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Partnering with

The Art Experience

Since 1996 

The Art Experience (TAE) was founded in 1996 by six art and art therapy students who believed that the creative process had the power to transform lives. The studio welcomed all members of the community, encouraged creativity, and sharing with others. Staff provided encouragement, while guiding guests beyond their comfort zone into their own creativity. 

TAE is still known for its supportive environment and allowing community need to shape its programming.

Experiences include specialized programs for individuals with special needs, inclusive community programs, college internships, exhibits, an outdoor festival called Art Fish Fun, and other special events.


TAE is an inspiring place where all are valued for their abilities and the curiosity that drives creative endeavor.


We are committed to strengthening our community through art.

WE CARE so let us work together to make your dream fundraiser a success!

There are many organizations that cannot afford the overhead cost of large conferences or programs to boost funding in support of adequate services per their specific communities. Washington Events has positioned itself to become the liaison to supported Start-Up Crowdfunding conferences, for Michigan Membership Associations and Nonprofit Organizations.

Washington Events specifically designs conferences to help position qualified membership associations, and nonprofit organizations to be able to support consistent funding to help better their programs, run their agendas, and get exposure for their services to the citizens within the community in which they serve.


What does this program do?

This program provides funding to assist in the development of essential associations or community organizations in rural communities with extreme unemployment and severe economic depression.

An essential associations or community organization is one that provides an essential service to the local community, is needed for the orderly development of the community, serves a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial, or business undertakings.

Are there requirements?


  • Applicants must be unable to finance the project from their own resources and/or through commercial credit at reasonable rates and terms

  • Associations or organizations must serve the rural area where they are/will be located

  • Projects must demonstrate substantial community support

  • Background check and review must be completed and determined to be acceptable

  • Priorities are given to projects related to Health & Wellness, Financial Literacy, Diversity & Inclusion and BIPOC or Women Specific Resources

Full list of requirements to qualify

Washington Events 2022-23 Start-Up Fundraisers

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