The City of Tacoma's Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality plays a vital role in supporting Tacoma's arts and cultural sector. Our office:
- manages Tacoma Creates, which supports access to arts, culture, heritage, and science experiences
- manages the City's public art collection as well as public art projects for partner organizations
- funds arts and cultural community programming and individual artists
- produces a variety of public programs that enhance and contribute to Tacoma's local economy
For more information about the Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality, visit cityoftacoma.org/arts.
For a full list of current opportunities, visit cityoftacoma.org/artsopps.
ABOUT COMMUNITY ARTS PROJECTS FUNDING
The Community Arts Projects funding program financially supports organizations and groups producing arts-focused community projects that are inclusive, accessible, and/or address equity issues. Projects must take place in Tacoma and can happen anytime between January 1 – December 31, 2024. This funding can be used for artistic presentations, activities, events, workshops, experiences, festivals, performances, or other projects that are accessible to the general public – either in-person and/or virtually. Admission may be charged for these projects, as long as the application demonstrates public benefit. The proposal may be for a one-time project, a number of projects that are closely related, or an annual or ongoing project. Collaborations between organizations and/or artists are encouraged but not required. Groups applying are not required to be a 501(c) non-profit nor are they required to use a fiscal sponsor.
Before applying, please read the full Application Guidelines at cityoftacoma.org/artsopps.