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Tacoma Creates Funded Organizations 2022-2023

58 Cultural Organizations Funded by Tacoma Creates for 2022-2023


June 6, 2022



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



58 Cultural Organizations Funded by Tacoma Creates for 2022-2023


TACOMA, Wash. – The Tacoma Creates Advisory Board (TCAB) has approved Tacoma Creates funding contracts for the 2022-2023 funding cycle totaling approximately $4.5 million, which will go to 58 non-profit organizations whose primary purpose is to advance or preserve arts, culture, heritage, and science. These organizations’ work includes a range of public programming for all ages, youth education programs, and a commitment to equitable and inclusive access for people throughout Tacoma. 

“This public funding supports such a wide range of programming across Tacoma,” said Tacoma Creates Advisory Board Chair Sheree Cooks. “From the smallest neighborhood-based organizations to our largest cultural institutions, Tacoma Creates-funded organizations are making a difference in our community. They are creating opportunities for local artists to develop work, bringing world-class performances and exhibitions to our community, increasing access and building community engagement.” 

“We are so pleased to see our local cultural organizations able to once again present thoughtful, engaging, and relevant in-person cultural events and classes, which is especially important right now for rebuilding social connections and cohesion,” said Tacoma Creates Program Manager Lisa Jaret. “The diversity of work that will be produced by these 58 different organizations is so impressive, and we’re excited about the year ahead with more community festivals, more cultural presentations at Tacoma Public Library branches, and continued partnership programs with Tacoma Public Schools.” 

The 58 organizations that will receive 2022-23 Tacoma Creates funding are:

Alchemy Skateboarding
Asia Pacific Cultural Center
Barefoot Collective
Buffalo Soldiers Museum
Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation
Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Tacoma
Communities for a Healthy Bay
Cousin Collective
Destiny City Music Collective
Entertainment Resource Alliance 
Fablab Education
Foss Waterway Seaport
Gallucci Learning Garden
Hilltop Artists
Hilltop Business Association
Job Carr Cabin Museum
Latinx Unidos of the South Sound
LeMay -- America's Car Museum
Mi Centro 
Museum of Glass
Music and Heart in Wright Park
Northwest Sinfonietta
Orchestral Recital Series of Tacoma
Permaculture Lifestyle Institute
Puget Sound Revels
Rainbow Center
Spaceworks Tacoma
Symphony Tacoma
Tacoma Art Museum
Tacoma Arts Live
Tacoma Boat Builders
Tacoma City Association of Colored Women's Clubs
Tacoma City Ballet
Tacoma Concert Band
Tacoma Historical Society
Tacoma Light Trail
Tacoma Little Theatre and Drama League
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
Tacoma Ocean Fest
Tacoma Opera 
Tacoma Refugee Choir
Tacoma Sister Cities
Tacoma Tree Foundation
Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center
Tacoma Youth Symphony Association
Tahoma Indian Center
Ted Brown Music Outreach
The Grand Cinema
The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra
The Night Media Foundation
The Playground KiKi
Truth Movement Innertainment 
WayOut Kids
World Affairs Council of Tacoma

The Tacoma Creates 2022-2023 funding cycle covers programming that occurs between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

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 is embedded within the City of Tacoma’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality. 

For more information on Tacoma Creates, please visit tacomacreates.org