The application deadline for the Tacoma Arts Commission’s 2021-2022 Tacoma Artists Initiative Program (TAIP) funding is Monday, January 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm. If you are planning to apply but haven’t already, please follow this link for the 2021-2022 TAIP guidelines and application instructionshttp://cms.cityoftacoma.org/CEDD/TacomaCulture/arts/TA_TAIP_2122Call.pdf.
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2021-2022 Funding Applications for Individual Artists Available
The City of Tacoma is now accepting Tacoma Artists Initiative Program (TAIP) funding applications from eligible Tacoma artists, working in all artistic disciplines. TAIP funding supports artists who wish to create new work and grow 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 $3,000 to support their work and will have until Dec. 31, 2022 to complete their project. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2021.
“TAIP is one of the many ways that Tacoma helps to support its creative economy by providing funds to artists for performances, exhibitions, and other activities that engage our community,” said Tacoma Arts Commission Chair Heather Conklin. “Our city benefits from the contributions of our local artists and we are excited to partner with them as they develop ways for our community to connect and heal.”
Eligibility extends to artists who are residents of Tacoma, practicing artists who are dedicated to producing artwork on a regular basis, are at least 18 years of age, and not a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in an arts-related degree program. Artists who have received TAIP funding in 2019 - 2020 are not eligible to apply.
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 and working toward justice for all. TAIP funding will be prioritized for artists’ projects that meet one or more of the following:
Projects that primarily give voice to:
o Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)/ African, Latinx, Arab, Asian, Native-American (ALAANA) communities
o Economically or socio-economically marginalized communities
o LGBTQIA+ communities
o People with disabilities
o Racial justice and/or social justice
Projects that will use TAIP funding to directly pay Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)/ African, Latinx, Arab, Asian, Native-American (ALAANA) collaborators to create work that is central to the project
Emergent community needs related to the global pandemic
Funding for TAIP is determined through a competitive application process. The number of artists 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_TAIP_2122Call.pdf. No funding is guaranteed until official approval of the budget by Tacoma City Council.
More details, including all eligibility requirements and instructions on how to apply, are available at cityoftacoma.org/artsoppshttp://www.cityoftacoma.org/artsopps. Application guidelines are also available by calling (253) 591-5191 or emailing email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org.
A recording of the application workshop, which explained and addressed questions about the application and funding process is available at https://cms.cityoftacoma.org/CEDD/TacomaCulture/arts/TA_TAIP_2122AppWorkshop.mp4.
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