dance troupe
Whim W'Him dancer Ashley Green and company dancers performing excerpts from Olivier Wevers' "The Way It Is" during a free pop-up appearance at Myrtle Edwards Park in Seattle, WA. Photo by Stefano Altamura. August 2020.

About our Grants

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.

Grant Programs
  • 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.

Jack Straw Cultural Center Artist Support Program
ArtsWA grantee, Jack Straw Cultural Center, produced the Alice Gosti Performance "How to be a Partisan." Photo courtesy of Jack Straw Cultural Center.

Grants Spotlight

NFFTY

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

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