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Lincoln Revitalization: Creative Community Engagement Workshop & Grants

Creative Community Engagement Workshop


Lincoln Workshop

Saturday, July 30, 2016, 10 AM-2 PM 

Location Change: Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Auditorium, 3629 S. D St., Tacoma, WA 98418 

RSVP to Asia Tail, atail@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5206


The Tacoma Arts Commission is hosting a workshop with artists Horatio Hung-Yan Law and Linda Wysong. Join us to learn more about community engagement and creative projects, see inspiring examples, take a neighborhood walk, meet possible collaborators, and participate in brainstorming sessions for your own project. This workshop is open to anyone, but is crucial for those applying for a Creative Community Engagement Grant. Lunch will be served! 

Can’t make the workshop?

Visit the Grant Office (750 S. 38th St.) within the Lincoln Office building during business hours on Monday, August 1 or Thursday, August 4 from 10 AM to 4 PM.


Creative Community Engagement Grants

$500, $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000 for creative projects

Applications are due Monday, August 15, 2016 by 4 PM


Following the workshop, the Arts Commission will be awarding grants to fund imaginative community engagement projects in the Lincoln District! Think big or small and apply for the funding level that best suits your project - $500, $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000. We are open to all kinds of creative and unusual collaborations. We welcome innovative and fun approaches that facilitate economic development, neighborhood identity, and community cohesion. Applicants are encouraged to also consider topics that illuminate and engage the Lincoln District’s diverse communities and address social justice, gentrification, and help create a sense of place. These temporary creative collaborations can last one day or for months, and must be open and accessible to all. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the workshop on July 30. Projects must be completed by December 31, 2018. 


Who is Eligible?

We welcome applications from any Tacoma resident with a creative idea, including neighborhood activists, teachers, creative professionals in the arts (visual artists, filmmakers, designers, performers, musicians, etc.), do-it-yourself entrepreneurs, storytellers, practitioners of folk art, outsider art, healing arts, culinary arts, martial arts, and gardening arts. Applicants can apply individually or team up with a community partner, such as a school, local business, neighborhood group, community organization/group, municipal agency, etc. Priority will be given to proposals that include community participation or collaboration. People who are members of historically disenfranchised racial, ethnic, cultural, and other identity groups are encouraged to apply. Besides funding, we have a great space in the center of the business district to use as a home base and committed mentors to help support projects. Let us know if you have an interesting idea but haven’t found a collaborating artist, community partner, or venue; we will work to connect you.



The Lincoln District is a diverse community rich with family owned businesses and a great spot to enjoy international cuisine, fresh produce, and specialty gifts. The district is centered at S. 38th and Yakima and bordered by beautiful Lincoln Park and historic Lincoln High School. Starting in fall 2016, the core of the business district will undergo street and sidewalk improvements, as part of the Lincoln Revitalization Project. The revitalization includes a large-scale permanent public artwork by Horatio Hung-Yan Law. For more information, visit: www.cityoftacoma.org/LincolnProject.   

To Apply

Fill out the online application



Download the prospectus and fill out the paper application. Once completed, return paper applications to the Lincoln Office (750 S. 38th St.) or the City of Tacoma Customer Service Center (747 Market St., 2nd floor). 


Applications must be submitted by 4 PM Monday, August 15, 2016.


Contact Rebecca Solverson, rebecca.solverson@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5564


Câu hỏi?

Cuộc gọi My Nguyen, mnguyen@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5174


2016 AMOCAT Arts Award Nominations

AMOCAT Arts AwardNomination Deadline

July 31, 2016, 11:59 PM


The Tacoma Arts Commission is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 AMOCAT Arts Awards. The AMOCAT Arts Awards recognize those in our community who provide distinctive contributions to the arts. The honorees work hard to support and build our community by innovating in artistic excellence.

The three award categories are:

  1. Community Outreach by an Individual - Community outreach, engagement and involvement in the arts in Tacoma by an individual
  2. Community Outreach by an Organization - Community outreach, engagement and involvement in the arts in Tacoma by an organization
  3. Arts Patron - A community partner who significantly supports or contributes to the arts in Tacoma

The Tacoma Arts Commission will review all nominations and select one finalist in each award category based on the breadth and depth of the nominee's community impact as well as the quality of the work being done by the nominee, not by the number of times the nominee has been nominated. 

Mayor Strickland will present the 2016 AMOCAT Arts Awards at the Tacoma Arts Month Opening Party on September 29.


How to Make a Nomination

Fill out the online nomination form.


Contact Naomi Strom-Avila at nstrom-avila@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5191.


2016 Tacoma Arts Month Activities

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Naomi Strom-Avila

(253) 591-5191