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Application for 2020 Arts Projects Funding Now Available

Application for 2020 Arts Projects Funding Now Available


Sept. 12, 2019


Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152
Maria Lee, Media and Communications, maria.lee@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2054

Application for 2020 Arts Projects Funding Now Available

---Free Workshop Regarding Application and Funding Process on Oct. 3---

The City of Tacoma is now accepting Arts Projects funding applications from eligible organizations producing publicly accessible arts programming within Tacoma city limits in 2020. Applicants can apply for a flat amount of either $3,000 or $6,000 for their project. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 4, 2019. 

Past funding has supported a variety of projects including, but not limited to, arts components of community festivals; arts workshops or demonstrations; dance, theater, and music performances and workshops; film festivals; arts-focused community engagement events; youth-focused arts programming; arts-focused cultural and historical events; visual art exhibits; and literary events. Funded events must take place between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2020.

Eligibility extends to private non-profit agencies with a 501(c) designation, organized groups of community volunteers, educational institutions or for-profit businesses wishing to produce not-for-profit arts functions, and federally-recognized tribes or Native non-profits. Applicants are required to have offices within Tacoma or, if they have no offices, a majority of their 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. The number of projects funded will be based on the availability of funds and review of each application as measured against the evaluation criteria detailed in the guidelines.

More details, including access to the online application form, are available at cityoftacoma.org/artsopps. Application guidelines are also available by calling (253) 591-5191 or emailing nstrom-avila@cityoftacoma.org.

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. 3, 2019, from 5:30 – 7 p.m., in the Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market St., 2nd floor, Room 243).