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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.


2018 Arts Projects Funding Recipients

Asia Pacific Cultural Center - Asia Pacific New Year Celebration featuring Korea
Barefoot Collective - Move It! modern dance workshop series for teens and adults
Broadway Center for the Performing Arts - expanded cultural immersion programs for youth
Centro Latino - Latin arts community engagement projects
Chùa Phước Huệ's Volunteer Team - Vietnamese Moon Festival
Fort Nisqually Foundation - Crafts of the Past artist-in-residence program
Groundswell Arts Collective - a program using arts and cultural practice to address food justice
Hilltop Business Association - Hilltop Street Fair
King's Bookstore - Tacoma Wayzgoose letterpress and book arts festival
Latinx Unidos of the South Sound - Festival Latinx
Metropolitan Glass - Monkeyshine Project
Northwest Repertory Singers - Celebrate! Treasured Memories and New Visions concert
Orchestral Recital Series of Tacoma - music recital series
Puyallup Tribe of Indians - cultural education programming supporting the Puyallup Tribal hosting of Canoe Journey 2018
Tacoma Concert Band - 2018 "Celebration" season concerts
Tacoma Refugee Choir - community sing-along
Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center - classical ballet and West African drumming and dance classes and performance
Washington State Historical Society - In the Spirit 2018 including a Northwest Native art market and festival
Write253 - Louder Than a Bomb-Tacoma: The 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



2019 Arts Projects

Applications for 2019 Arts Projects funding are now available.  


Preliminary Application Feedback Deadline (optional): October 29, 2018

Application Deadline: November 5, 2018, 11:59 PM


Download the 2019 Arts Projects application guidelines (PDF) for complete funding information including eligibility.


Download the 2019 Arts Projects Budget Page (Excel document) to attach to your application.


2019-2020 Tacoma Artists Initiative Program (TAIP)

Applications for 2019-20 TAIP funding will be available in November 2018. In the meantime, to review the program guidelines and application, you can download the 2017-18 TAIP Guidelines and Application Instructions (PDF).


Arts Anchor Fund

Applications for 2019-20 Arts Anchor Fund will be available in November 2018. In the meantime, you can review the 2017-18 application, which was comprised of three items:

  1. 2017-18 Arts Anchor Fund guidelines (PDF)
  2. 2017-18 Financial Forms (Excel)
  3. 2017-18 Event Forms (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 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)