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. Beginning with the next funding cycle, ArtsWA is excited to launch a new suite of grants. Our new grant programs focus on organizational needs and the intent of the request for support.

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.

Organizations may apply to ONE grant program per fiscal year.

Program opens
March 30, 2020
Deadline: May 18, 2020

Guidelines available soon

Eligible organizations:

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

Program opens
January 6, 2020
Deadline: February 24, 2020

Eligible organizations:

  • Art Service Organization grants support regional and statewide arts service organizations.

Rolling applications:
July 1 – December 31
December 31, 2020

Eligible organizations:

  • These grants support small groups and organizations with operating budgets up to $25,000.

Informational Webinar

Informational Webinar

We will be holding three separate webinars for applicants who are interested in learning more about this year’s new Grants to Organizations funding programs.

Art Project Support Grant – Wednesday, February 5 @ 3pm

Arts Service Organizations Grant – Thursday, February 6 @ 10am

General Operating Support Grant – Friday, February 7 @ 10am

The Webinars will cover:

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

To register, please click on this link and complete the survey. We will email the connection instructions to all registered individuals a few days prior to the webinars.

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