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Grants to Washington Nonprofits to Provide Arts Programming to Local Low-Income Youth

Art Grant Program


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Funding Source
Pierce County Arts Commission
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Geographic Focus
USA: Washington: Pierce County, outside the city limits of Tacoma

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/22/24 3:00 PM PST Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $5,000 to Washington nonprofit organizations to provide arts programs and activities to lower-income youth in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support arts education, programming, and experiences in areas with limited arts and cultural services. Eligible projects benefit youth who reside in Pierce County but outside the city limits of Tacoma.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Applicant must be a tax-exempt organization incorporated as a Washington State non-profit corporation under Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) determination.
- Physically located in Pierce County with programs serving unincorporated areas of Pierce County.

Pierce County Art Grants cannot support:
- Capital improvements, purchase real property, or support administrative costs not directly associated with the project.
- Costs incurred prior to the effective date of the contract.
- Events intended as fundraisers for any organization or person(s); events not commonly recognized as general public event; events expressing or advocating an opinion, position or viewpoint on matters of political or religious issues.
- Performance events for which an admission fee is charged.
- Services before they occur. Funds will be disbursed when the project is completed and the required final reports have been submitted and accepted.
- Food, alcohol, ticket subsidies, or transportation.
- Paying students for artistic services.
- Funding scholarships.
- Discrimination of any kind. Pierce County is committed to a policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Virtual Application Workshop (recommended): December 13, 2024, 3:00 p.m.

Pre-Application Information
- Virtual Application Workshop (recommended): December 13, 2024, 3:00 p.m.
- Preliminary Application Feedback Deadline (optional): January 10, 2024
- Application Deadline: January 22, 2024, 3:00 p.m.
- Notification of Funding Decision: March 1, 2024
- Contracting Process with Funded Artists: March-May 2024
- Grant reports and invoicing submitted within 30 days after project completion. If project runs full length of year, invoice and reporting due no later than December 11, 2024.
- Project Must be Completed: December 31, 2024

If you submit your 2024 Art Grant Application by January 10th, you have an option to discuss your application with a Pierce County Economic Development Staff.

Funding is on a reimbursable basis.

Estimated Size of Grant
Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.

Term of Contract
Project must occur between January 1 and December 31, 2024. All projects must be completed by December 31, 2024.

Contact Information
To apply online:

To submit applications via email, send to:

To submit applications via mail or in person*:
Pierce County Arts Commission
c/o Pierce County Economic Development Department
950 Pacific Avenue, Suite 525
Tacoma, WA 98402

*Please schedule an appointment via email for in person drop off.

If you need assistance filling out the application form call (253) 798-7365 Mon-Wed or email

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