Creative Districts Program Application

Once you've crafted your Creative District plan and meet the minimum requirements, you are eligible to apply for state-certified Creative District Designation on behalf of your community.


Please review the Creative District Application Guidelines before you submit your application to ensure eligibility.


Please review the following steps to ensure you fulfill all the requirements. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Step 1: Review the Community Readiness Workbook and Pre-Application Checklist to ensure community meets minimum requirements. If community meets these requirements, move to step 2.

Step 2: Submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) via email to Annette Roth, Program Manager of the Washington Certified Creative Districts Program. Please see Application Guidelines for letter requirements. A site visit of the potential district by Creative District program staff must be scheduled before Letter of Interest is submitted. Review Application Guidelines to familiarize yourself with the application process and ensure eligibility.

Step 3: If Letter of Interest is approved, submit full application within 60 days of approval. Site visit must take place before full application is submitted.  


All applications must be submitted via ArtsWA’s online application form, with all attending documents uploaded via this system. Applications will not be accepted in any other format, including via email or hard copy.


Prior to submitting an application, applicants should read the application guidelines thoroughly and review all Community Readiness tools on the website.



∧ back to TOP