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

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 below.

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

Program is closed for 2020.
General Operating Support will open again in 2021.
Check back for details.

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:, 360-586-0424