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Programming to Local Low-Income Youth

Art Grant Program

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Pierce County Arts Commission

Deadline Date:

02/09/22 4:00 PM


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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 or to areas of Pierce County which are under-served by arts and cultural activities.

Projects are to be in one of the following categories:

  • Student musical instruments
  • Performance arts
  • Other art disciplines

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148920

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Project must occur between January 1 and December 31, 2022. All projects are to be completed by December 31, 2022. Funding in a given fiscal year does not guarantee funding in subsequent years.

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 and located in Pierce County.

The Arts Commission funds may not be used to:
• Fund capital improvements, purchase real property, or support administrative costs not directly associated with the project.
• Cover costs incurred prior to the effective date of the contract.
• Fund events intended as fundraisers for any organization or person.
• Fund performance art events for which an admission fee is charged.
• Pay for services before they occur. Funds will be disbursed when the project is completed and the required final reports have been submitted and accepted.
• Pay for food or alcohol served at a private or community event.
• Pay students for artistic services.
• Fund scholarships.
• Ticket subsidies or for any transportation costs.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are available December 3, 2021 and due no later than 4:00 pm on February 9, 2022.

Funding is on a reimbursable basis.

Contact Information:

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

Applications may be mailed or delivered to the Economic Development office.
Pierce County Arts Commission
c/o Pierce County Economic Development Dept
950 Pacific Ave, Ste 525
Tacoma, WA 98402

For more information or questions on this program, please contact the Economic Development office at (253) 798-6150.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington: Pierce County, outside the city limits of Tacoma

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