Each year, there are a variety of organizations across the
country offering funding for artists. Some support specific projects, while some
are not project specific. For the most part, each organization offers artists
opportunities to apply annually, biannually, semi-annually and/or on an ongoing
basis. While the most visible opportunities are offered through your local,
state, regional or national arts agencies, there are also public and private
non-profits providing opportunities for funding the arts. Additionally, private
businesses are often great sources for obtaining funding.
It is imperative that you keep track of the deadlines for
applications for each of the agencies, organizations, and businesses. If you
miss a round you have to wait for the next round. This means you will have to
wait for the next year, or even maybe two.
We herewith provide you with a listing of websites to get
you started with your search for funding. Check back with us every so often for
updates. We’ll add more as we can.
Artist Trust (Washington State)
College Art Association
National Endowment for the Arts http://www.arts.gov
Washington State Arts Commission http://www.arts.wa.gov
Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs http://www2.seattle.gov/arts
Note: Contact your local politicians. They often know of resources within the government and/or private sector which are not published.