Applications for 2016 Arts Projects Funding Now Available

21 Sep
Puget Sound Revels presents Abbots Bromliad. Photo provided by Puget Sound Revels.

Puget Sound Revels presents Abbots Bromliad. Photo provided by Puget Sound Revels.

The City of Tacoma is now accepting Arts Projects funding applications from eligible organizations producing publicly accessible arts programming within Tacoma city limits in 2016. Arts Projects funding ranges from $1,000 to $5,000, and supports community projects that focus on the arts. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Oct. 30, 2015.

Washington State Historical Society presents In the Spirit: Northwest Native Arts Market and Festival. Photo provided by Washington State Historical Society.

Washington State Historical Society presents In the Spirit: Northwest Native Arts Market and Festival. Photo provided by Washington State Historical Society.

Past funding has supported a variety of projects including, but not limited to, arts components of neighborhood festivals; arts workshops or demonstrations; dance, theater, and music performances; youth-focused arts programming; arts-focused cultural and historical events; visual art exhibits; and literary events. Funded events must take place between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016.

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.

Children's Museum of Tacoma presents a wire workshop for families. Photo provided by Children's Museum of Tacoma.

Children’s Museum of Tacoma presents a wire workshop for families. Photo provided by Children’s Museum of Tacoma.

Organizations interested in applying for Arts Projects funding can find out about past funded projects and download the guidelines and application form at cityoftacoma.org/funding.

Applicants are encouraged to attend a free workshop, which explains and addresses questions about the application and funding process. The workshop will be held Oct. 9, 2015, from noon – 1:30 p.m., in Tacoma Municipal Building North, 728 St. Helens, Room 16.

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One Response to “Applications for 2016 Arts Projects Funding Now Available”

  1. spaceworkstacoma September 21, 2015 at 12:21 pm #

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