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How to Apply for an Artist Grant / Olympia

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Arbutus Folk School
610 4th Ave E
Olympia, WA 98501

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Free, RSVP required. Space is limited.

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This event is SOLD OUT. Please email Zach Frimmel at to be added to the waiting list.

Special thanks to Arbutus Folk School for partnering with us on this event.

*This workshop is appropriate for artists of all disciplines at all stages of their careers.

How to Apply for an Artist Grant
Day: Saturday, January 27
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Katy Hannigan (Artist Trust Program Manager)
Cost: Free, RSVP required. Space is limited.

Arbutus Folk School
610 4th Ave E
Olympia, WA 98501

This seminar, led by Artist Trust Program Manager Katy Hannigan, provides an overview of applying for artist grants. You’ll learn about funding opportunities available for you and your projects, how the grantmaking process works, and tips to make your next application stand out.

-Understanding the components of a solid grant application
-How the application and selection process works from start to finish
-Funding opportunities available for your work
-Resources for additional support
-Reference guides with sample applications

As the Program Manager at Artist Trust, Katy develops responsive programming that supports Washington state artists in their creative and professional endeavors.

Prior to Artist Trust, Katy was a Client Manager at Shunpike where she was the point of contact for 85 fiscally sponsored arts organizations, managed Shunpike’s Arts Business Clinic program, and represented the organization at the Racial Equity Cohort through the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Prior to moving to Seattle, Katy worked with a startup nonprofit dedicated to advocating for the arts and cultural communities across Massachusetts. Katy is a recent graduate of the Seattle University MFA in Arts Leadership program and holds a degree in theatre from the College of Holy Cross.

Interested disciplines

All Disciplines, Arts-Related, Craft, Dance, Design, Emerging Fields & Cross-Disciplinary, Film/Media Arts, Folk/Traditional Arts, Literary Arts, Multidisciplinary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Photography, Public Art, Theater, Visual Arts, Non-Profit Orgs.