Grants - Level A

Project Support Program

  • Merc Playhouse - Twisp
    Merc Playhouse - Twisp

FY20 Applications are now closed. 

Application Deadline: 5pm March 11, 2019
Grants range from $1,000 to $2,500

Project dates: July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020

The Project Support Program, Level A, provides funding to nonprofit arts organizations, arts groups, community service groups, nonprofit organizations, tribal or local governments that seek to produce arts programming for public audiences in Washington State.

Arts organizations with annual operating budgets under $200,000, OR organizations that are not arts specific (regardless of their budget size) may apply in Level A.

All applicants must document a minimum one-year history of arts and/or relevant programming produced as an organization or group. Project Support grants require 1:1 matching funds by the applicant. Funded projects must be accessible to the public.

Eligible Organizations

  • Nonprofit arts organizations with annual operating budgets up to $200,000
  • Nonprofit organizations that are not arts-specific but seek funding for an arts project
  • Fiscally sponsored groups
  • Local or Tribal Governments
  • Community service organizations, cultural associations, civic organizations, and libraries

Small groups and organizations that are producing projects with an intentional focus on expanding arts participation by under-served communities and in under-resourced regions are encouraged to review the guidelines for Snap Grants, a new ArtsWA program.


Project Support Guidelines

Project Support Review Criteria with Examples

Guidelines for working with a Fiscal Sponsor

What we do and don't fund

Work Sample Guidelines


On February 14 2019, we held a FY20 Grant Application Webinar. To access the recording, click here. The Webinar covers key components of the application guidelines, the review criteria, and the application process, along with how to access and use the ZoomGrants system.

Final Reports

All Grants to Organizations grants require a final report. The deadline for FY19 grants is July 31, 2019. Please read more about the final report requirements here.

For assistance:

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

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