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2021-2023 BUILDING FOR THE ARTS PACKAGE FULLY APPROVED

 

On May 18, 2021 Governor Inslee signed the 2021-2023 Capital Budget into law. This budget included full funding for the biennium’s Building for the Arts package of 21 projects spanning Clallam, Grays Harbor, King, Kitsap, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Thurston counties. Congratulations to the grant recipients!

Learn more about the projects here.

To see the 2021-2023 project summary and economic impacts, click here.

For more information, view our press release here.

 


GRANT APPLICATIONS

The Building for the Arts grant cycle is based on the Washington State Biennium and is administered by the Department of Commerce. For further program details, visit the Building for the Arts page on the Department of Commerce website by clicking here.

Applications for the 2019-2021 Building for the Arts Grant closed at the end of June 2018.  To learn more about the projects selected for the 2019-2021 cycle, see our Building for the Arts 2019-2021 one-pager here and our Building for the Arts 2019-2021 Project Packet here.

The next application cycle will begin in Spring 2020. Check the Department of Commerce website for important dates and application guidelines here.

 


ABOUT BUILDING FOR THE ARTS

Together with The Boeing Company, ArtsFund created the Building for the Arts program in 1991 to help direct State funds to strong nonprofit arts capital projects all around Washington. Soon after its creation, the legislature assigned administration of the program to the State office of Community Trade and Economic Development. Legislators found the program so effective that they cloned it for other program areas.

ArtsFund works with the State to fund arts capital projects around Washington, and has secured over $129 million for more than 262 capital projects across Washington State. ArtsFund serves on the program’s advisory board and leads the effort to ensure legislative appropriations.

 


PREVIOUS GRANT CYCLES AND NEWS

2019-2021

  • On May 21, 2019, the Washington State Legislature passed a capital budget with full funding for the 2019-2021 Building for the Arts Projects. To read the press release, please visit 2017-2019 Building for the Arts Press Release.
  • Learn more about the projects here.

2017-2019

  • On January 19, 2018 the Washington State Legislature passed a capital budget with full funding for the 2017-2019 Building for the Arts Projects. To read the press release, please visit 2017-2019 Building for the Arts Press Release.
  • Learn more about the projects here.

2015-2017

 

For more information, please contact Katy Corella at (206) 508-0299 or katycorella@artsfund.org.