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Tacoma Creates Pre-Application Survey

About this Survey

Tacoma-based arts, culture, heritage and science organizations that provide public programming in Tacoma are invited to complete the Tacoma Creates Pre-Application Survey. This survey is intended to help the City of Tacoma’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality understand the field of organizations who may be eligible to apply for Tacoma Creates funding.  It will also help in planning appropriate Tacoma Creates funding programs and capacity building opportunities.


Only one person per organization should complete the survey.


Fill out the Survey

Visit https://tacomaarts.submittable.com/submit


Survey Deadline-May 20, 2019

Organizations are strongly encouraged to complete the survey by Monday, May 20, 2019 in order to help build the most informed funding programs possible. Surveys will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis after this date. All organizations that intend to apply for Tacoma Creates funding will be required to complete this survey first. 


About Tacoma Creates

Tacoma Creates is a voter-approved initiative to increase access to arts, culture, heritage, and science experiences throughout Tacoma by reducing barriers to access and expanding offerings, particularly for underserved youth. Tacoma Creates was established to expand equity and access to Tacoma’s arts, culture, science and heritage programs. Examples of public benefits include:

  • Increased opportunities for children and youth through before and after school, and summer programs

  • Financial and technical support for community programs, events, and activities

  • Free and reduced-price tickets, admission, and memberships to arts, culture, heritage, and science experiences, with a focus on lower income families and public school students

Tacoma Creates Eligibility

Under state law, eligibility for Tacoma Creates funding extends to any 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural organization in Tacoma, whose primary purpose is the advancement and preservation of science or technology, the visual or performing arts, zoology, botany, anthropology, heritage, or natural history. These organizations must also have at least a two-year track record of directly providing programming or experiences available to the general public. Programs and projects can be fiscally sponsored by eligible organizations. 

Excluded from eligibility is any agency of the state or any of its political subdivisions; any municipal corporation; any organization that raises funds for redistribution to multiple cultural organizations; and any radio or television broadcasting network or station, cable communications system, internet-based communications venture or service, newspaper, or magazine. 



Email contact@tacomacreates.com.


Public Art Opportunity – Port of Tacoma Centennial Artwork

View of Port of Tacoma from Fireman's ParkApplication Deadline

April 29, 2019, 11:59 PM



$90,000, all-inclusive


Call to Artists

Download the Call to Artists PDF



Artists living in Washington State, Oregon, or California. View the Call to Artists for complete eligibility, selection criteria, and background



The City of Tacoma, in partnership with the Port of Tacoma, is seeking an artist or artist team to create an iconic Centennial artwork for the Port. The artwork should celebrate and tell the story of the Port, and be informed by the Port’s rich history as a regional economic engine and international connector. The artwork will be located at Fireman’s Park in downtown Tacoma, WA (801 A Street).


To Apply

Visit https://tacomaarts.submittable.com/submit



For additional information, please contact Rebecca Solverson at (253) 591-5564 or via email.

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Naomi Strom-Avila

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