ArtsWA offers grants aimed at conserving and developing the state’s arts resources.


Arts in Education: Applications for Fiscal Year 2018 coming soon!

Grants to Organizations


Grant Categories and evaluations

Artists, works of art, and artistic institutions are essential to the social, educational, and economic well-being of Washington State. Our grants, in the categories summarized below, provide the seed money necessary to ensure that individual communities nurture and grow the arts.

  • Grants to organizations
  • Grants to statewide partners
  • Grants for K-12 arts in education
  • Grants for special purposes

We offer resources to help you with your application and with receiving your payments once your grant is awarded.

 A four-step process is used to evaluate and award grants:

  • Individual grant applications are reviewed for completeness and eligibility.
  • Applications are reviewed by a peer panel or review committee who make funding and denial recommendations.
  • The ArtsWA board of commissioners reviews funding and denial recommendations and gives final approval.
  • Applicants are notified.


If we don't fund your grant application and you want to appeal, the Washington Administrative Code (WAC 30.12.036) outlines a standard process to follow.

Grants Online

ArtsWA uses Grants Online, an online application processing system, developed by the Western State Arts Federation (WESTAF).

Useful Tutorials:

Inside Your Application

Logging In and Managing Your Account

New User Sign Up

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