Application deadline for 2014 Arts Projects funding this Friday

3 Dec
West African Drums in Old Town Park, part of the Classical Tuesdays in Old Town concert line-up. Photo by Jim Robbins.

West African Drums in Old Town Park, part of the Classical Tuesdays in Old Town concert line-up. Photo by Jim Robbins.

Will your organization or group be producing publicly accessible arts programming within Tacoma city limits in 2014? If so, you might want to take a look at our Arts Projects funding program. Arts Projects funding ranges from $1,000 to $5,000, and supports community projects that focus on the arts.

Applications are due this Friday, December 6 no later than 5 pm!

Past funding has supported a variety of projects including, but not limited to, arts components of festivals; arts workshops; dance, theater, and music performances; youth-focused arts programming; arts-focused cultural and historical events; exhibits; and literary events. Funded events must take place between Jan. 20, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2014.

Eligibility extends to private non-profit agencies with a 501(c) designation; organized groups of community volunteers, such as a business district or neighborhood council with an advisory body, business license and organizational bank account; and educational institutions or for-profit businesses wishing to produce not-for-profit arts functions. Applicants are required to have offices within Tacoma or, if they have no office, a majority of the applicant’s activities must take place within Tacoma city limits. Other eligibility requirements apply. See guidelines for complete terms.

Funding for Arts Projects is determined through a competitive application process. Actual contract amounts will be based upon availability of funds and the review of each application as measured against evaluation criteria detailed in the guidelines.


Check out the Arts Projects guidelines and application form

NOTE: We are aware of a calculating error some people are receiving on the application form. The problem arises when filling out the ‘Arts Projects Funding Requested’ line on the first page of the application form (page 9 of the PDF). If a dollar amount is entered with a comma (e.g. 3,000), it will show up on the budget page (page 10 of the PDF) as a decimal number (e.g. entering ‘3,000’ on page 9 will appear as ‘3’ on page 10). If you receive this error, go back to page 9 and enter the amount requested with no comma (e.g. 3000 vs. 3,000). It will then show up on the budget page as the correct number.

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