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 this funding cycle, ArtsWA is excited to launch a new suite of grants. Our new grant programs focus on meeting ArtsWA’s funding goals:

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

You can find complete application guidelines on our grants below.

Organizations may apply to ONE Grants to Organizations funding program per fiscal year.

Program is closed for 2020:
Art Project Support will be on hold in 2021
so we may devote
more funds to
Operating Support during the pandemic.

Eligible Organizations:

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

Program is closed for 2020:
Program will open again in 2021
Check back for details

Eligible organizations:

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

Program is closed for 2020:
Program will open again in 2021
Check back for specifics.

Eligible organizations:

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

The Snap Grants program is on hold for the foreseeable future.

Eligible organizations:

  • Small groups and organizations with operating budgets up to $25,000.
Contact us

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

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