Submitted by City of Olympia

In 2019, the City is offering up to $20,000 for projects in the Grants to Arts Organizations (GAO) program.

The GAO Program funds projects that provide equitable access to the arts for all Olympians.The program goal is to expand citizen involvement with the arts, engage underserved populations, and promote the interests of the broader Olympia community.

The City requests project proposals from registered non-profit arts organizations with a minimum two-year history of serving Olympia to be funded on a 50/50 matching basis. Project review and approval is based on community involvement, organizational strength, and (project) potential for engagement.

The GAO offers grants up to $5,000. We expect to fund successful applicants for the full amount of the project on a 50/50 match basis. For example, a $10,000 project would be considered for a $5,000 grant.

Applications can be found online at olympiawa.gov/artsgrants

For more information, please contact Stephanie Johnson, Arts Program Manager, at 360.709.2678 or sjohnson@ci.olympia.wa.us

Featured photo credit: Diane Waiste

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