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Totem Star performance featuring Saturn. Photo by Sabrina Hounshell, 2018.

ReNew Washington Grant

About this grant

Diverse arts and culture organizations make a stronger and more resilient arts economy. In partnership with Shunpike, ArtsWA is offering ReNew Washington grants. These grants fund groups wishing to start new organizations, or to strengthen organizations created in the last three years.

Grants support small projects that increase capacity-building for the organization. Of special interest are new organizations that focus on the work of communities not fully or authentically represented in their region. We encourage new organizations that focus on communities impacted by historic and structural inequity to apply.

These grants will:

  • Help grow and diversify arts and culture organizations regionally
  • Inspire economic independence in underserved communities through arts & culture, and
  • Stimulate job growth and create new career paths

Additional information:

  • FY23 ReNew Washington grants support project dates between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.
  • Groups must have produced a minimum of one project in the past three years.
  • Funded projects must be accessible to the public and take place in Washington State.

Partnership with Shunpike:

ArtsWA is pleased to partner with Shunpike for the ReNew WA grant. Groups that are not yet fiscally sponsored can apply for fiscal sponsorship with Shunpike within the ReNew WA application.

Groups that apply for fiscal sponsorship within the ReNew WA grant application must watch the recording of this info session on fiscal sponsorship with Shunpike before applying: Click here to watch the recording

Groups that are awarded a ReNew grant and gain fiscal sponsorship under Shunpike must attend a 90-minute on-boarding session on June 22 at 5:00 p.m.

Please read Shunpike’s Applying for Fiscal Sponsorship document if you are seeking fiscal sponsorship. This document includes important information about fiscal sponsorship, including how you will get paid. As a reminder, you must have either 501c3 status or fiscal sponsorship to be eligible for the ReNew grant; we are not able to grant funds to unincorporated groups.


Funding Amounts

  • Grants up to $5,000
  • No funding match required

Important Dates

  • Application Opens: March 22, 2022
  • Application Deadline: Submissions will be accepted until May 3, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Notification of Grant Award: June 9, 2022
  • Required on-boarding for grantees who gain fiscal sponsorship with Shunpike: June 22 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Funds will be Distributed: Starting July 1, 2022
  • Final Report Due: July 31, 2023

Application Information

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through our online grant platform, Zoom Grants. Applications are accepted until 5:00 p.m. on the final deadline date.

Additional Information

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this grant, please contact:

Miguel Guillen, Program Manager, Grants to Organizations, 360-252-9970 or

Linnea Ingalls, Program Coordinator, Grants to Organizations, 360-252-9969 or

If you have any questions about applying for fiscal sponsorship through Shunpike, contact Casey Moser at