Grants

Get ready to apply!

Our new online grant portal is now open! For the 2019 cycle, first-round applications (your "Letter of Intent") must be received no later than October 3. The full application deadline is October 10.

We work with artists and organizations to ensure that Bellevue is a great place where each year over 6,000 artists and volunteers can live up to their creative potential, over half a million attendees experience innovative art and diverse cultural traditions and 35,000 people are supported with free access to these experiences and other educational opportunities.

Types of Support 

We offer annual operating support to organizations through Eastside Arts Partnerships, one-time project support to artists and organizations new to Bellevue through Special Projects, and capacity-building for organizations through Power Up. Explore our funding programs below or use our program flowchart to determine which program is best for you.

2019 Application Process

The application process for the 2019 grant cycle begins on September 5, 2018. The first step is to submit your letter of intent online by October 3. A full online application is due by October 10 and awards will be announced in mid-December. Applications will only be accepted online. Please take note of this year's grant application milestones:

 Date  Milestone
 September 5  Guidelines are published.
 September 10  Online Letter of Intent portal opens.
 September 24  Online Application portal opens.
 October 3  Letter of Intent due at 5:00 p.m.
 October 10  Applications due at 5:00 p.m.
 October  Application review by Allocations Committee
 November 7   Allocation Committee meeting
 December 10  City Council approval
 December 12  Award notification

Eastside Arts Partnerships

We partner with nonprofit organizations to offer high quality arts, cultural and heritage programs in Bellevue. EAP provides operating support to bring the arts to the community, recognizing the value the arts bring to our quality of life, the education and development of our children, the vitality of our businesses, and our sense of connection to the community. Applicants can request up to $5,000 as a Community Partner or up to $10,000 as a Pro Partner. Please see the 2019 Grant Guidelines for more information.

2019 Grant Application

  • Letter of Intent deadline: 5pm PST, October 3, 2018
  • Application deadline: 5pm PST, October 10, 2018
  • Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations with at least two consecutive years of delivering arts, cultural and heritage programs and services in Bellevue (2017 and 2018).

Please download the 2019 Grant Guidelines and 2019 Application Requirements for more information.

Reports from 2018 Grantees

Organizations that received EAP grants this year must submit a final report and invoice by Dec. 1. Invoices received after this date may not be honored. Invoices received in 2019 will not be paid.

Please download the 
final report and invoice forms and complete them.

2018 Grantees

Power Up Bellevue

We help Eastside Arts Partners to "Power Up" to reach the next level of organizational development through capacity-building. The program provides project funding, a learning community and technical assistance. Applicants can request up to $5,000 and matching funds are highly encouraged.

Take this free organizational assessment to understand if you have the basics of nonprofit management firmly in place to begin to build capacity.

2019 Grant Application

  • Letter of Intent deadline: 5pm PST, October 3, 2018
  • Application deadline: 5pm PST, October 10, 2018
  • Eligibility: Organizations which apply for a 2019 Eastside Arts Partnership grant are eligible to apply for a 2019 Power Up grant. Organizations which have received Power Up support in the past are not eligible.

Please download the 2019 Grant Guidelines for more information.

Reports from 2018 Grantees

Please download the final report and invoice forms and complete them.

2018 Grantees

Special Projects

We encourage innovative projects by artists and communities that fill in cultural gaps and inspire new forms of creative participation, particularly for under-served groups. Applicants can generally request up to $3,000 for their special project.

2019 Grant Application

  • Letter of Intent deadline: 5pm PST, October 3, 2018
  • Application deadline: 5pm PST, October 10, 2018
  • Eligibility: Individual artists, businesses, or nonprofit organizations which will deliver an art, cultural, or heritage project in Bellevue.

Please download the 2019 Grant Guidelines and 2019 Application Requirements for more information.

Reports from 2018 grantees

Organizations that received Special Projects grants this year must submit a final report and invoice by Dec. 1. Invoices received after this date may not be honored. Invoices received in 2019 will not be paid.

Please download the final report and invoice forms and complete them.

Need help with your application?

Kaya Strategik is on hand to answer your questions and assist with your application. Call (425) 270-8185 during regular business hours or click the link below.

Contact

Joshua HeimArts Program Manager

Telephone

(425) 452-4105

Email

jheim@bellevuewa.gov

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