Short Run Comix Festival
The Short Run Comix & Arts Festival transcends the commercial comic-con and book expo models by emphasizing local and collaborative creative experiences. Photo by Alida Bevirt.

Grants to Organizations

ArtsWA grants support the work of arts organizations across Washington State. We intend these grants to:

  • Support the day-to-day business operations of arts organizations
  • Support public programming in the arts
  • Support accessibility, diversity, inclusion, and equity in the arts
  • Support ArtsWA’s intentional efforts around social justice
  • Support and grow Washington State’s creative economy

You can find complete application guidelines on our grants below.

Program opens March 2020
Eligible Organizations:

  • Nonprofit arts organizations
  • Fiscally sponsored arts-groups and arts organizations
  • Local Arts Agencies
  • Non arts-specific organizations

Program opens March 2020
Eligible organizations:

  • Nonprofit arts organizations
  • Fiscally sponsored arts groups and organizations
  • Local Arts Agencies

Program opens January 2020
These grants support regional and statewide arts service organizations.

Rolling applications: July 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
These grants support small groups and organizations with a budget up to $25,000.

Informational Webinar

Informational Webinar

On February 14 2019, we held a FY20 Grant Application Webinar. The Webinar covers:

  • Key components of the application guidelines
  • The application process
  • Review criteria
  • How to access and use the ZoomGrants system

Final Reports

Final Reports

Current project support grantees final report deadline | July 31, 2020

We require all Project Support Grantees to submit a final report about their project. Read more about the final report requirements on our Manage Your Grant page.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the Grants to Organization program, please contact:

Miguel Guillén, Program Manager:, 360-586-0424