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


To respond to evolving organizational needs brought on by the pandemic, our grant programs for FY22 will be changing. Check back soon for updated grant program information and/or sign up for our newsletter on our homepage for updates. Also see below, in the individual program description, for some preliminary information.


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.


ArtsWA grants support the work of arts organizations across Washington State. Our grant programs focus on meeting our funding goals:

  • 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

Art Project Support will be on hold until 2022
so we may devote 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

General Operating Support will open in 2021 as a
recovery program during the pandemic.

Check back for details

Eligible organizations:

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

Program will open again in 2021 as
a recovery program.

Check back for details.

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: miguel.guillen@arts.wa.gov, 360-586-0424

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