Special Purpose Grants
Creative Vitality Index
For the past 2 years, ArtsWA and WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation) have collaborated with local groups across Washington.
The Creative Vitality Index (CVI) can inform and advance local efforts to define, support, and advance the creative economy in communities across the state. Participating teams must apply to participate, and those selected receive a $1,000 stipend to help defray the costs of implementing a project.
In 2012, ArtsWA began exploring the possibility of partnering with some of the 26 community foundations in Washington. We were particularly interested in regions where we have had little reach. We subsequently launched the Community Foundation, in partnership with Philanthropy Northwest/The Giving Practice. Through grants to three community foundations, we are fostering stronger relationships between community foundations and arts communities.