Methow Arts Alliance, an ArtsWA Community Consortium grantee
"We serve students who are geographically isolated and are more socio-economically disadvantaged than most of their counterparts throughout the state..." Methow Arts Alliance, Twisp. Photo courtesy of Methow Arts Alliance.

Community Consortium Grants

Grant amounts range from $5,000 to $18,000. Matching funds from the applicant are required. Consortium grants operate on a two-year cycle.

Community Consortium grants support well-established partnerships between schools, arts organizations, and community partners. Partners work together to develop, implement, and evaluate high quality arts learning programs. Partners work together on goals and share responsibilities.

Successful grantees build support for K-12 education in their community. They work to provide long-term, participatory, and meaningful arts learning experiences. These programs must reach K-12 students as part of the regular school day.

Community Consortium grants can support professional development for arts educators. They can also help fund initiatives and strategies to build your program. This grant does not support extra-curricular arts education. It does not support programs that provide one-time exposure to an arts event.

Application Information

The application deadline for Fiscal Years 2020-21 (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2021) was March 20, 2019. The next opportunity to apply will be in March 2021, and updated Guidelines will be posted by January 2021. You can view the FY20-21 materials here so that you can learn more about the application expectations and process.

Community Consortium Application Guidelines

Community Consortium Review Criteria

Grant Writing Tips and Budget Sample

Equity and Access Resources | Tools to support your equity and access goals

Arts Education Research and Resources | these resources may support your Arts Education project design

Apply Online Via ZoomGrants

You will find the application link here when the next application cycle is open. The ZoomGrants application is easy to use. We recommend that you read the Guidelines before starting your application so that you have a full understanding of the requirements and expectations. Please use the following suggested browsers: Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. We do not recommend using Internet Explorer.