Grants - Level A

Project Support Program

  • Merc Playhouse - Twisp
    Merc Playhouse - Twisp

Application Deadline: March 12, 2018 (CLOSED)

Grants range from $1,000 to $2,500

Project dates: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019

Applications are accepted via the ZoomGrants system. Level A is closed until the next funding cycle opens in February 2019. You may create a profile in advance of the next cycle by clicking on the link above. We recommend that you bookmark the ZoomGrants site and safely store your password.

FY19 Full Guidelines

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.

Nonprofit Arts Organizations
Nonprofit Arts Organizations with state nonprofit incorporation status and a current state nonprofit annual report filing are eligible to apply.

Non-Arts-Specific Organizations
A nonprofit organization or local governing body (city, county, district) that does not have a mission that includes the arts, but seeks funding for an arts project serving public audiences, may apply for a Project Support grant in funding Level A. These can include community service organizations, cultural associations, civic organizations, libraries, tribal governments, or local governments, regardless of their budget size.

Fiscally Sponsored Groups and Organizations
Small arts groups and organizations that do not have nonprofit status and are composed of three or more persons, with a minimum of a one year history of on-going arts programming produced together, may apply in Level A using a fiscal sponsor.

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

An informational webinar was held on February 15, 2018. Click here and scroll down page to access recording.

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

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