ArtsWA grants help communities nurture and grow the arts. These communities are located in rural and urban areas throughout the state. Our grants focus on cultural equity and the creative economy. Our goal is to serve diverse populations. State and federal funds support our grants.
- Arts In Education grants invest in community-based partnerships in early learning and K-12 learning communities. Our grants strengthen arts education as part of PreK-12 basic education.
- Grants to Organizations expand arts participation in Washington communities. We seek to ensure that all people have access to the arts.
- The COVID Safety Support for Large Organizations grant opens November 8. This grant offers one-time grants to large arts, culture, heritage, or science non-profit organizations in Washington State. Eligible applicants must have costs associated with COVID-19 testing and safety monitoring required by either state and local governments, union contracts, or both. All eligible applicants will have reported annual gross receipts of greater than $5,000,000 in calendar year 2019.
- $70 million was appropriated by the legislature for Working Washington Grants: Round 5. This grant is now closed.
National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) is a grantee of our FY22 Grants to Organizations Pandemic Relief program. This trailer gives a broad overview of the 234 official selections that were showcased at the 14th National Film Festival for Talented Youth. This festival took place from October 23 to November 1, 2020. Founded in 2007, NFFTY’s mission is to advance and connect talented young filmmakers worldwide. In addition to their annual film festival, NFFTY leads workshops and hosts resources for emerging filmmakers.
Learn more about NFFTY at: www.nffty.org