Bellevue Arts Grants Program now open

Letters of intent for 2022 program due Sept. 20

Organizations and individuals providing art, cultural and educational programming, events or services for Bellevue residents can now apply to receive a grant through the City of Bellevue’s Arts and Culture Program. 

The Arts and Culture Program provides several different kinds of grants for nonprofits and individuals planning to deliver arts and culture programming in Bellevue or for Bellevue residents:

  • The Eastside Arts Partnerships portion of the program offers annual operating support to nonprofit organizations to support high-quality arts, cultural and heritage programs in Bellevue. 
  • The Special Projects grants provide one-time project support to artists and groups for special projects that fill in cultural gaps and inspire new forms of creative participation, particularly for under-served groups. 
  • Through the Power Up grants, the City of Bellevue aims to support capacity-building for Eastside Arts Partner organizations, allowing them to reach the next level of organizational development.

Interested individuals and groups can apply online, submitting a Letter of Intent before moving to the full application round. For the 2022 Arts Grants cycle, Letters of Intent are due on the online portal by Sept. 20, 2021, and completed applications are due Oct. 11. 

All applications are reviewed by members of the professional arts community and the Bellevue Arts Commission. The Arts Commission and the Bellevue City Council give final approval for the grants. Applicants can expect to know the status of their award in December 2021. All projects eligible for grant funding must occur in 2022. 

Visit for more information, including guidelines, timelines, a program flowchart to help navigate the different types of grants, and directions to submit a Letter of Intent. Please contact Manette Stamm at [email protected] or (425)-452-4064 with any questions.

Photo Courtesy American Asian Performing Arts Theatre

Source: City News