About this grant
ArtsWA is pleased to offer art project support to groups and organizations that seek to provide arts programming to their community as members emerge from the social isolation of the pandemic.
This grant is open to non-profit and fiscally sponsored arts groups and arts organizations, local or tribal governments, non-profit organizations that do not have an arts mission, community service groups, cultural organizations, civic organizations, and libraries.
Projects produced as one-time, occasional, or annual events are eligible for funding. Organizations that produce multiple public programs can request support for a specific arts public program including professional development (workshop, conference, residency, etc.) Projects that bring arts experiences to the community quickly and safely, engage youth, seniors, and people living with disabilities, and offer opportunities for community members to teach art skills and lead public workshops, are of special interest.
FY23 ReVive Washington grants support project dates between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. Funded projects must be accessible to the public and take place in Washington State.
- Grants up to $5,000
- No funding match required
- Application Opens: February 10, 2022
- Application Deadline: Submissions will be accepted until March 24, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
- Notification of Grant Award: May 10, 2022
- Funds will be Distributed: Starting July 1, 2022
- Final Report Due: July 31, 2023
- Applicants must be one of the following:
- An organization with current state corporate nonprofit status and current federal tax-exempt determination under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- A group that is fiscally sponsored by an organization with arts, culture, and/or heritage in their mission statement and has current state and federal nonprofit 501c3 status.
- Local Arts Agency officially designated by a local government to deliver art services to the public on behalf of the local government.
- Tribal Government
- All eligible organizations must have produced, as the applicant organization, a minimum of two similar and/or relevant past arts events
- All eligible organizations must have at least three or more members with essential job duties, titles, and a group name.
- Arts organizations, fiscally sponsored groups, non-profit organizations that do not have an arts mission, community service groups, cultural organizations, civic organizations, local and tribal governments, and libraries are all invited to apply.
Who is Not Eligible to Apply?
- For-profit organizations
- Political or advocacy organizations
Screening for Eligibility
- ArtsWA Staff screen applications to ensure eligibility requirements are met.
Evaluation and Application Scoring Panel
- A panel of arts professionals, ArtsWA commissioners, and staff review applications alongside other applications in the same category.
Panel Recommendations and Board Approval
- The panel scores applications online and in person (if possible, during the pandemic) and makes funding recommendations.
- Recommendations go to the ArtsWA Board of Commissioners for approval.
Notification of Award
Once approved by the board, notifications will be sent to applicants.
Review Criteria are standards used to score applications. Strong applications will demonstrate strengths in:
Value (40 points)
Provides opportunity for community to participate in the arts; provides arts experiences and creative activities that are safe and offer relief from social isolation during the pandemic.
Public Benefit (30 points)
Project offers significant public access through strategic and meaningful outreach and project delivery including outreach to underserved* populations, accessibility for people with disabilities, and to populations representative of cultures experiencing significant social inequities especially during the pandemic.
*”Underserved” means populations whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, historical exclusion, and marginalization due to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, economics, disability, or other social or institutionally imposed barriers.
Management (30 points)
Project proposal describes capacity to deliver project effectively; reflects relevant expertise (contracted or internal); includes a budget appropriate to project; includes minimum of two past similar and/or relevant events produced by applicant organization; will deliver one or more accessible public event(s) in Washington State.
- To apply, you will need your or your fiscal sponsor’s:
- Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number
- The federal government is currently transitioning from using DUNS numbers (the Data Universal Number System) to identify organizations, to using a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) available through SAM.gov. The UEI is a 12-digit alphanumeric identifier that will replace the use of DUNS numbers after April 4, 2022. See information below for how to find your UEI.
- Statewide Vendor (SWV) number
- Click here to apply for an SWV number if you do not already have one.
- IRS Determination Letter
- Does not apply to Local or Tribal Governments
- Your organization’s last completed-year, board-approved, operating budget
- If you are applying with a fiscal sponsor, you will also need your fiscal sponsor’s last completed-year, board approved, operating budget showing annual cash income.
- Your project’s budget
- Work Sample: Minimum of 1 work sample to a maximum of 10 samples to support your project proposal.
- You may upload images, video, audio or other documents in any combination – but no more than 10 work samples will be reviewed by panelists. Your video and audio samples should be no longer than 3 minutes.
- Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number
Click here to see our Work Sample Guidelines
The federal government is currently transitioning from using DUNS numbers (the Data Universal Number System) to identify organizations, to using a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) available through SAM.gov. The UEI is a 12-digit alphanumeric identifier that will replace the use of DUNS numbers after April 4, 2022.
There are three categories that organizations are currently in. You can click the statement below that applies to you for a step-by-step guide with pictures to walk you through the process:
- Your entity has a DUNS number and is registered in SAM.gov: You’ve recently been assigned a Unique Entity ID (SAM). To view your UEI registration record in gov, log in to your registration and follow the steps outlined in this guide. After April 4th, your DUNS number will no longer be recognized.
- Your entity has a DUNS number and is not registered in SAM.gov: If you are not currently registered at SAM.gov, it’s time to register for a Unique Entity ID (SAM). To register for a UEI (SAM), you will first need to set up a gov account for your organization. Create an account or look up an existing account here. To complete the UEI (SAM) record registration follow the steps outlined in the Guide to Getting a Unique Entity ID linked here.
- Your entity does not have a DUNS number: To register for a UEI (SAM), you will first need to set up a gov account for your organization. Create an account or look up an existing account here. To complete the UEI (SAM) record registration follow the steps outlined in the Guide to Getting a Unique Entity ID linked here.
UEI registration is always FREE; do not pay for any registration services that appear to be associated with UEI (SAM.gov).
- ReVive Washington Guidelines
- Full Application PDF: ReStart Washington – for drafting purposes only
- Operating Budget Template
- Fiscal Sponsorship Guidelines
- Allowable Expenses
- Work Sample Guidelines
- Getting your SWV number
- Navigating ZoomGrants, ArtsWA’s grant platform
- Application Video
- Getting your Unique Entity ID:
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted through our online grant platform, Zoom Grants. Applications are accepted until 5:00pm on the final deadline date. Click here to watch a video about how to apply.