Taste of Duluth Awards


Starting July 8, high school students can apply for our special Summer awards that are announced at Taste of Duluth, an annual celebration taking place in Bayfront Park.

The Bluebird Foundation announces that the Taste of Duluth grant application process for high school age students will begin July 8, with applications available at bluebirdfoundation.org.  

These grants are available to high school aged kids (effective fall 2020 school year) 9th grade to 12th grade. Current graduating seniors are also eligible. Kids in any category of the performing arts can apply: music, dance, theater.

Applications and recommendation letters are due August 28th at 4PM.

Awardees must be able to attend the ceremony at Taste of Duluth on Saturday, September 12th.
Two grants will be awarded in the amount of $500:

  • Jim Putnam Award
    Courtesy of the Cloquet Eagles Club 1163 This award is open to any high school age kid in the performing arts.  The Late Jim Putnam was the Eagle’s President for 7 years from 2006-2013 and let the group through rough times.  

  • Cloquet Eagles Aerie 1163 Award
    Celebrating 112 years of People Helping People.  The Cloquet Eagles have a rich history of helping the community.  Supporting the arts is one of the group’s passions. 

The Bluebird Foundation is a 501 C (3) whose mission statement is “To be an advocate for area youth in the performing arts and to create awareness of the power of the arts to enhance self-esteem, to increase understanding of others, and to improve academic performance.” The Bluebird Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) with the Internal Revenue Service.