The Evert Person Bus Fund
Do you want to sign up for a School Show, but your budget is looking a little slim? We offer Bus Fund awards to offset the rising cost of transportation. Our Bus Fund has helped more than 400 classrooms and thousands of students!
Research shows children who study the arts are four times more likely to achieve academically. Yet, state budget cuts have reduced school arts programs and made it difficult for many schools to send their students to valuable off-campus programs. One of the biggest obstacles is the high cost of bus transportation. The Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Bus Fund is designed to help. The fund provides school grants to help pay the cost of bus transportation to the Center’s education programs. Qualifying Title One schools, determined by the state to be most in need of assistance, receive the maximum award.
This program is made possible by a generous contribution made in memory of Evert Person.
Funds are limited, apply today!
Bus Fund Criteria
To qualify, you must purchase the minimum number of tickets specified, make full payment by the performance date, and attend the performance.
- $100 Award Purchase 25-39 tickets
- $125 Award Purchase 40-59 tickets
- $150 Award Purchase 60 or more tickets*
*Title One Schools qualify for a $150 award by purchasing 25 or more tickets.
Apply for the Bus Fund Here
We will confirm receipt of your request via email. One request per School Show order. Grants are awarded in the fall and spring and authorized monthly within those time periods. If your request is granted, you will receive a confirmation letter via mail and an award check will be sent following the show. Funds are mailed via check to your school to the requestor’s attention approximately 10 days following the show. Awards are distributed based on need. Funds are not dispersed until after the performance(s) provided show invoice is paid in fill and attendance is confirmed. Awards may vary depending on program funding.
For more information, please email us or call Chrystie Prokopakis at 707.800.7504.
Evert Person’s ArtReach
with additional generous support from Target
- Providing Joy at Little or No Cost—
10,000 Free and Reduced Price Tickets a Year!
The truth is, not everyone can afford to participate in the arts. Yet music, dance, and theater are at the heart of every society, bringing joy to our lives and providing one of our most effective means for understanding and communication.
At Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, we believe even those who cannot afford the cost should have the opportunity to participate in the arts. This is the belief behind the Center’s ArtReach program, which provides free and reduced-price tickets to low-income residents in our community.
We strive to provide quality performances at affordable prices for school groups. As part of this goal, we offer ArtReach, a free- and reduced-priced ticket program. Students participating in the National Lunch Program receive an automatic discount on seats and, in addition, groups receive automatically free tickets for teachers and chaperones (one free ticket for each 10 student tickets purchased). These ArtReach benefits can be requested directly on the order form.
Additionally, we work with local service groups to provide free tickets for children and adults in our community who cannot afford to attend a public show. Please see the information for service providers below.
If you need further assistance to attend a School Show performance, please apply for a scholarship using the button below. Full ArtReach Ticket Scholarships are limited and may not be available for all performances. We will confirm receipt of your request via email. If your request is granted, you will receive confirmation via mail.
For more information about ArtReach for School Shows, please email us or call Chrystie Prokopakis at 707.800.7504.
Non-profit service providers who work with low-income and underserved children and adults in our community may also request ArtReach tickets for public performances. Please email Kaila Finch or call 707.800.7556.
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