Diversity & Arts Commission Grants

Edmonds Diversity Commission and Edmonds Arts Commission Seek Community and Arts Related Projects for Funding
Posted on 05/10/2021
Diversity & Arts Commissions

The City of Edmonds Diversity Commission and the City of Edmonds Arts Commission are partnering to offer small grants for the second half of 2021. The Diversity Commission’s small grants program is aimed at harnessing the power and enthusiasm of the local community by providing funding to help make possible community programs, events and/or activities that engage, educate or involve the Edmonds community in ways that promote diversity, equity and inclusion. The Arts Commission is augmenting the funds available in 2021 to support the goals of the Diversity Commission and encourage efforts to promote diversity and equity through art and expand access to the arts for all in our community.

Individuals, local not-for-profit groups, agencies, or organizations are encouraged to apply for small grants of up to $500.  A total of $2,100 is available.

Eligible projects include but are not limited to: storytelling; reading events; poetry slams; speakers; film presentations; visual art exhibits/installations; performances; discussion groups etc. Funds may be used for production or promotion of activities/events. Projects may be virtual or in person depending on current pandemic restrictions.

Grant applications may be submitted until 4:30pm, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 to Megan Luttrell by email to [email protected]. Questions regarding the program guidelines and application process may also be sent to that email address or to Arts and Culture Manager Frances Chapin at [email protected] if they are arts related. The grant application form and eligibility criteria are available here: http://www.edmondswa.gov/diversity-commission-home.html

Grant applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee including Diversity Commission and Arts Commission members. Recommendations for funding will be provided at the respective July Commission meetings, when grant award decisions will be made.  Award recipients will be contacted as soon as possible after July 8 in order to allow the recipients to proceed with the planning and production of their projects by the end of the year. Projects must be completed by December 31, 2021.