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Grants and Opportunities for Artists

Give Me Culture Grants 

The City of Kent Arts Commission’s “Give Me Culture” program offers small, flexible grants to individuals, organizations and community groups for arts and culture projects and events that serve the public in Kent. Awards are intended to broaden participation in, and showcasing of, arts and culture activities, especially by ethnically diverse or under-served communities. 

-$1,000 award maximum 

-No deadline: Applications will be reviewed as they are received, year-round (must be received at least three months before the start of the project or event date) SteelMagicNW17

How to apply: 

Program Guidelines

Online Application


(253) 856-5050

*For current grant recipients, here is the link to the forms required to complete your grant and get paid:


Kent Arts Commission announces Kent Creates exhibit opportunity


Kaleidoscope Exhibit 

The Kent Arts Commission is seeking entries for an online exhibit via Kent Creates, a web platform for sharing art, culture, and creative endeavors.

The most recent exhibit is open through June 30. The call for entries encourages artists and creative minds to submit all types of creative work and to use the theme of “kaleidoscope” for inspiration.  

The “Kaleidoscope” exhibit is open to any creative endeavor – photographs, paintings, poems, recipes, short films, songs, or stories – anything creative minds can dream up. Work may be submitted through June 30. The Kent Arts Commission will select the top five pieces, which will receive $200 honorariums and featured status on the site. 

Kent Creates encourages Kent residents to be creative; it is a web platform for artists, musicians, writers, crafters, illustrators, dancers, filmmakers, hobbyists, and other creatives to share their work and meet people with similar interests. Kent Creates is free to use and anyone can sign up; there is no requirement to live in Kent. 

Image credit: “Nightscape” by Casper Truong, oil on wood, 32” x 48”






Kent Arts Commission Offers Funding for 2020 Community Art Projects

The City of Kent Arts Commission announces funding opportunities for local community arts through its Community Arts Support Program. 

KidsQuest18_SculptingThe program provides financial support for arts projects by arts and cultural organizations, community service groups, and individual artists. Funding is intended to support artists and organizations that provide high quality arts experiences for Kent residents. Only programs taking place in Kent or the Kent School District service area are eligible for funding.

The deadline for 2020 application is closed. Applications for 2021 will be available in September 2020.



*For current grant recipients, here is the link to the forms required to complete your grant and get paid:



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