Workshops & Grants


By City Council Resolution twenty-five percent of the Lodging Tax funds received by the City are allocated to the Edmonds Arts Commission for support of cultural tourism, economic development through the arts, and promotion of local arts events. The Arts Commission annually makes recommendations for awards to promote cultural tourism that are submitted to the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee for inclusion in the annual budget.  Approved projects will receive reimbursement following submission of invoices. Past contracts have been awarded to organizations including the Cascade Symphony, Driftwood Players, Edmonds in Bloom, Edmonds Historical Museum, and Olympic Ballet Theatre. Information on this program is available in March of each year application deadlines in June and September and award notifications in February of the following year after City Council approval.  >>>2017 Tourism Promotion Application Applications due June 1, 2016 for 2017 awards.


The Edmonds Arts Commission periodically coordinates training and technical assistance workshops for local cultural organizations and artists.  Past topics have included board recruitment, strategic planning, marketing, and public art. 
Current events will be posted here or contact the Arts Office for more information, 425-771-0228 or