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Upcoming ArtsWA Grant Opportunities

Coming soon - guidelines and grant application instructions

Arts in Education

Coming soon - guidelines and grant application instructions at

Partnership Grant

Funding amount is between $8,000- $15,000

  • Application Opens: February 25, 2021
  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

This one-year grant will support Arts in Education partnerships between a non-profit organization, a K-12 school, school district or tribal agency that work to increase K-12 student access to arts learning through pandemic recovery efforts and beyond. The Partnership grant is open to new and continuing arts education partnerships and both in school and out of school K-12 arts in education programming.

Creative Start Grant

Funding amount for Single Site: $5,000-$10,000

Funding amount for Regional (multi-site): $10,000- $25,000

  • Application Opens: March 4, 2021
  • Applications Deadline: April 8, 2021

This grant seeks to close the opportunity gap for early learners (Pre-K to Grade 3) by supporting site-based and regional (multi-site) innovation in arts integration methods. Creative Start grants support teacher growth and leadership as well as collaboration with families, arts organizations, and teaching artists. Program outcomes include creative, academic, and social growth for young learners and creative and professional growth for early learning educators.


Pandemic Relief grants to small organizations

Funding amount up to $3,000

  • Rolling application period February 1 - April 30, 2021
  • Funds must be expended by June 30, 2021

ArtsWA is pleased to offer general operating support to small non-profit and fiscally sponsored arts groups and organizations. Funding will support daily operations, planning, and creative production, during the pandemic. Organizations and fiscally sponsored arts and cultural groups with a budget of $50,000 or less can request funding up to $3,000 during our rolling application period between February 1st and April 30th.

Recovery Grants for Fiscal Year 2022 coming soon

This program will focus on operational support and pandemic related recovery and reopening.

*Applying for a grant? Plan ahead!

During these difficult times, we know you need your money yesterday! To expedite grant payments, we highly recommend you apply for an SWV number and have that ready should you receive a grant.

Washington's Statewide Vendor (SWV) number allows the state of Washington to pay you—whether you are a business or individual contractor or grant recipient. To help you receive your funds quickly (should you get a grant), apply for an SWV number ahead of time—more information on getting your SWV number. If you have received payment from the State in the past, you likely already have an SWV number. You can check on your SWV number status by using the vendor number lookup or contacting  

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