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Welcome to Tacoma Arts Month

Celebrating 22 years!

Arts Events

Arts and culture programming to fill October

Opening Party

Launch Arts Month at STAR Center on Oct. 5!

Studio Tour

Meet Tacoma artists in their studios Oct. 14 & 15!

AMOCAT Arts Awards

Honoring vision, dedication, and action in our community

Arts at the Armory

Tacoma’s interactive arts market Nov 11 & 12!

Arts Events image: Snippet of 2022 Tacoma Arts Month Events calendar, learn more here: tacomaartsmonth.org/events.
Opening Party image: The Playground Kiki ballroom performance at Kaleidoscope, the Tacoma Arts Month opening party in 2022. Photo by Jamika Scott.
Studio Tour image: 2022 Tacoma Studio Tour attendees participate in a group painting at the studio of Mary Mann.
AMOCAT Arts Awards image: AMOCAT Arts Award design by Chandler O’Leary
Arts at the Armory image: Panoramic view of Arts at the Armory event in 2022.

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Cultural non-profit in Tacoma? Do you provide programming for youth or the general public in different neighborhoods around Tacoma?

Tacoma Creates supports non-profit organizations whose primary purpose is to advance and/or preserve arts, culture, heritage, and/or science through two funding categories: Comprehensive Organizational Support (application deadline: March 11) and Impact Funding (application deadline: March 25).

Funding is determined through a competitive application process and is intended to help eligible non-profit organizations expand equitable access to public programs, grow educational options for youth, increase opportunities in neighborhoods throughout Tacoma, and build sustainability for continued services.

Not sure if your organization is eligible? Find out which funding category is right for you, as well as their eligibility requirements on our website!

Tacoma Creates staff is also available to assist anyone who has questions about the application process, provide feedback about proposal ideas, and review drafts of proposal elements.

Visit tacomacreates.org/application-assistance for a variety of resources, and to schedule 1-on-1 support.

Or join us at our 3rd and final Application Workshop on Thursday, February 22, 2024, 4:30-6:30 pm, In-Person at Mi Centro (1208 S 10th St), with a focus on Impact Funding!

#tacomawashington, #tacomacreates
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Photo Credit: @tacomartslive Herb Alpert and Lani Hall Presentation
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Cultural non-profit in Tacoma? Do you provide programming for youth or the general public in different neighborhoods around Tacoma? 

Tacoma Creates supports non-profit organizations whose primary purpose is to advance and/or preserve arts, culture, heritage, and/or science through two funding categories: Comprehensive Organizational Support (application deadline: March 11) and Impact Funding (application deadline: March 25). 

Funding is determined through a competitive application process and is intended to help eligible non-profit organizations expand equitable access to public programs, grow educational options for youth, increase opportunities in neighborhoods throughout Tacoma, and build sustainability for continued services. 

Not sure if your organization is eligible? Find out which funding category is right for you, as well as their eligibility requirements on our website! 

Tacoma Creates staff is also available to assist anyone who has questions about the application process, provide feedback about proposal ideas, and review drafts of proposal elements.

Visit tacomacreates.org/application-assistance for a variety of resources, and to schedule 1-on-1 support. 

Or join us at our 3rd and final Application Workshop on Thursday, February 22, 2024, 4:30-6:30 pm, In-Person at Mi Centro (1208 S 10th St), with a focus on Impact Funding!

#TacomaWashington, #TacomaCreates
City of Tacoma Government Tacoma Arts 
Photo Credit: @tacomartslive Herb Alpert and Lani Hall Presentation
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We’re pleased to share that the Bajan Station will be hosting “An Evening in New Orleans”, a family-friendly event on March 9th, 2024 from 1 pm until 5 pm at Edison Square in Tacoma for a New Orleans evening 🎭✨🥳 Connect with New Orleans culture and diaspora here in Washington.

The City of Tacoma Arts and Cultural Vitality Division is a proud supporter of @bajan.station.foodtruck , a Tacoma Arts Commission’s Community Arts Project recipient.
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We’re pleased to share that the Bajan Station will be hosting “An Evening in New Orleans”, a family-friendly event on March 9th, 2024 from 1 pm until 5 pm at Edison Square in Tacoma for a New Orleans evening 🎭✨🥳 Connect with New Orleans culture and diaspora here in Washington.

The City of Tacoma Arts and Cultural Vitality Division is a proud supporter of @bajan.station.foodtruck , a Tacoma Arts Commission’s Community Arts Project recipient.
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New capacity building opportunities for Tacoma non-profits!

These opportunities are led by Collaborative Partners Initiative (CPIN) in partnership with the City of Tacoma’s Neighborhood and Community Services Department and the Arts & Cultural Vitality (ACV) Division (Tacoma Creates / Tacoma Arts).

There are 8 topic-specific workshops scheduled between April and May, with more that will be added for May through November. In addition to the topic-specific workshops, there are several learning forums for networking and peer learning conversations. Please see the attached flyer for a list of workshop topics and dates and visit calendly.com/tcb-ecc for workshop and learning session descriptions and registration information in both English and Spanish.

In addition to this workshop series, arts, culture, heritage, and science organizations that are either currently funded by or interested in applying for funding from Tacoma Creates or Tacoma Arts Commission may also request one-on-one organizational coaching from CPIN on a wide array of non-profit development topics. Learn more / request support here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/CPINsupport
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