We offer grants to organizations and individuals for research or work on projects that will benefit the goals of the Portland Bead Society regarding the study of and dissemination of knowledge about beads and beading. Such grants are approved by a vote of attending members annually at the February or March General Meeting. Applications for grants must be received by the PBS Grants Coordinator by January 31 of the year of the proposed grant. Please click the button below to fill out the form for more information and to request an application for a grant.
PBS also offers individual education awards to PBS members as a reimbursement for class costs up to the given amount set each year. Qualifying classes are related to beads arts, and are generally provided at bead shows, bead stores or by visiting speakers. Locations are often local, but do not have to be. Classes termed "make and take" which generally cover the cost of the supplies are not eligible, as just tuition is covered by the education award, not materials. The deadline for receipt by the Education Awards Coordinator of applications for education awards is due November 30 of the current year. Applications can be found in the September and October Newsletters.