El Centro de la Raza, Seattle, WA
Traditional Folkloric Dancers perform at El Centro de la Raza, an ArtsWA grantee. Photo courtesy of El Centro de la Raza, 2018.

Snap Grants | Project Support Grants


To respond to evolving organizational needs brought on by the pandemic, our grant programs for FY22 will be changing. Snap Grants are on hold for the foreseeable future so that we may devote more funds to our pandemic recovery program.

“In these uncertain times, we’ve had to make hard decisions on how to best help sustain the arts community,” said ArtsWA Executive Director Karen Hanan. “We know how important the Snap Grant Program is to our constituents and we apologize for any problems this may cause.”


NOTE: Hannah Dahlke is no longer on staff. Not all links have been updated. Please reach out to Miguel Guillén, Program Manager at miguel.guillen@arts.wa.gov or Audrey Molloy, Program Assistant at audrey.molloy@arts.wa.gov.


Snap Grants offers support for projects produced by small and emerging groups and organizations. For questions about ArtsWA grants and resources, contact Miguel Guillén, Program Manager at miguel.guillen@arts.wa.gov.

This grant offers support for projects produced by small and emerging groups and organizations. It is an entry-point to ArtsWA’s more competitive grant programs. Snap Grants help groups and organizations reach their arts project goals while assisting applicants as needed. This program comes with professional development for new grant writers. for complete information, see the grant guidelines below.

Grant amounts range from $1,000 to $1,500. Matching funds from the applicant are required.

The following three eligibility criteria must be met to apply for a Snap Grant:

  1. Small groups or organizations with operating budgets up to $25,000
  2. Small groups or organizations producing projects or events that:
    – Are open to the public
    – Have arts and culture as a main component
    – Provide public benefit as defined by our guidelines
  3. Small groups or organizations that are new to our funding programs or who we have not funded in the last three funding cycles (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020)
Application Information
Contact Us

Miguel Guillén, Program Manager: miguel.guillen@arts.wa.gov, 360-252-9970

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