2020 Multicultural Arts Project Grantees

In December, ArtsFund awarded $40,000 in grants as part of our Multicultural Arts Project (MAP), supporting racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse arts and cultural groups throughout the Central Puget Sound Region. MAP grant recipients have utilized funds to stage large and small scale performances, enable platforms for cross cultural dialogue, bring non-local artists to Seattle, support heritage events, provide teaching artists for underserved youth, and more. MAP aligns with ArtsFund’s value of fostering equitable and inclusive communities and ensuring the arts sector reflects, represents, and engages the entire community. ArtsFund is proud to support the recipients of the MAP grants, who are doing inspiring work – using art as a tool to enhance understanding across cultural, generational, and even geographic boundaries.

Recipients of the 2019-2020 Multicultural Arts Project grants include:

American Asian Performing Arts Theatre
Chinese Arts and Music Association
-Red Eagle Soaring
Seattle Asian American Film Festival
Seattle Chinese Chorus
SIS Productions

This year the funds were distributed as general operating support grants with the objective of empowering recipients to use the funds however best serves their organizations. Now in its fourth year, ArtsFund has evolved the program based on direct feedback from grantees. To date, $172,500 in grants have been awarded through the Multicultural Arts Project.

ArtsFund is grateful to the donors to this fund whose generosity helps broaden the range of arts and cultural organizations that we serve, including those that have historically been excluded from traditional funding streams. ArtsFund was honored to be the beneficiary of the Hong Kong Greater China Business Association of Washington’s 2018 Lunar New Year Gala on February 24, 2018. Proceeds from the event will benefit Asian arts and cultural organizations through year five of the Multicultural Arts Project.

All grant recipients join ArtsFund’s network of over 120 cultural partners. For more information about ArtsFund’s cultural partners, visit:

Photo credits: (L-R): courtesy of Tasveer, Seattle Chinese Chorus, Pratidhwani, and American Asian Performing Arts Theatre.