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The Arts Participation Innovations (API) Grants

Grants for Participatory Arts Projects in Washington

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The Washington State Arts Commission (WSAC)

Deadline Date:

04/16/12 12:00 PM


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Non-profit arts organizations located in selected areas of the State of Washington are eligible to apply for grants for programs and projects that enhance arts participation. The Commission seeks to promote those projects that are both innovative and creative in nature as well as those that evoke public interest.

The API grants will fund projects that strategically address one or more of the following four challenges to participation in the arts:
• Engaging teens and young adults.
• Diversifying audiences from specific ethnic communities.
• Integrating communications and marketing techniques (multi-channel marketing including electronic communications).
• New opportunities for social engagement (or social connections) that build trust and help people feel welcome.

Examples of project ideas include the following:
• Testing mobile technology applications to engage audiences, e.g. for education before the event, for blogging during the event, and/or for surveying after the event.
• Measuring participant responses to arts presentations in order to determine new curatorial content.
• Initiating a project to engage a specific ethnic community in planning artistic programs.
• Engaging young adult participants in a new event series that combines learning about the art form and social interaction.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 128228

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $30,000

Term of Contract:

Projects must take place between June 1 and December 31, 2012.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must be located in King or Pierce County. Preference may be given to Seattle projects, as this is the Leadership Initiative’s primary geographic area.

Pre-Application Information:

Guidelines and the application form are also available at

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mayumi Tsutakawa
Program Manager
Phone: 360.586.0424

Grant Coverage Areas:

King or Pierce Counties

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington