Art Grant Program

Art Grant Application



The Pierce County Arts Commission supports arts activities in Pierce County through its Art Grant program. The Commission works with a limited budget to assist projects that provide arts education, art programming, or art experiences for youth or to economically challenged areas within the County that are under-served by arts and cultural activities.

2022 projects should provide arts education, art programming, or art experiences to lower-income youth who reside in Pierce County but outside the city limits of Tacoma or to areas of Pierce County which are under-served by arts and cultural activities. Projects are to be in one of the following categories:
  • Student musical instruments
  • Performance arts
  • Other art disciplines
Project must occur between January 1 and December 31, 2022. All projects are to be completed by December 31, 2022.
See application for further details. 

Click here for the 2022 Art Grant application. Application deadline is January 26, 2022. 



For more information or questions on this program, please contact the Economic Development office at (253) 798-6150.

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2021 Recipients included:
  • Fred Oldfield Western Heritage & Art Center - Art Classes & Camps Program
  • Lakewood Playhouse - Poet's Journey School Tour featuring Edgar Allen Poe
  • Peninsula Hands on Arts - Whimsical Characters and Wonderful Towers of Watts Projects
  • Two Waters Arts Alliance - Arts & Music Education Program

 2020 Recipients included:
  • Lakewood Playhouse - Poet's Journey School Tour
  • Peninsula Hands on Arts - Piecing It Together Project and Art of Sumi-e Project
  • Two Waters Arts Alliance - Arts Education Program
  • Vivace! Choral - Summer Day Camp

 2019 Recipients included:
  • Gig Harbor Peninsula Historical Society - Harbor History Museum's Treasures from the Shenandoah
  • Island Arts - Rural Sketchers Project and Filmmaking for Island Youth
  • Narrows Music Society - Harbor Winds Summer Concert
  • Peninsula Hands on Arts - Will to Quill Project and Hanging with Calder Project
  • Pierce County Library Foundation - Mural Painting Project
  • Puyallup School District-Stewart Elementary - Ukuleles Project
  • South Sound Symphonic Band - Trombonist Program
  • Two Waters Arts Alliance - Arts Education Program
  • Vivace! Choral - Summer Day Camp

 2018 Recipients included:
  • Centro Latino - Artist Circle Program
  • Community Connections Place - Hope by Design Project
  • Dance Theatre Northwest - Community Arts Performances
  • Lakewood Community Players - Lakewood Institute of Theatre Youth Scholarship Fund
  • Peninsula Hands on Art - Perspective of Mt. Tahoma Project
  • Puyallup School District-Woodland Elementary - Ukuleles Project
  • South Sound Symphonic Band - Composer Commission & Concert
  • Two Waters Arts Alliance - Artists’ in Schools Program
  • Vivace! Choral - Summer Day Camp