Festival of the Arts is sponsored by the Stevens Point Festival of
the Arts Council and the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point College
of Fine Arts and Communication with the intent to promote the Arts by
encouraging Art awareness, supporting working Artists and contributing
to local Art Education.
Financial support by public and corporate donations as well as
proceeds from the annual silent auction of donated works from
participating artists provides advertising, promotional material,
children’s art activities, and food and refreshment for the artists.
The most important way financial support has been used is for
student scholarships awarded to UWSP students who excel in music, drama,
and art and have unmet financial need. Because of your generous support
in the past, we have expanded the scholarship grants to theater, dance,
music, graphic design and studio art. We are now also able to offer
scholarships for students in Portage County to attend the High School
Summer Art Camp at UWSP. The festival also supplies monetary awards to
the Emerging Artist Show held at the Stevens Point Riverfront Arts
Center. This show highlights secondary art students in the Stevens Point
Public School District.