Grants

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We work with artists and organizations to ensure that Bellevue is a great place where each year over 6,000 artists and volunteers can live up to their creative potential, over half a million attendees experience innovative art and diverse cultural traditions and 35,000 people are supported with free access to these experiences and other educational opportunities.

Types of Support

We offer annual operating support to organizations through Eastside Arts Partnerships, one-time project support to artists and organizations new to Bellevue through Special Projects, and capacity-building for organizations through Power Up. Explore our funding programs below or use our program flowchart to determine which program is best for you.

2020 Application Process

The application process for the 2020 grant cycle is now open. Applicants are required to submit a Letter of Intent by October 6, 2019 on our online portal.

We partner with nonprofit organizations to offer high quality arts, cultural and heritage programs in Bellevue. EAP provides operating support to bring the arts to the community, recognizing the value the arts bring to our quality of life, the education and development of our children, the vitality of our businesses, and our sense of connection to the community. Applicants can request up to $5,000 as a Community Partner or up to $10,000 as a Pro Partner. Please see the 2020 Grant Guidelines for more information.

2020 Grant Application

  • Letter of Intent deadline: 11:59 pm PST, October 6, 2019
  • Full Application deadline: 11:59 pm PST, October 10, 2019
  • Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations with at least two consecutive years of delivering arts, cultural and heritage programs and services in Bellevue (2018 and 2019).

Please download the 2020 Grant Guidelines for more information.

Reports from 2019 Grantees

Organizations that received EAP grants this year must submit a final report and invoice by Dec. 1 on our grant portal. Invoices received after this date may not be honored. Invoices received in 2020 will not be paid.

2019 Grantees

We help Eastside Arts Partners to "Power Up" to reach the next level of organizational development through capacity-building. The program provides project funding, a learning community and technical assistance. Applicants can request up to $5,000 and matching funds are highly encouraged.

Take this free organizational assessment to understand if you have the basics of nonprofit management firmly in place to begin to build capacity.

2020 Grant Application

  • Letter of Intent deadline: 11:59 pm PST, October 6, 2019
  • Full Application deadline: 11:59 pm PST, October 10, 2019
  • Eligibility: Organizations which apply for a 2020 Eastside Arts Partnership grant are eligible to apply for a 2020 Power Up grant. Organizations which have received Power Up support in the past are not eligible.

Please download the 2020 Grant Guidelines for more information.

Reports from 2019 Grantees

Organizations that received Power Up grants this year must submit a final report and invoice by Dec. 1 on our grant portal. Invoices received after this date may not be honored. Invoices received in 2020 will not be paid.

2019 Grantees

We encourage innovative projects by artists and communities that fill in cultural gaps and inspire new forms of creative participation, particularly for under-served groups. Applicants can generally request up to $3,000 for their special project.

2020 Grant Application

  • Letter of Intent deadline: 11:59 pm PST, October 6, 2019
  • Full Application deadline: 11:59 pm PST, October 9, 2019
  • Eligibility: Individual artists, businesses, or nonprofit organizations which will deliver an art, cultural, or heritage project in Bellevue.

Please download the 2020 Grant Guidelines for more information.

Reports from 2019 grantees

Organizations that received Power Up grants this year must submit a final report and invoice by Dec. 1 on our grant portal. Invoices received after this date may not be honored. Invoices received in 2020 will not be paid.

 

Contact

Manette Stamm
Arts Program Assistant

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(425)452-4064
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