Snohomish County accepting applications for culture and arts grants

Applications are due by Jan. 15.

  • Monday, January 14, 2019 1:30pm
  • Life

Snohomish County’s Arts Commission is currently accepting grant applications from public and nonprofit agencies for 2019 for funding projects that support the creative community involved in the arts and cultural enrichment.

The county has $20,000 available in grant funding in 2019. Applications are due by Jan. 15 and grant-funded programs must be completed in 2019.

According to a press release, the commission’s mission is to cultivate a vibrant community of artists and cultural enriching organizations. The grant program was developed 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 the creative community, the release states.

Individuals and groups can apply for grants but applicants must be represented by a 501(c)(3) organization, nonprofit or government agency. Projects must demonstrate a public benefit enhancing the arts in the community to be eligible.

Commission grants are limited to no more than $2,000 in reimbursement for expenses. All applications will be reviewed and awarded by the 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, the release states. 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 grants

The cultural enrichment grant program provides support to arts and other community-based organizations for projects that support the arts and culture enrichment in the community, the release states. 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 under-served by arts services will receive priority for funding. Under-served 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, their artistic achievements and supports their 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), according to the release. Artist must seek a sponsor through a 501(c)(3) or government agency sponsor.

Applications are available online at www.snocoarts.org or by contacting Hal Gausman, Snohomish County parks cultural resource manager at 360-805-6729 or hal.gausman@snoco.org.

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