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 groups 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.

2021 Application Process and Timeline

Guidelines and the online application portal will be made available in August. Instructions on how to use the online portal can be found here, and guidelines for the types of support that the Arts Program offers can be found below. 

Application Portal Opens August 31, 2020
Letter of Intent Due September 21, 2020
Application Due October 5, 2020
Award Acceptance Due January 8, 2021

 

Get Help 

Before and during the application process, Kaya Strategik is on hand to answer your questions and assist with your application. 

  • 206.705.3258 (please call during regular business hours)
  • bellevuegrants@kayastrategik.com

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 2021 Grant Guidelines for more information.

2021 Grant Application - Opening Soon

  • Letter of Intent deadline: 11:59 pm PST, September 21, 2020
  • Full Application deadline: 11:59 pm PST, October 5, 2020
  • Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations with at least two consecutive years of delivering arts, cultural and heritage programs and services in Bellevue (2019 and 2020).

Download: Grant Guidelines for Eastside Arts Partnerships

Reports from 2020 Grantees

Organizations that received EAP grants this year must submit a final report and invoice by Nov. 29, 2020 on our grant portal. Invoices received after this date may not be honored. Invoices received in 2021 will not be paid.

2020 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.

2021 Grant Application - Opening Soon

  • Letter of Intent deadline: 11:59 pm PST, September 21, 2020
  • Full Application deadline: 11:59 pm PST, October 5, 2020
  • Eligibility: Organizations that apply for a 2021 Eastside Arts Partnership grant are eligible to apply for a 2021 Power Up grant. Organizations that have received Power Up support in the past are not eligible.

Download: Grant Guidelines for Power Up (and Eastside Arts Partnerships)

Reports from 2020 Grantees

Organizations that received Power Up grants this year must submit a final report and invoice by Nov. 29, 2020 on our grant portal. Invoices received after this date may not be honored. Invoices received in 2021 will not be paid.

2020 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.

2021 Grant Application - Opening Soon

  • Letter of Intent deadline: 11:59 pm PST, September 21, 2020
  • Full Application deadline: 11:59 pm PST, October 5, 2020
  • Eligibility: Individual artists, businesses, or nonprofit organizations that will deliver an art, cultural, or heritage project in Bellevue.

Download: Grant Guidelines for Special Projects

Reports from 2020 grantees

Organizations that received Power Up grants this year must submit a final report and invoice by Nov. 29, 2020 on our grant portal. Invoices received after this date may not be honored. Invoices received in 2021 will not be paid.

Contact

Manette Stamm
Arts Program Assistant

Telephone
(425)452-4064
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