2023-2024 Tacoma Artists Initiative Program (TAIP) funding
A free workshop to go over the TAIP funding application and answer questions will be held virtually on Wednesday, December 14, from 5:30 – 7 pm at https://bit.ly/3Dc4zkMhttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/bit.ly/3Dc4zkM__;!!CRCbkf1f!TUeCO9MbevcuvlpxrgUAUVqaHdM-8TT59iDghAF9oWA-cxPW1j20RP24zy9eU5TjT6LGpxpBTtCllG7BNxyxI2cw5bKf5epECg$. This workshop will be recorded and posted at www.cityoftacoma.org/artsoppshttp://www.cityoftacoma.org/artsopps. All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend or watch the recording.
Images of projects by 2021-2022 TAIP funded artists. Clockwise from top left: Tamiko Nimura, Kareem Kandi, Kellie Richardson, Suzanne Skaar, Chandler O'Leary.
Application Deadline: January 23, 2023, 11:59 pm
Eligibility extends to individual artists who are residents of Tacoma, are practicing artists dedicated to producing artwork on a regular basis, and are at least 18 years of age. Artists who have received TAIP funding in 2021 - 2022 are not eligible to apply. Other eligibility requirements apply. See guidelines for complete termshttp://cms.cityoftacoma.org/CEDD/TacomaCulture/arts/TA_TAIP_2324Call.pdf.
The City of Tacoma is now accepting Tacoma Artists Initiative Program (TAIP) funding applications from eligible Tacoma artists, working in all artistic disciplines including but not limited to literary, performing, digital, new media, film, visual, and interdisciplinary arts. TAIP funding supports artists in creating new work and growing their skills. Fundees must share their art or artistic practice with the residents of Tacoma through a free public component. Artists selected for funding will each receive $4,000 to support their work and will have until December 31, 2024 to complete their project.
In alignment with Tacoma City Council Resolution 40622https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/cityoftacoma.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=8643936&GUID=30E4E5D6-F3DD-4F32-B9C8-DD553C372397__;!!CRCbkf1f!TUeCO9MbevcuvlpxrgUAUVqaHdM-8TT59iDghAF9oWA-cxPW1j20RP24zy9eU5TjT6LGpxpBTtCllG7BNxyxI2cw5bKp0w1rEw$, the Tacoma Arts Commission is committed to investing in communities most impacted by racial, social, and economic inequity. All applications will be reviewed, and funding decisions made, using the evaluation criteria listed in the funding guidelines. An applicant’s proposed project does not need to meet any of the funding priorities listed below to be considered for funding. But, as part of the funding allocation process, the panel will prioritize funding for projects and/or public components that meet one or more of the following:
Applicants are encouraged to attend a free workshop, which explains and addresses questions about the application and funding process. The workshop will be held virtually on December 14, 2022, from 5:30 - 7 PM at https://bit.ly/3Dc4zkMhttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/bit.ly/3Dc4zkM__;!!CRCbkf1f!TUeCO9MbevcuvlpxrgUAUVqaHdM-8TT59iDghAF9oWA-cxPW1j20RP24zy9eU5TjT6LGpxpBTtCllG7BNxyxI2cw5bKf5epECg$. This workshop will be recorded and posted at cityoftacoma.org/artsoppshttp://www.cityoftacoma.org/artsopps.
How to Apply: Visit https://tacomaarts.submittable.com/submithttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaarts.submittable.com/submit__;!!CRCbkf1f!TUeCO9MbevcuvlpxrgUAUVqaHdM-8TT59iDghAF9oWA-cxPW1j20RP24zy9eU5TjT6LGpxpBTtCllG7BNxyxI2cw5bJvQZ6eAA$
Questions? Contact Naomi Strom-Avila at email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=TAIP%20funding%20inquiry or (253) 591-5191
The Tacoma Arts Commission is striving toward social justice. We are committed to supporting equitable opportunities to broaden artistic expression while encouraging inter-sectional communities through inclusive relationships and outreach. Arts and culture are uniquely positioned to touch every person and every part of Tacoma. We are committed to supporting the entirety of our community.
ʔuk’ʷədiitəb ʔuhigʷətəb čəɫ txʷəl tiiɫ ʔa čəɫ ʔal tə swatxʷixʷtxʷəd ʔə tiiɫ puyaləpabš dxʷəsɫaɫlils gʷəl ʔutxʷəlšucidəbs həlgʷəʔ.
We gratefully acknowledge that we rest on the traditional lands of the Puyallup People where they make their home and speak the Lushootseed language.
Contact us at:
747 Market Street, Room 900, Tacoma, WA 98402