Design in Public - Seattle Design Festival street exhibit
Design in Public, an ArtsWA grantee, produces the annual Seattle Design Festival. Photo courtesy of Design in Public.

General Operating Support Grant


To respond to evolving organizational needs brought on by the pandemic, our grant programs for FY22 will be changing. General Operating Support will open as a recovery program. Check back soon for updated grant program information and/or sign up for our newsletter on our homepage for updates.


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


This grant offers general operating support to arts organizations. Their primary focus must be to present, perform, preserve, teach (in a community setting), cultivate proficiency, and/or facilitate knowledge sharing in the arts. These grants help cover an organization’s regular operating expenses so they may dedicate more time to programming that benefits the public. For complete information, please review the grant program guidelines when they are available.

Grant requests up to $5,000. Matching funds are required.

Eligible organizations:

  • Nonprofit arts organizations
  • Fiscally sponsored groups and organizations
  • Local Arts Agencies (see details in guidelines and below in Local Arts Agency – Definition)
Application Information

Apply Online Via Zoomgrants

The Zoomgrants application process is simple and easy to use. If you do not have a profile on ZoomGrants, you may go in anytime and create your profile. Open grant programs will populate in your profile as they become available. Please use the following browsers: Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. We do not recommend using Internet Explorer.

Contact Us

Miguel Guillén, Program Manager: miguel.guillen@arts.wa.gov, 360-586-0424

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