The annual South Asian Film Festival, produced by Tasveer
ArtsWA grantee Tasveer incorporates visual and narrative arts to highlight issues and dilemmas faced by the South Asian community in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Tasveer.

How to apply for an ArtsWA grant

Interested in applying for a grant? Here is an overview of the process to help get you started.

  1. Find the right grant for your organization.
    • We have grant programs in the three categories listed below. Read the guidelines and eligibility requirements for each program to make sure it is a good fit.
      • Grants to Organizations offers grant programs for groups or organizations seeking support for arts projects and arts programming.
      • Arts in Education offers grant programs that support arts learning as part of basic education for PreK-12 students.
      • Wellness, Arts, and the Military offers grants that support military-connected individuals and arts organizations who have arts and wellness projects or programs.
  2. Ask us questions.
    • We are here to help get you into the right program. Please reach out if we can be of assistance. We are happy to discuss any topic related to getting you funded.
  3. Start your application.
    • Ready to apply? Click the link in the application guidelines to get to the online application form.
  4. Submit your application.
    • Give your application a final check, if ready, push submit!
  5. We will be in touch.

    • Submitted applications are screened by staff and scored by a panel. The panel’s recommendations go to our board of commissioners for approval.
    • This process takes several months. Thanks ahead for your patience.
  6. Receive notification by email.
    • Applicants will receive notification and information on the next steps, via email.