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. See below for guidelines.
NEW Check out our FAQs here from two recent info sessions. If you have additional questions, do not hesitate to reach out.
Past Projects and Organizations
Council-approved awards are linked below for prior years.
- Projects, organizations, and artists funded in 2022
- Projects, organizations, and artists funded in 2021
- Projects, organizations, and artists funded in 2020
2023 Grant Schedule
The 2023 granting cycle will begin late summer 2022.
Applicants can manage applications here.
Instructions on how to use the portal are here.
|Application Portal Opens||August 16, 2022|
|Applications Due||October 3, 2022|
|Awards announced||December 31, 2022|
|Award Acceptance Due||January 10, 2023|
|Post-Grant Report Due||November 30, 2023|
Eastside Arts Partnership Support Grants
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 Eastside Arts Partnership (EAP) Support Grant Guidelines are available in English here
- 2023 EAP 支持津贴指南
- 2023 EAP支援津貼指南
- Lineamientos para las subvenciones de apoyo de EAP 2023
- 2023 EAP 支援助成金 ガイドライン
- 2023 EAP 지원 보조금 가이드라인
- Руководство по предоставлению вспомогательных грантов ЕАР на 2023 год
- Hướng Dẫn về Tài Trợ Hỗ Trợ EAP 2023
Please note that the EAP grants have changed since 2022. Before applying, review the guidelines thoroughly and reach out to the program administrator with any questions.
Add-on Grant Opportunity
While applying for an EAP grant, applicants can choose to apply for an additional $5,000 add-on, the PowerUp for Equal Access bonus grant. This opportunity aims to fill arts and cultural gaps for underserved communities. Please see the EAP grant guidelines for more information.
Project grants, formally called Special 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 arts organizations 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 Project Grant Guidelines are available in English here
- 2023 年项目津贴指南
- 2023 年項目津貼指南
- Lineamientos para las subvenciones de proyectos 2023
- 2023年プロジェクト助成金ガイ ドライン
- 2023 프로젝트 보조금 가이 드라인
- Руководство по предоставлению грантов на реализацию проектов 2023 года
- Hướng Dẫn về Tài Trợ Dự Án 2023
Please note that the Project grants have changed since 2022. Before applying, review the guidelines thoroughly and reach out to the program administrator with any questions.
Add-on Grant Opportunity
While applying for a Project Grant, applicants can choose to apply for an additional $1,000 add-on, the BelRed Arts District bonus grant. This opportunity aims to incentivize the activation of and work to bring the BelRed Arts District to life. Please see the Project grant guidelines for more information.