In 2020, ArtsWA pivoted its program and activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ArtsWA distributed $3,836,000 in CARES Act funding to Washington State arts and culture nonprofits. Grants of up to $10,000 were disbursed to 447 organizations across the state in three separate rounds of funding throughout the year. To learn more about the outcomes of our grant funding and other agency actions, please view this PDF.
The Art in Public Places program (AIPP) is working to make the 2021-2025 Public Artist Roster our most inclusive and equitable ever. Applications for the Roster will be accepted starting May 10.