Community Grants

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation (Foundation) has a commitment to all the arts in our community and supports non-profit arts organizations through the Community Grants Program. Funding is provided to non-profit arts organizations that have the ability to work with arts needs which enhance educational opportunities for various segments of the community.

View the City of Edmonds Cultural Plan for an indication of projects and partnerships which are encouraged in the local community.
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The Foundation works within a broader than the City of Edmonds footprint (e.g. the boundaries of the Edmonds School District as well as the local community college), but the criteria for growth of the arts in our local area has been developed over twenty years using the focus of this plan which is updated every six years.

Applications for 2018 will be available January 1, 2018. Review 2018 application by selecting button below.

EAFF Community Grants are a maximum of $3,000 allocated to one project within a twelve month period. The success of this EAF Foundation program begins with community support of the annual Edmonds Arts Festival held each Father’s Day Weekend.
Please see a sample listing of organizations and projects below.

Grants were awarded in 2015 to:

  • Puget Sound Bird Fest poster contest
  • Edmonds Community College Visual Arts Department Artist in Residency; Jim Ballard
  • Edmonds Arts Commission Public Arts Maintenance support
  • Edmonds Arts Commission Mini Art Summit video documentation & reception support
  • Edmonds Center for the Arts, Kidstock! Programming for youth and families
  • Edmonds Center for the Arts, Paige Hernandez residency
  • Edmonds Center for the Arts, Community Dance Jam w/AXIS Dance Company, families
  • DeMiero Jazz Festival
  • Edmonds Museum, Plaza art tile
  • Edmonds Community College, EDGE Program Scholarship funding
  • EAFF Art Collection Purchase

Grants were awarded in 2014 to:

  • Support of 2014 Bird Fest Poster Contest
  • Alpin Hong Residency at ECA, EAFF funding via the Power2Give
  • EAFF Collection Purchase 2014 EAF Juried Gallery
  • Kidstock! 2015 at Edmonds Center for the Arts
  • Jim Ballard at Edmonds CC; materials and classes
  • Frank DeMiero Jazz Festival
  • Edmonds Arts Commission Public Art Maintenance
  • 4th Avenue Proposal by artist Benson Shaw

Grants were awarded in 2013 to:

  • The Edmonds Art Summit
  • Bird Fest 2013 – support of the poster for this event
  • Edmonds CC Visual Arts Department and Community Workshop outreach program
  • Jim Ballard workshop for Vision Loss Connections, teaching a group of about 10 adults who are blind or visually impaired to sculpt stone
  • Edmonds Arts Commission, Public Art Maintenance
  • Cultural Event at ECA presented by Edmonds Sister City, in commemoration of 25th anniversary of relationship with Hekinan Japan.
  • To support ongoing effort toward development of the Fourth Avenue Arts Corridor funding was provided to start/advance the expansion of the flower basket with unique sculptures program specifically on Fourth Avenue.

Grants were awarded in 2012 to:

  • Old Milltown Park Arts Element
  • Public Arts Maintenance
  • Milltown area Flower Pole

Grants were awarded in 2011 to:

  • Puget Sound Bird Fest Poster Contest – Featured Community Grant
  • Sara Maki/Max Lyonga Sako – artist in residency at Edmonds Community – Featured Community Grant – Part I | Part II| Part III
  • Olympic Ballet Theatre Season Programming
  • Edmonds Center for the Arts Programming Sponsorship
  • Glass Bead Artist in Residency support – Alderwood MS Art Programming
  • EAC/EAFF – Essentially Edmonds Photo Contest 2011
  • Tim Cashman – Art Plaza Project at MLT HS
  • OBT Scholarship (Beaux Art Auction item)
  • EAC Public Arts Maintenance
  • EAC Milltown Park Arts Element

Grants were awarded in 2010 to:

  • Puget Sound Bird Fest Poster Contest
  • Olympic Ballet Theatre Season Production
  • Edmonds Community College Art Department – Artist Tim Cross – Guest Artist Presentations
  • Community Public Art Making Project with guest artist Marita Dingus – (October Arts Crush in association with pARTners and City of Edmonds Arts Commission)
    Oct 10, 12, 15 -Three hands-on opportunities for community (family) & reception
    Featured Community Grant
  • Edmonds Center for the Arts – Stage
  • Olympic Ballet Theatre Scholarship Program (Beaux Art Event item)
  • Public Art – Phase II Artist-Enhanced Flower Basket Poles – Featured Community Grant
  • Public Art – 4th Avenue Cultural Corridor Artist-made Interpretive Signs
  • Youth Literary Arts for College Place Middle School – Community Art and Culture Partnership
  • Public Art Maintenance (given annually)
  • Community Workshop