Workshops and Grants


The Edmonds Arts Commission periodically presents training and technical assistance workshops for cultural organizations and individual artists. Scheduled workshops will be listed here, as well as on the Opportunities page


Currently, grant opportunities are not available.

2021 Special One-Time Grant Recipients

In response to the negative impact of the pandemic on the arts in Edmonds, the City of Edmonds Arts Commission funded one-time grants for Edmonds based nonprofit arts organizations and artists in the 2021 budget. The purpose of the program is to help build and reinforce a diverse, accessible, and equitable cultural community in Edmonds, recognizing the uncertainty and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the necessity of changing strategies to create access for all to the arts.

Four small grant projects were approved by the Arts Commission for a total of $3,400:

  • EPIC Group Writers received a grant in the Literary Arts for “Connecting Young Writers”.

  • Edmonds artist Minh Carrico received a grant in the Visual Arts for “Unseen Scenes”, presentation of original videos incorporating monologue and photographs based on their experience of growing up as an Asian American in the deep south.

  • Edmonds artist Julie Perrine received a grant in Arts Education in Visual Arts, “Finding Joy Through Art”.

  • Meadowdale High School Music Department received a grant in Performing Arts to create and perform an “Original Arrangement for Graduation Performance”.

Five large grants which were approved by the Arts Commission for a total of $33,500. The large grants, which required affiliation with a local nonprofit entity, included three awards in performing arts and two in visual art.

  • Edmonds Center for the Arts received a grant of $10,000 for increasing access to arts through online and distanced programs, and for technology to support virtual access for smaller events.

  • Cascade Symphony Orchestra was awarded $1,500 to work with cellist and composer Shanti Seidel Molina to create an original composition based on Latin American folksongs and create a video interview with the artist.

  • Olympic Ballet Theatre was awarded $7,000 to support digital productions of their Spring and Summer performances.

  • Cascadia Art Museum received funding of $10,000 for an exhibit of work by Asian American artist Kenjiro Nomura, and a publication about the exhibit which expands knowledge about diverse artists and the stories associated with the history of Asian American artists in the Northwest.

  • Art Walk Edmonds received a grant of $5,000 for creation of a mural on the west side of 4th Avenue North commemorating the Sister City relationship with Hekinan, Japan, and the Japanese-American community in the Northwest.  


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Edmonds WA 98020

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