Online Application Deadline: January 23, 2017, 11:59 PM
Award Amounts: $2,500 each
The City of Tacoma is now accepting Tacoma Artists Initiative Program (TAIP) funding applications from eligible Tacoma artists who wish to create new artwork in any discipline and present that work through a free public component.
TAIP Guidelines and Application Instructions
Download the full TAIP guidelines and application instructions.
About TAIP Funding
The TAIP was established in 1999 to encourage the contributions made by individual artists within the City of Tacoma. The goal of the program is to recognize high quality talent of the artists in our community and assist them in generating new work and presenting that work to the community through a free public component.
Artists working in all disciplines including literary, performing, new media, and visual arts are encouraged to apply. Cross-disciplinary approaches are also encouraged. Only one application per artist will be accepted.
The Tacoma Arts Commission has allocated $40,000 for TAIP funding, and each selected artist will be awarded $2,500. Funding for TAIP is determined through a competitive application process. A panel comprised of Tacoma Arts Commission members, community members and past TAIP awardees will review applications and make funding recommendations. Those recommendations will go to the Tacoma Arts Commission for approval. All projects selected for TAIP funding must be completed by December 31, 2018.
To be eligible for TAIP funding, applicant must:
- Be a resident of the City of Tacoma
- Be a practicing artist, dedicated to producing artwork on a regular basis
- Be 18 years old or older
- NOT have received a TAIP award in the past two cycles (2013-2016)
- NOT be a member of the TAIP selection panel
- NOT be a full time undergraduate or graduate student in an arts-related degree program
- NOT be a current Tacoma Arts Commission member, City Council member, or City of Tacoma employee
Applicants are encouraged to attend a free workshop which explains and addresses questions about the application and funding process on December 15, 2016, from 5:30-7 PM, in the Tacoma Municipal Building North, 728 St. Helens Avenue, Room 16.
Download the 2017-18 Tacoma Artists Initiative Program Guidelines and Application Instructions (PDF) for complete information on the funding program and how to apply.
Access the online application and apply now.
Download the 2017-18 TAIP Project Budget Page only (PDF).
Have questions about how to fill out the budget? Take a look at this example budget sheet.
Contact Naomi Strom-Avila at (253) 591-5191 or by email.