Apply Now for COVID-19 Relief Funding for Washington State Artists!

Artists, we’re here for you. Almost a year after launching our COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund, we have opened a second phase of relief funding. The application is now open! This Fund is made possible by the generous support of our community.

Applications will be reviewed by the Artist Trust program team using a scoring rubric developed through collaboration with local and national partners in artist relief funding. Applications are due Friday, March 26, 11:59 p.m. PST. We are able to provide at least 120 artists with $1,500 each and the funds will be distributed in April.

Open to: WA State artists of all disciplines who have been affected by COVID-19 financially and have not yet received funding from the Artist Trust COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Priority given to: Individuals who are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, including artists from historically marginalized communities, BIPOC artists, artists who are immunocompromised, artists who identify as LGBTQIA+, artists with immigrant status, and artists living with or having a disability.

Applications due: March 26, 2021. 11:59 p.m. PST

Amount: We are able to provide at least 120 artists with $1,500 each and the funds will be distributed in April.


Have questions or need some assistance with your application? Meet Grace Nakahara, our COVID-19 Relief Coordinator. Grace is a working artist and was our Program Intern in 2019. We’re so thrilled to welcome her back to our team! Grace will be working with us through the end of April.

She is happy to help you with any questions you may have throughout the application process. Contact Grace here.