Welcome to the Washington State Arts Commission's Grants Online system!

Established by the Washington State Legislature in 1961, the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) collaborates with artists and arts organizations statewide to conserve and develop critical artistic resources. ArtsWA strives to further policies that promote statewide arts awareness, develop sustainable arts resources for future generations, and deepen investments in Washington's dynamic cultural legacy. To find out more about ArtsWA and our programs, visit our website at www.arts.wa.gov.

We offer several types of grant programs to help support the arts in Washington State, which are all explained on our website. We are currently using this online grant system for three of our grant programs: Project Support grants and Arts in Education First Step and Community Consortia grants.  To learn more about these grants, please read the Guidelines posted on our website or click on the Guidelines tab, in the navigation bar above.

New to the site and applying for a grant? All new applicants must create a username and password to access the grants online system. Click on the “Sign Up” tab.
Note: we recommend that the person with primary responsibility for submitting and managing grants is the person to initiate your account. 

Returning user?  If you are a returning user, log in with your existing username and password.  Click on the “Log In” tab.

Need help? Click on the "Help" tab above, which includes contact information for ArtsWA program staff.

Special Note: This online grant system works best with the following web browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome. To avoid difficulty, please download and install one of these browsers when you are ready to complete an application.