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Washington State Arts Commission

Snap Grants

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Budget: $1,000 - $5,000

Designed as an entry point into ArtsWA funding programs, the Snap Grants pilot program prioritizes;

  • Applications from groups or organizations new to ArtsWA funding.
  • Groups or organizations that have not been funded in the last three ArtsWA funding cycles (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2018).
  • Applications that help us reach our organizational goals on social justice as indicated in our strategic plan’s crosscutting objective: “Increase our specific and intentional efforts around social justice by ensuring that ArtsWA-funded activities and work are reflective of Washington’s diverse populations including cultural diversity, artistic disciplines, geographic locations, and underserved populations.”
  • Applications that demonstrate strong public benefit and feasability



  • Small groups or organizations with an annual operating budget up to or less than $25,000.
  • Small groups or organizations producing projects or events that have arts and culture as a primary or significant component, that are open to the public, and provide public benefit as defined in the guidelines.
  • A minimum one-year history of arts and/or relevant programming that demonstrates the capacity to produce the proposed project or event.
  • 501(c)3 status or fiscal sponsorship is NOT required but, should you receive a grant, applicants must provide the authorizing official’s Social Security number or the organization’s federal tax identification number (FEIN) issued by the Internal Revenue Service for contracting purposes for contracting purposes.


  • Snap Grants require a pre-application to make sure your project is a good fit for this focused pilot program. During the launch of this program, the pre-application period will begin several months before the official open of the Snap Grant review and award cycle.
  • Applicants may receive one Snap Grant per fiscal year.
  • Applicants may not additionally apply to any other Grants to Organizations program category during the same grant cycle fiscal year.
  • Refer to the complete guidelines for additional parameters.

Contact: Miguel Guillén, 360-586-0424
More Information: www.arts.wa.gov