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Grants to Washington Nonprofits, Businesses, Groups, and Individuals in Eligible Areas for Arts Projects

Art Projects Grants


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Geographic Focus
USA: Washington: King County

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/23/23 5:00 PM PST Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 to Washington individuals, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, artist groups, and cooperatives in eligible locations for art projects that benefit public audiences. Funding is intended to create and share artwork that will strengthen the cultural fabric in local communities. In addition to helping artists develop their work, projects must offer accessible opportunities for the public. Eligible projects benefit King County.

4Culture values the right to express and experience culture individually and as a community. These grants offer financial support for the creation of art projects that offer some community access to art or the artmaking process. Access can be formal or informal and can include events such as readings, screenings, exhibitions, performances, workshops, discussions, festivals, activities, and more.

  • Your project may include: the development of new work, the interpretation of existing work, the presentation of new work or a collection of works, support for professional development such as workshops, conferences, and residencies, support for renting or purchasing consumable materials that further your project.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicants can apply for Art Projects as an individual or a group. Please note that you cannot apply in both categories—you must select one:
- Apply as an individual if you are the sole creator of a project, acting as a curator, or are leading other artists in the creation of your project. In this category, the panel will assess your contribution to the project and your work samples. If selected for an award, you must provide us with your Social Security Number—no fiscal sponsors may be used—to receive payment.
- Apply as a group if you represent a cooperative, non-profit organization, municipality, or business that creates art projects, or if you are a group of artists who have a history of working together, organized under a group name. In this category, the panel will assess your group’s contribution to your project and project-relevant work samples. You do not need to be a nonprofit, but you must provide an EIN (LLC, S-Corp, General Partnership, Nonprofit, etc.) when you apply—a Social Security Number will not be accepted. If you are awarded a grant, you may then request to reassign your contract to a fiscal sponsor (for example: Allied Arts Foundation or Fractured Atlas). The King County mailing address of the EIN must match the mailing address used on the W9 Form you submit for payment.

Applicants must meet these requirements in order to be considered for Art Projects grant funding:
- Individuals must be at least 18 years old and a resident of King County when they apply through completion of your project.
- Groups must be a King County organization with a core mission dedicated to the arts. If your group is not an arts organization, you must have a written agreement with an artist or arts group with whom you will collaborate.
- Applicants may submit only one (1) individual or one (1) group application per year.

In order to be eligible for Art Projects funding you must not:
- Represent or apply on behalf of a current recipient of 4Culture’s Arts Sustained Support program.
- Be an individual or group who received a grant through 4Culture’s Art Projects in 2022. These recipients may apply again in 2024.
- Be a member of an applicant group and also apply as an individual for a group-related project.
- Have an incomplete project and open Projects grant contract awarded in or prior to 2020.
- Have a current, open contract for 4Culture’s Sustained Support, Community 4Culture, or Creative Consultancy programs.
- Be a school, school district, or religious institution.
- Serve as a current staff, board, or Arts Advisory Committee member of 4Culture.
- Be a 2023 Art Projects selection panelist.

A project may not be fully produced or funded by a 4Culture Sustained Support organization, with a current, open contract—please make contact 4Culture if you plan to develop or present your proposed project in partnership with a Sustained Support organization. 4Culture does not fund tuition and cost-of-living expenses for matriculated students in any degree program, food, beverages, or fundraising expenses, permanent public art projects, including murals, general operating support, or capital construction projects.

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Pre-Application Information
The deadline for this grant is March 23, 2023 at 5:00 pm PST.

Most 4Culture grants take approximately three months from application deadline to when we announce our funding decisions. We will notify you about the status of your application on or before July 1, 2023.

If your project involves multiple disciplines—preservation, heritage, and/or the arts—you may be eligible to submit it for consideration under more than one 4Culture funding program. Please contact 4Culture to discuss your application if you think it may be eligible for other possible support from 4Culture.

Estimated Size of Grant
These competitive grants are offered in the fixed amounts of $2,000, $4,000, $6,000, $8,000, or $10,000.

Term of Contract
You may apply to fund the portions of a project that begin after July 1, 2023. The public benefit/project impact portion of your project must be completed by July 1, 2025.

Contact Information
Apply online:

Direct questions to:

Nina Yarbrough

Melissa Newbill

If you anticipate a barrier to your participation due to limited English writing ability, visual impairment, or would like to request assistance to access this application, please contact us at or 206-296-7580 or TTY 711.

101 Prefontaine Pl S
Seattle, WA 98104

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