Teaching artist Saeed Abbas
Photo by Joel Askey.

Professional Development Grants

Grant maximum $500. Matching funds from the applicant are required.

Professional Development Support (PDS) mini-grants help arts educators attend conferences and trainings.

Eligibility Requirement: Applicants must be associated with one of our Arts in Education programs to be eligible. Applicants can be key partners of Community Consortia or First Step Grants. They can also be currently included on the ArtsWA Roster of Teaching Artists.

PDS grants can cover up to half of the cost of attending a training or conference, up to a maximum of $500. A cash match is required. The grant can cover the following expenses:

  • Registration fees
  • Travel
  • Lodging
  • Materials fees
  • Other costs related to training.

Complete details and funding criteria are outlined in the PDS guidelines. To obtain the guidelines and apply for funding, please contact:

Lisa Jaret, Program Manager: lisa.jaret@arts.wa.gov, 360-586-2418

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