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Tacoma Artists Initiative Program (TAIP)

The TAIP is a biennial program to support individual artists who reside in Tacoma in their creation of new artwork and presentation of that work with the citizens of Tacoma.


2017-18 TAIP Funding Recipients

Anida Yoeu Ali
Travis Barker
Priscilla Dobler
Daniel Garcia
Antonio Gomez
Mark Hoppmann
Maria Jost
Anne Lyman
Kevin Miller
Elise Richman
Mauricio Robalino
Jessica Spring
Nicholas Stokes
Kenji Stoll
Masahiro Sugano
Qin Tan
Collin Veenstra
Ben Wildenhaus

Arts Projects

Arts Projects is an annual program which was created to financially support a variety of high quality arts projects throughout Tacoma.


2019 Arts Projects Funding Recipients

Asia Pacific Cultural Center - 21st Annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration featuring Hawaii
Barefoot Collective - Celebrating Ten Years of Community Dance 
Centro Latino - Latin Arts Show and Youth Expressions program 
Channel 253 LLC - We Art Tacoma
Children's Museum of Tacoma - Art Sparks 
Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation - Tacoma Moon Festival
Classical Tuesdays in Old Town - Classical Tuesdays in Old Town 2019 
Destiny City Film Festival - Screenwriting Workshop and Panel Discussion
Dru Films - Buffalo Soldiers of the Pacific Northwest
Fort Nisqually Foundation - Crafts of the Past
Happy Fox Studio Jewelry - Modern Womxn - An Exploration
Hilltop Business Association - 6th Annual Hilltop Street Fair
Kareem Kandi World Orchestra - Jazz Concert Series
King's Books - Tacoma Wayzgoose: Letterpress and Book Arts Festival
Latinx Unidos of the South Sound - Festival Latinx 2019
Eastside Neighborhood Advisory Council - McKinley Hill Street Fair
Metropolitan Glass, Inc. - Monkeyshines Project
Orchestral Recital Series of Tacoma - Orchestral Recital Series of Tacoma
Peace Works United/253 Peace Queen Talks - 253 Peace Queen Talks Documentary
Sister Cities Council of Tacoma - Tacoma Sister Cities International Film Festival
Sixth Avenue Business District - Art on the Ave 2019 
Tacoma Arts Live - Advancing Culture-Bearing Teaching Artists and Programs 
Tacoma City Ballet - Tacoma City Ballet Free Immersion Week
Tacoma Concert Band - Tacoma Concert Band Winter/Spring Concerts
Tacoma Girls Rock - Tacoma Girls Rock Camp
Tacoma Ocean Fest - Tacoma Ocean Fest 2019
Tacoma Refugee Choir - Tacoma Refugee Choir Concert 
Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center - Harriet Tubman - The Black Swan
Ted Brown Music Outreach - Live It OutLoud
Vietnamese American Community Association - Vietnamese Lunar New Year Celebration
Washington State Historical Society - In the Spirit 2019 
Write253 - Louder Than a Bomb - Tacoma Teen Poetry Festival

Arts Anchor Fund

This biennial program supports and stabilizes established arts organizations in Tacoma with budgets greater than $250,000.


2017-2018 Arts Anchor Fund organizations

The Grand Cinema
Hilltop Artists
Museum of Glass
NW Sinfonietta
Symphony Tacoma
Tacoma Art Museum

Tacoma Little Theatre
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
Tacoma Opera
Tacoma Youth Symphony



Arts Projects

The application deadline for 2019 Arts Projects funding has already passed. Applications for 2020 Arts Projects funding will be available in mid-September 2019. In the meantime, to review the program guidelines and application, you can download the 2019 Arts Projects application guidelines (PDF) and the 2019 Arts Projects Budget Page (Excel document).


2019-2020 Tacoma Artists Initiative Program (TAIP)

Applications for 2019-20 TAIP funding are now available.  


Preliminary Application Feedback Deadline (optional): January 14, 2019

Application Deadline: January 21, 2019, 11:59 PM


Download the 2019-20 TAIP application guidelines (PDF) for complete funding information including eligibility.


Download the 2019-20 TAIP Budget Page (Excel document) to attach to your application. Have questions about how to fill out the budget? Take a look at this example budget page


Arts Anchor Fund

Applications for 2019 Arts Anchor Fund are now available. 

Application Deadline: January 21, 2019, 11:59 PM

The application is comprised of three items:


  1. 2019 Arts Anchor Fund guidelines and application instructions (PDF)
  2. 2019 Financial Forms (Excel)
  3. 2019 Event Form (Excel)

Past Funding Recipients

Tacoma Arts Initiative Program

Funded 2017-18 TAIP Artists (PDF)
Funded 2015-16 TAIP Artists (PDF)
Funded 2013-14 TAIP Artists (PDF)
Funded 2011-12 TAIP Artists (PDF)
Funded 2009-10 TAIP Artists (PDF)
Funded 2007-08 TAIP Artists (PDF)
Funded 2005-06 TAIP Artists (PDF)
Funded 2003-04 TAIP Artists (PDF)
Funded 2001-02 TAIP Artists (PDF)

Arts Projects

Funded 2019 Arts Projects (PDF)
Funded 2018 Arts Projects (PDF)
Funded 2017 Arts Projects (PDF)
Funded 2016 Arts Projects (PDF)
Funded 2015 Arts Projects (PDF)
Funded 2014 Arts Projects (PDF)
Funded 2013 Arts Projects (PDF)
Funded 2012 Arts Projects (PDF)
Funded 2011 Arts Projects (PDF)
Funded 2010 Arts Projects (PDF)
Funded 2009 Arts Projects (PDF)
Funded 2008 Arts Projects (PDF)
Funded 2007 Arts Projects (PDF)
Funded 2006 Arts Projects (PDF)


Funded Organization/Artist Materials


Arts Projects

Tacoma Arts Commission logo

Arts Projects Final Report form

Invoice Template