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.

TACOMA CREATES - COMPREHENSIVE ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT

Welcome to the application form for the inaugural year of Tacoma Creates funding in the Comprehensive Organizational Support category.

We encourage you to read the complete Application Guidelines, available at www.cityoftacoma.org/tacomacreates, before you begin filling out this form. In the Guidelines, you will find important background information, requirements, and details about how applications are evaluated.

If you aren't sure if your organization is eligible for this category of funding, please check out the Eligibility information here

If you are looking for the application form for Impact Funding, you will find a separate link for that application at https://tacomaarts.submittable.com/submit


APPLICATION DEADLINE

Comprehensive Organizational Support applications must be submitted online by February 28, 2020, 11:59 pm. Applications received after this date will not be reviewed and will be ineligible for funding regardless of the merit of the application. Note that staff will not be available to answer questions or provide technical support after 5pm on February 28.


SAVE YOUR DRAFT AS YOU GO

We recommend that you scroll to the bottom of the form and click "Save Draft" periodically as you are working on your application. Draft applications can be found in the "Saved Drafts" section under "Submissions" section in your Submittable account. Do not click the "Submit" button until you are completely finished with your application. Once you click "Submit" you will not be able to edit your application.


QUESTIONS?

If you have questions about your proposal, eligibility, or evaluation criteria, please contact: 

If you have technical questions about the guidelines or the online application, please contact: 


TACOMA CREATES - IMPACT FUNDING
Welcome to the application form for the inaugural year of Tacoma Creates funding in the Impact Funding category.

We encourage you to read the complete Application Guidelines, available at www.cityoftacoma.org/tacomacreates, before you begin filling out this form. In the Guidelines, you will find important background information, requirements, and details about how applications are evaluated. 

If you aren't sure if your organization is eligible for this category of funding, please check out the Eligibility information here

If you are looking for the application form for Comprehensive Organizational Support, you will find a separate link for that application at  https://tacomaarts.submittable.com/submit.  

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Impact Funding applications must be submitted online by March 18, 2020, 11:59 pm. Applications received after this date will not be reviewed and will be ineligible for funding regardless of the merit of the application. Note that staff will not be available to answer questions or provide technical support after 5pm on March 18.

SAVE YOUR DRAFT AS YOU GO
We recommend that you scroll to the bottom of the form and click "Save Draft" periodically as you are working on your application. Draft applications can be found in the "Saved Drafts" section under "Submissions" section in your Submittable account. Do not click the "Submit" button until you are completely finished with your application. Once you click "Submit" you will not be able to edit your application.


QUESTIONS?
If you have questions about your proposal, eligibility, or evaluation criteria, please contact: 

 If you have technical questions about the guidelines or the online application, please contact: 

City of Tacoma - Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality