Spokane Arts Grant Awards - SAGA

The Spokane Arts Grant Awards seek to enrich artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy within our city. SAGA's goal is simple: to serve as a catalyst, fostering a robust, healthy arts community where individual artists, creative industries, and non-profit arts and culture organizations, thrive. Together, we can tell the story of how the arts enliven the Spokane region.


SAGA at a Glance

  • The 2017 grant cycle has four rounds. Applications for Round 3 are found below.
  • Grants may be requested up to $10,000 per application.
  • The funding period is for one year. Grants are non-renewable.
  • SAGA invites applications from artists, arts service organizations, large and small organizations and collectives, community-based arts programs and organizations, and culture and heritage groups.
  • Supported arts disciplines include but are not limited to visual, performing, literary, ear-oriented, media arts, and folk/traditional arts, and more.
  • All grant applications are online (see below). Please read the Guidelines, FAQs, and Application Instructions for more information.

Deadlines

Click on the image for a full-sized  calendar for 2017

 

Grant Information

Read our Frequently Asked Questions, Guidelines, and Application Instructions. Register for SAGA Grant Writing Workshops or Grant Writing Clinics on our Resources Page.

 

Apply Here for Round 3

Deadline August 1 at Midnight

Click on the grant application category that best suits your needs. If you have questions about how to select a category, please see the Guidelines above or contact the Grants Administrator, Jennifer Knickerbocker at jennifer@spokanearts.org 

 

Individual artists

Application from individuals must be submitted by the individual working artist

 

Small and mid-sized organizations or collectives

Collectives: Defined as two or more artists working together toward shared aims

Annual budget under $500k per year; not required to be a 501(c)3 nonprofit

 

Large nonprofit organizations

Annual budget over $500k; must be a 501c3 nonprofit


 

Statement of Equity

SAGA exists to bolster the work of all artists in Spokane by providing grant funding and other resources to artists, arts organizations, collectives, and heritage groups of all disciplines. We provide funding and resources regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, mental and physical status, or age. Ensuring artists of all backgrounds are included in our cultural narrative is central to having an accurate and fair depiction of who we are as a people. 


History of SAGA

SAGA was launched in January 2017. The program was initially made possible by community members and arts advocates, who spoke passionately in public forums and city council meetings regarding the need to increase the capacity of our arts economy.

Spokane has a unique cultural, artistic, and creative scene, and the city recognized that Spokane needs individual artists, organizations, and local businesses to stay and grow in order for our city to thrive.

Directing a stable funding source to be invested in local arts organizations and individual artists will make Spokane a more appealing place to live, work, and visit for years to come. We look forward to sharing our grantee's success stories with you!

The City of Spokane is so excited to see the launch of SAGA. We voted to approve this funding for Spokane Arts in early 2016 because we understand that a successful creative economy makes for a more successful Spokane!
— Ben Stuckart, City Council President

SAGA Strategic Goals

Questions?
Contact Grants Administrator Jennifer Knickerbocker. 
Email: jennifer@spokanearts.org
Phone: 509.321.9614

 

Need an individual appointment to discuss the application process? Book one with Jennifer