Batavia Artists Association / Water Street Studios


The Dunham Fund is proud to continue support of Batavia Artists Association at Water Street Studios.The $225,000 grant for Artistic Advancement Program and Ripple Effect will be paid out in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

The various programs make local arts education and hands-on art experiences accessible to children and families in the Fox Valley community. Batavia Artists Association is serving the community through several programs that bring art to the community in hands-on, accessible ways. Including:

Artistic Advancement Program

This program provides artistically-inclined students in under-resourced areas with the opportunity to take a bus to Water Street Studios for an arts-based field trip every month. By partnering with The Dunham Fund and others in the local community, Batavia Artists Association hopes to reach almost 600 students in 8 schools over the next three years through the Artistic Advancement Program.

Ripple Effect

Batavia Artists Association’s Ripple Effect provides locat students grades 3 through 5 with a weekly after-school art class that integrates art with STEM learning. Dunham Fund’s support will help Ripple Effect serve almost 1000 students throughout 10 locations in the Fox Valley area.