The City of Tacoma is now accepting Arts Projects funding applications from eligible organizations producing arts programming in 2010. Arts Projects funding ranges from $1,000 to $5,000 and is used to support community projects that focus on the arts. The application deadline is Dec. 2. Past funding has supported arts components of festivals, dance and musical performances, arts workshops, exhibit programs, performing arts series and literary events. Funded events must take place within the 2010 calendar year. Applicants are encouraged to attend a free workshop, which explains the process and addresses questions about the process. The workshop will be held Nov. 6 from 12 p.m. 1:30 p.m. at the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St., Room 900.
Eligibility extends to private non-profit agencies with a 501(c) designation; organized groups of community volunteers (such as a business district or neighborhood council with an advisory body, business license and organizational bank account); and for-profit businesses with an arts mission proposing a unique project designed specifically for public benefit that is not for profit. Applicants are required to have offices within Tacoma, or a majority of the applicants activities must take place and be produced within the Tacoma city limits.
Organizations interested in applying for Arts Projects funding can read about past funded projects and download the guidelines and application form at http://www.tacomaculture.org/arts/funding.asp . Application forms are also available by calling (253) 591-5191 or e-mailing email@example.com .