's second part, a reference application needs to be filled out by one reference. They can submit their information on-line or print and mail the form. Applications for the current season being accepted. Award values do not exceed $300 per participant. The number of awards will be based on the number of donations and funds available.

Honorariums do not require financial need and are offered to any art league that posting the workshop schedule on their website, newsletter or by hosting Dillman's Creative Arts Foundation (DCAF) at an art festival in their home town. For more information please call 715-588-3143. Ask your art league president or newsletter editor to contact Denny.

Apply as early as possible as the funds are limited.

Phil Austin Memorial Workshop Award

In honor of our founding instructor, Phil Austin, the Dillman's Creative Arts Scholarship Committee has created one $300 award to be applied toward Dillman's workshop fees.

Phil constantly exemplified the best possible attitude of sharing. Phil shared his special gifts and knowledge with his students and showed the patience every great instructor exhibits. We were privileged to have known Phil during the 20 years he taught in northern Wisconsin with Dillman's Creative Arts Foundation plus on trips to exotic ports of call such as, two trips to Bermuda, Cruises in the Deep and Western Caribbean plus Florida. Phil was still painting watercolors at the age of 94, when he passed away in April 2004.

The Phil Austin Memorial Award will be awarded and selected by the Dillman's Creative Arts Foundation Scholarship Committee from those applications.

Applicants may use the same scholarship application, This applicant must show financial need (as compared to the honorariums which do not specify financial need).

On your applications, please note you are applying for the "Phil Austin Award."

The criteria the scholarship committee will be using for their decision process is:

  1. Student paints in the same media as Phil, watercolor
  2. Certain classes are eligable for this grant, therefore, note a second and third choice for consideration
  3. Award is based upon availability


Thank you to all the instructors who have offered these options and also the patrons of the arts who have made donations for this purpose. Annually over $3,000 worth of scholarships are awarded.