Arts & Culture

City of Tacoma grants $50,000 for 2015 arts projects

The Tacoma Arts Commission has awarded $50,000 to 18 Tacoma organizations for arts projects in 2015. The awards support public outreach projects in music, dance and theater, as well as literary, visual, cross-disciplinary and cultural arts, and range from $1,000 to $4,600.

Among the funded projects are five diverse cultural and arts festivals, historical arts and crafts demonstrations, visual art programs for families, contemporary and classical dance performances, a theater production, a variety of music performances, poetry readings, cultural event arts components, and a community-wide guerrilla art project.

Funded organizations include the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Elements of Education, Fort Nisqually Foundation, Hilltop Business Association, King’s Bookstore, Metropolitan Glass, Northwest Repertory Singers, Old Town Business and Professional Association, Puget Sound Poetry Connection, Puget Sound Revels, Second City Chamber Series, Tacoma City Ballet, Tacoma Concert Band, Tacoma Maritime Fest, Toy Boat Theatre, University of Washington and the Washington State Historical Society.

The City of Tacoma’s Arts Projects program is one of three funding programs administered by the Tacoma Arts Commission.

For a complete listing of funding programs and more information, visit