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Posted on: October 5, 2021

City of Everett accepting cultural arts grant applications

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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 2022. The commission will award up to $40,000 in grants for 2022.

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. 

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.

“We are a creative and vibrant city thanks to the many artists that call Everett home. I’m happy we can once again offer this grant program to help expand access to the arts in our community,” said Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin. “I encourage all eligible artists and organizations to apply, and I look forward to the creative ideas and programs this amazing community will bring.” 

In the past, grants have supported  a variety of programs and projects including youth arts education, neighborhood community art projects and live music performances. 

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. 15, 2021. Interested applicants may contact Tyler Chism for more information at tchism@everettwa.gov.

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.

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