Issaquah offers grants to arts organizations, programs
October 16, 2010
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 16, 2010
The city Arts Commission seeks cultural organizations and programs for the latest round of arts grants.
Each year, the city awards grants to organizations to present performances and programs in the city and local schools.
Organizations must apply for the grant dollars by Nov. 15. Find application information here.
For 2010, commissioners awarded $128,825 to 21 projects. The lineup included ArtWalk, Issaquah Farmers Market entertainment, Concerts on the Green, Shakespeare on the Green, performances at local schools and programs to help troubled youth.
The city generates money for the grants though a 5 percent admissions tax on movie theaters and special events.
Commissioners received 22 grant applications from 18 organizations for the 2010 grants. The commission recommended 21 grants to the City Council for approval.