girls dancing in costume
Dancers prepare for a video shoot as part of Tieton Arts & Humanities' 2020 Día de los Muertos exhibition. Photo courtesy of Paul Christian Gordon. October 2020.

ReStart Washington Grant

About this grant

ArtsWA is pleased to offer operating support for arts nonprofits (501c3) and fiscally sponsored arts organizations recovering from economic harm caused by COVID-19 pandemic. Recipients may use funds for expenses incurred from March 3, 2021 through June 30, 2022. Incurred expenses cannot be previously covered by CARES or ARPA relief and recovery funding. Ongoing expenses (rent, utilities, etc.) are eligible if they have not been previously or already covered by CARES or ARPA relief funding. Grants are open to arts organizations of all sizes. The grants are intended to stabilize operations, stimulate hiring and rehiring, and relaunch public programs.

The ReStart Washington grant application cycle will open on October 1, 2021 and close on November 15, 2021.

This grant program is made possible by funding from the State of Washington and the United States Treasury.

Funding amounts

  • Organizations may request up to $7,000
  • Requests may not exceed more than 80% of income loss between 2019 & 2020. Income totals reported may be adjusted to remove relief funding received (PPP, CARES, etc.) for the purposes of this grant
  • No funding match required

Important dates

  • Application Deadline: Applications are accepted until November 15, 2021, 11:59 p.m.
  • Notification of Grant Award: by December 16, 2021
  • Funds Available: After expenses are incurred and/or documentation provided
  • Final Report Due: July 31, 2022

Application Information

The ReStart Washington grant application cycle will open on October 1, 2021 and close on November 15, 2021.

Apply Online Via ZoomGrants

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

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