Spokane Arts Grant Awards - SAGA

The Spokane Arts Grant Awards (SAGA) 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.



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Eligible applicants include: 
Individual artists
Collectives: Defined as two or more artists working together toward shared aims.


Small and mid-sized organizations
Annual budget under $500k per year; not required to be a 501c3 nonprofit.


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

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 here

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. 

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 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!