Cultural Arts Grants

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Everett Cultural Arts Commission Grants

We believe that everyone deserves equal access to a full, vibrant and creative life, which is essential to a healthy society.


The Everett’s Cultural Arts Commission is committed to funding grants that make a meaningful impact in our community by expanding access to arts and culture for residents and visitors throughout our city. We place a priority on funding grant requests that ensure that artists and audiences of all backgrounds and identities are included, reflecting the City of Everett’s values of equity, inclusion and diversity.

Grant Application

The application period for the 2022 Cultural Arts Grant program is now open. 

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.

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Do you need the application translated into another language? Please contact Tyler Chism at [email protected] 

Grant Review Criteria

  • Cultural equity embodies the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people- including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, citizenship status, or religion are represented.
  • Artistic Excellence and innovation
  • Residence or base of operations priority will be given to projects involving Everett-based organizations and artists. Applications from organizations outside Everett will be considered if project takes place within Everett city limits.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Organizations must be a tax-exempt nonprofit under section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code or be fiscally-sponsored by a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit. For capital grant requests, nonprofits must have 2 years of operating history. 
  • be non-discriminatory in its policies and practices in regard to race/ ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status or religion.

Programming Grants

  • We fund artistic and cultural program costs -artist fees, facility costs, production costs
  • We fund projects taking place within Everett city limits, that are open to the general public
  • We do not fund scholarships, tuition assistance or staff time associated with the development and coordination of the project. Only time expended by the artist or artistic director is eligible for funding. 

Capital Grants 

  • The purchase, design, construction and remodeling of buildings used for performing arts, visual arts and cultural activities.
  • The purchase of production equipment intended to be used by the recipient cultural organization for at least 10 years.


Contact Tyler Chism at [email protected]