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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 residents of Tacoma.


2019-20 TAIP Funding Recipients

Kristina Batiste
Dionne Bonner
Gabriel Brown
Sarah A. Chavez
Kim Davenport
Alice Di Certo
Kyle Dillehay
Ryan Feddersen
Erin Guinup
Chad Hagedorn
Lucia Harrison
Fumiko Kimura
Nori Kimura
Lisa Kinoshita
Sasha LaPointe
Melinda Raebyne
Elizabeth Reeves
Brian Robinson
Jeanette Sanchez-Izenman
Jamika Scott
Kenya Shakoor
Sharon Styer
Wendy Wahman
Anique Zimmer

Community Arts Projects

The Community Arts Projects funding program supports organizations and groups producing arts-focused community projects that are equitable, inclusive, and accessible. 


2021 Community Arts Projects Funding Recipients

Asia Pacific Cultural Center - 23rd Annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration featuring Marshall Islands
Barefoot Collective - Behind the Camera: Community Dance in a Global Pandemic
Blue Cactus Press - Creative Writing Anthology by Women of Color
Building Youth Through Music dba WayOut Kids - STEAM Gone Digital
Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation - Tacoma Moon Festival
Greentrike - Greentrike Cares Kits
Hilltop Artists - Hilltop Artists Monkeyshines Project
Integrity - Grassroots on the Ground: An Entrepreneur Tribute to Black Wall Street
Latinx Unidos of the South Sound - Festival Latinx 2021
Local Uplift - Modern Womxn 2021 art exhibit and workshop
McKinley Hill Street Fair - McKinley Hill Street Fair
Metropolitan Glass - The Monkeyshines Project
ND Fashion & Art Boutique - Arts, Psychology, and Wellness: Overcoming Food Dysfunctions
Northwest Sinfonietta - Attuned: a concert collaboration celebrating African American composers
Pierce County AIDS Foundation - Pandemic vs. Pandemic: World AIDS Day 2021
Puyallup Tribe of Indians - Community Education for the Twulshootseed Language
Refugee Choir Project - Tacoma Refugee Choir Drive-in Concert and Singalong
Sister Cities Council of Tacoma Pierce County - Tacoma Sister Cities Film & Performance Festival
Supportive Housing Association - 2021 Summer Film Camp
Tacoma Ocean Fest - Tacoma Ocean Fest 2021
Tacoma Tree Foundation - Nature Explorers Zine
Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center - Noir Black Noir
The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra - Middle East Meets West
Trio Guadalevin - Latinos in Washington: A Song Cycle
University of Washington - "The Book of Andy", a comedic four-part theatrical mini-series
Write253 - Crossing the Street
YWCA Pierce County - Public mural for Home at Last 




Community Arts Projects

The application deadline for 2021 Community Arts Projects funding has already passed. Applications for 2022 funding will be available in late-September 2021. In the meantime, to review the program guidelines and application, you can download the 2021 Community Arts Projects application guidelines (PDF) and the 2021 Community Arts Projects Budget Page (Excel document). 


Tacoma Artists Initiative Program (TAIP)

The application deadline for 2021-2022 TAIP funding has already passed. Applications for 2023-2024 funding will be available in late-November 2022. In the meantime, to review the program guidelines and application, you can download the 2021-2022 TAIP application guidelines (PDF).  


Past Funding Recipients

Tacoma Arts Initiative Program

Funded 2019-20 TAIP Artists (PDF)
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)

Community Arts Projects

Funded 2021 Arts Projects (PDF)
Funded 2020 Arts Projects (PDF)
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


Tacoma Artists Initiative Program


Community Arts Projects

  • Tacoma Arts Commission logo
  • Invoice Template
  • Final Report - Fundees can access the Final Report form through their account on Submittable.com. The form will be attached to fundee's original Community Arts Projects funding application. If you need assistance accessing the Final Report form, please reach out to Naomi at nstrom-avila@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5191.