Eureka Springs School of the Arts

Gifts and Donations

There are many ways to give, and we’ve just listed a few. When you chose to join our ranks, whether by volunteering or with financial support, you make a difference in the lives of students.

Thank you for your support of the Eureka Springs School of the Arts.
Please contact the ESSA office for further information at 479-253-5384, or send an e-mail.

Commemorative Tiles

Be a part of ESSA’s legacy by purchasing a commemorative tile with the name or message of your choice for permanent installation on the ESSA campus!  Each granite tile measure 4″ x 4″ and can be custom engraved with a brief message, your name, your pet’s name, a small graphic, your favorite saying… or anything that you would like!  Funds raised through tile purchases will go toward renovations and construction of new facilities.  Click here to download a form to mail in with your donation or simply make your online donation of $100 and indicate in the comments section that you’d like a commemorative tile, and ESSA staff will contact you to design your piece of the ESSA campus!

Annual Fund

A gift to ESSA’s annual fund supports the school’s general operating fund, studio/facility improvements, and/or current year scholarships. You may designate an annual gift to support a specific media for studio/facility improvement, endow or support a scholarship fund or support specific capital needs. (Notes regarding gift designation may be included in the Comments field on the donation form.)

ESSA’s Instructor Funds

The magic of ESSA depends on the incredible instructors that come from all over the country and teach at our campus. ESSA spends over $40,000 annually on instructors for teaching fees, travel, and lodging. We need your help to make this magic continue! You can ensure ESSA continues offering high quality arts instruction by supporting the incredible contributions of our instructors to the community by donating to our instructor fund.

We developed three special funds based on the type of instruction they provide. You simply choose which fund you would like to support from the list below. Or you may make a general donation to the overall instructor fund. You should not earmark donations for a particular instructor – all of our instructors need your support!

1. Wood Studio Instructor Fund – supporting instructors in woodworking, woodturning and woodcarving.

2. Iron Studio Instructor Fund – supporting instructors in blacksmithing, bladesmithing, welding and metal fabrication.

3. Karen “Kelee” Overgaard Memorial Fund – supporting instructors in ceramics, small metals, jewelry making, painting, drawing, textiles and special media.

Contact ESSA at 479-253-5384 to donate via phone. Or mail your donation to PO Box 657, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Or just click “Donate Now” and use the notes section of the online form to make your donation.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.

Thank you for supporting ESSA’s instructors!