From a January 7, 2020, Snohomish County press release.
Snohomish County’s Arts Commission is currently accepting grant applications from public and nonprofit agencies for 2020 for funding projects that support the creative community involved in the arts and cultural enrichment. The Arts Commission has $24,000 available in grant funding in 2020.
The due date for applications is February 28, 2020, at 5:00 pm, and grant funded programs must be completed in 2020.
The Snohomish County Arts Commission’s mission is to cultivate a vibrant community of artists and culture-enriching organizations. The commission developed this small grant program as a way to support a wide range of cultural opportunities that celebrate, appreciate and participate in the diverse arts and culture of the county. The commission sees the arts as touchstones of community life, and the grant programs serve as investments in our creative community.
You can apply for grants as an individual or a group, but you must be represented by a 501c3 organization, non-profit, or government agency. Projects must demonstrate a public benefit enhancing the arts in the community to be eligible. Refer to the application for additional eligibility requirements.
Snohomish County Arts Commission grants are limited to no more than $2,000 in reimbursement for expenses. All applications will be reviewed and awarded by the Snohomish County Arts Commission. Grants are supported by contributions from the 1% for the Arts Fund.
Arts Learning Grants
The purpose of an Arts Learning Grant is to support high-quality projects that provide a responsive opportunity for learning in and through the arts to benefit K-12 students. Grant recipients must demonstrate their program will foster an exchange of knowledge between artists and educators and impact the achievement, skills and attitudes of learners.
Cultural Enrichment & Performance Arts Grants
The Cultural Enrichment & Performance Arts Grant program provides support to arts and other community-based organizations for projects that support the arts and culture enrichment in our community. The grants recognize the expanding role that arts organizations play in the broader cultural, social, educational and economic areas of community life. Projects from communities that are underserved by arts services will receive priority for funding. Underserved communities include communities whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.
Individual Artist Fellowships Grants
The Individual Artist Fellowship Program honors Snohomish County artists and their achievements and supports efforts to advance their careers. In selecting artists to receive Fellowships, the Commission looks to artists of outstanding talent, demonstrated ability and commitment to the creation of new work(s). Artist must seek a sponsor through a 501c3 or government agency sponsor.