June & Robert Wanish Fund for the Arts

Supporting the next generation of artists in the Roseville and South Placer region

Fill out the application below to see if you qualify.


The June & Robert Wanish Fund for the Arts was established in 2003 with a vision to encourage and support the enjoyment, appreciation and growth of the arts in our communities.

June Wanish is a native of Roseville and has endeavored to make a difference in the arts sector and the community as a whole. As the first woman mayor of Roseville, June was responsible for implementing programs that brought cultural arts to the once small, railroad town.

In the early 1960s she lead a small group of like-minded individuals who in 1966 formed the non-profit corporation—“Roseville Community Projects, Inc” with its purpose to bring arts to the community.

From humble beginnings, under June’s leadership, the organization moved from presenting small exhibitions in a variety of rented locations to purchasing and saving the Victorian “Haman House” as an Arts Center and ultimately transformed a vacant lot into The state-of-the-art, contemporary gallery downtown Roseville – Blue Line Arts.

Fund Goals:
The June Wanish Fund is interested in funding students interested in arts in two distinctive areas:

1) Blue Line Arts Childrens' Programs - The Wanish fund supports scholarship that covers 50-100% of registration fees for any Blue Line Arts children’s program. The Fund will cover workshops, camps, and after-school programs. One time use only.

2) California State Summer School for the Arts Scholarship - A Middle or High School student who resides in Roseville or South Placer County who has applied for and has been accepted to the California State Summer School for the Arts, held each summer at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Valencia, CA.

Please note: Funding for scholarships is contingent upon available scholarship funds.