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Image of artist David Rue performing on a staircase for Bellwether in the Bellevue Botanical Gardens. Image by Jordan Rennick and Brandon Freeman, Front Runner Films.

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 thousands of people are supported with free access to these experiences and other educational opportunities.

Types of Support

We offer two-year operating support to organizations through Eastside Arts Partnerships and one-time project support to artists, groups, and organizations through Projects Grants.  Two additional add-on grant opportunities are available for each granting program. Guidelines for the programs will be published on July 12th, 2022.

2023 Grants

The 2023 granting cycle will begin late summer 2022. Applicants can manage applications here. Instructions on how to use the portal are here.

Guidelines published July 12, 2022

Information session 1 Register for the session here.

July 18, 2022 at 3pm

Information session 2 Register for the session here.

July  28, 2022 at 6pm
Application Portal Opens August 16, 2022
Application Due October 3, 2022
Awards announced December 31, 2022
Award Acceptance Due January 10, 2023
Post-Grant Report Due November 30, 2023

We partner with 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 $10,000. Applying nonprofits must have a 501 (c) 3 designation or a 501 (c) 3 fiscal sponsor and provide publicly accessible programing

2023 Guidelines for Eastside Arts Partnership Support Grants

2023 Guidelines will be posted on July 12th, 2022.

Project grants provide funding for arts, cultural and heritage projects that serve residents and visitors in Bellevue, Washington. We encourage innovative projects by artists, individuals, and communities that fill cultural gaps and inspire new forms of creative participation.
Applicants can request two levels of funding, $1,000 and $2,000. Non-profit organizations applying for a Project Grant may request up to $3,000. Projects must take place in 2023.

2023 Guidelines for Project Grants

2023 Guidelines will be posted on July 12th, 2022.