Capital funding available for performing arts, art museum, and cultural organizations

Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2025-27 Building for the Arts grant program. These competitive grants can fund 33% of eligible capital costs, up to $2 million, for acquisition, construction, and/or major renovation of capital facilities. This grant opportunity is available to all tribes and nonprofit organizations with emphasis on performing arts projects, art museum projects, and cultural organization projects.


Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2024. All applications must be submitted electronically through ZoomGrants.

Application workshops in May

Commerce is offering three in-person workshops and one online workshop to help answer questions about the application process. Attendance is not required to submit an application.

  • Virtual workshop: Thursday, May 16 at 1 p.m.
    Register for the May 16 workshop (Zoom meeting)
    In-person workshops will take place in Seattle, Spokane and Yakima. Registration is required for these in-person workshops:
  • Seattle: May 21, 2024 at 10 a.m.
    Radisson – SeaTac
    San Juan Ballroom
    18118 International Blvd
    Seattle, WA 98188
    Seattle – Registration 
  • Spokane: May 22, 2024 at 10 a.m.
    Spokane Falls Community College Auditorium
    Bldg. 24, sn-w’ey’-mn, Rm. 110
    3410 West Whistalks Way
    Spokane, WA 99224
    Spokane – Registration
  • Yakima: May 28, 2024 at 10 a.m.
    Yakima Convention Center
    Room H & Lobby 4
    10 North 8th Street
    Yakima, WA 98901
    Yakima – Registration


Please contact us at or call 360-725-3075.

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