Washington State Arts Commission- Grants to Organizations - Applications now available

For immediate release:
February 29, 2016
FY 17 Grants to Organizations
Applications now available
Grants to Organizations
FY17 Project Support Grants
Applications Now Open!
Olympia, WA - The Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) is accepting applications for its Project Support grants program. Project Support grants provide funding to arts organizations, community service groups and local or tribal governments that provide arts events targeted to public audiences across Washington State. Project Support funding supports a diverse array of performances, exhibitions, workshops and services
that expand arts participation and engagement.
Project Support Levels and Deadlines
  • Level A - For small arts organizations (under $200,000 annual budget or organizations that are not arts specific or with fiscal sponsor). Application deadline is April 18, 2016. Grant awards of $1,000-$2,500.For projects that take place between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017.
  • Level B - For mid-sized arts organizations (from $200,000 to $1 million annual budget or local arts agencies affiliated with government entities). Application deadline is April 28, 2016. Grant awards of $2,500-$5,000. For projects that take place between August 15, 2016, and June 30, 2017.
  • Level C - For large arts institutions (over $1 million annual budget). Application deadline is May 19, 2016Grant awards of $5,000-$8,000. For projects that take place between August 15, 2016, and June 30, 2017.
  • Cooperative Partnership Program - ArtsWA establishes cooperative partnerships with statewide arts service organizations in an effort to advance the Commission's goals and priorities. Cooperative Partnership Program funding enables ArtsWA to extend its reach by partnering with organizations that provide services that support artists and arts professionals across Washington State. Read more about Cooperative Partnerships on our website. 
Eligibility Information
Eligibility information and application instructions are listed in the guidelines which can be downloaded from the ArtsWA website. Applications must be submitted through the Grants Online application system. When you are ready to apply, go to
Project Support grants are contingent on available state and federal funding. State and federal funding decisions usually are confirmed by June of each year.
Need help? Attend the Grant Application Teleconference:
March 14th, 2016, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
For new applicants, and all those interested in reviewing the guidelines, review criteria, and application process, plan to participate in our teleconference on March 14th. Register via our website.
The Washington State Arts Commission's Project Support Program is funded by the Washington State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Glenda Carino | ArtsWA Communications Manager | 360.586.8093
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