The Tacoma Arts Commission’s 2022 Community Arts Projects funding application is now available! See the press release below for more information. Follow this link for the 2022 Community Arts Projects guidelines and application instructionshttp://cms.cityoftacoma.org/CEDD/TacomaCulture/arts/TA_ArtsProjects_2022call.pdf.
Deadline for applications is November 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm.
A free workshop to go over the Community Arts Projects funding application and answer questions will be held virtually on October 5, from 5:30 - 7 pm at https://tinyurl.com/brhxja74. This workshop will be recorded and posted at www.cityoftacoma.org/artsoppshttp://www.cityoftacoma.org/artsopps. First time applicants are strongly encouraged to attend or watch the recording.
Application for 2022 Community Arts Projects Funding Now Available
--Free Workshop Regarding Application and Funding Process on Oct. 5---
The City of Tacoma is now accepting Community Arts Projects funding applications from eligible organizations and groups producing publicly accessible arts programming, across all artistic disciplines, within Tacoma city limits in 2022. Applicants can apply for either $3,000 or $6,000 for their project. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 PM on November 1, 2021.
Community Arts Projects funding can be used for a variety of projects including, but not limited to, artistic presentations, activities, kits, tutorials, workshops, experiences, or projects that are accessible to the general public - either physically (within state and local health regulations) and/or virtually. Funded projects must be completed between January 1 - December 31, 2022.
Eligibility extends to private non-profit agencies with a 501(c) designation, organized groups of community volunteers, educational institutions or for-profit businesses wishing to produce not-for-profit arts functions, and tribes or Native non-profits. Applicants are required to have offices within Tacoma or, if they have no offices, a majority of their activities must take place within Tacoma city limits. Other eligibility requirements apply. See guidelines for complete termshttp://cms.cityoftacoma.org/CEDD/TacomaCulture/arts/TA_ArtsProjects_2022call.pdf.
In alignment with Tacoma City Council Resolution 40622https://cityoftacoma.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=8643936&GUID=30E4E5D6-F3DD-4F32-B9C8-DD553C372397, the Tacoma Arts Commission is committed to sustained and transformational anti‐racist work, including investing in communities most impacted by racial, social, and economic inequity. This includes emerging and grassroots groups directly serving their communities. The Tacoma Arts Commission is committed to addressing historic and structural inequity through funding opportunities as they work toward justice for all. As part of the funding allocation process, the review panel will prioritize funding for applicants who meet one or more of the following:
Organizations whose primary intentions, practices, and mission are by, for, and about people of the global majority / Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) / African, Latinx, Arab, Asian, Native-American (ALAANA) communities
Organizations, projects, or strategies that primarily give voice to:
o Racial justice and/or social justice
o Economically or socio-economically marginalized communities
o LGBTQIA+ communities
o People with disabilities
Organizations who will use Community Arts Projects funding to directly pay people of the global majority / Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) / African, Latinx, Arab, Asian, Native-American (ALAANA) collaborators to create work that is central to the project
Projects that will address emergent community needs
Funding for Community Arts Projects is determined through a competitive application process. The number of projects funded will be based on the availability of funds and review of each application as measured against the evaluation criteria detailed in the guidelineshttp://cms.cityoftacoma.org/CEDD/TacomaCulture/arts/TA_ArtsProjects_2022call.pdf.
More details, including access to the online application form, are available at cityoftacoma.org/artsoppshttp://www.cityoftacoma.org/artsopps.
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 October 5, 2021, from 5:30 - 7 PM at https://tinyurl.com/brhxja74. This workshop will be recorded and posted at cityoftacoma.org/artsoppshttp://www.cityoftacoma.org/artsopps.