EVERETT, Wash. – The City of Everett Cultural Arts Commission is now accepting applications for cultural arts grants to fund art programs and capital projects in 2021. The commission will award up to $40,000 in grants for 2021.
Cultural commission programming and capital grants are awarded to organizations expanding access to arts and culture within and for the Everett community, reflecting the City of Everett's values of equity, inclusion and diversity.
Arts organizations, artists and community organizations that offer arts programs and services, and that meet the eligibility requirements, are invited to apply. All grant-funded projects must take place within Everett city limits and be open to the general public.
“Artists bring inspiration and vibrancy to our city – things we need now more than ever – and I’m pleased we’re once again able to offer this grant program, which helps expand access to arts and culture in our community,” said Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin. “I encourage eligible artists and organizations to apply and look forward to the creative new works and programs this round of grants will fund.”
In the past, grants have supported everything from theater equipment, to ballet and live music performances, to a forum to discuss arts for special needs audiences. A 2020 grant allowed Village Theatre to organize interactive online classes for youth.
To be eligible for a programming grant, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, or be fiscally-sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, with at least one year of operating history. Nonprofits with at least two years of operation are eligible to apply for a capital projects grant.
Applications and full details on the cultural arts grant program are available at everettwa.gov/artsgrants. Applications are due by Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Interested applicants may contact Kimberly Shelton for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Everett Cultural Arts Commission is composed of volunteer commissioners who are appointed by the mayor. The mission of the commission is to initiate, sponsor, organize and promote cultural and artistic programs and services for the enrichment and enjoyment of the Everett community.