Renton Arts Commission grant applications

Renton Municipal Arts Commission accepting 2024 grant applications
Posted on 09/12/2023

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Renton Municipal Arts Commission accepting 2024 grant applications

The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2023

RENTON, WA (September 12, 2023) – Renton Municipal Arts Commission is now accepting applications for the 2024 Arts & Culture Grants and invites individuals, organizations, and community groups to apply and bring to life their creative visions to enrich Renton residents and visitors. 

The Arts & Culture Grants initiative generates community-driven artistic endeavours, fostering a deeper connection to the arts among Renton residents. Embracing the vibrancy of Renton's cultural mosaic, the commission welcomes inventive projects that celebrate diversity, enhance individual and societal understanding, and ignite fresh avenues of artistic engagement. Special attention goes to projects empowering underserved communities. 

These grants support diverse artistic programming, encompassing art exhibitions, concerts, dance performances, festivals, educational workshops, readings, and theatre productions. 

Applicants can secure grants of up to $10,000 and are limited to one per calendar year for each eligible applicant. 

The grant application process for 2024 includes four distinct funding rounds. The first round's deadline is October 13, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. The primary emphasis for this round is on projects and events scheduled for January through March 2024. 

The 2024 deadline for the subsequent three cycles is February 2, April 19, and July 19. 

For additional support and insights, the Renton Municipal Arts Commission will host two drop-in Q&A sessions to provide an informal opportunity to connect with the grant committee, seek clarity, and engage with other applicants. The first is on Monday, September 25, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the second is on Tuesday, October 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. Both sessions are at the Renton Library. No pre-registration is required. 

For inquiries about the application process or the Arts & Culture Grants, please contact Jessie Kotarski, the City of Renton’s Economic Development Manager, at 425-430-7271 or [email protected]


About the City of Renton

The City of Renton, Washington, with a population of 107,900 (2023), is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace, and favorable business climate have attracted nationally recognized companies wishing to provide employees and their families with an outstanding quality of life. Renton is the home of Boeing, PACCAR, IKEA, Super Bowl Champion (2014) Seattle Seahawks, two-time (2016 & 2019) MLS champion and CONCACAF Champion (2022) Seattle Sounders FC (in 2024), and the eternal resting place of rock icon Jimi Hendrix. More information is on our website, in news releases, or on our Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor pages.

About Renton Municipal Arts Commission

Created in 1965, Renton Municipal Arts Commission advises city government about artistic and cultural development. Its members serve as stewards of the city's art collection. In addition, the commission strives to support and connect people with arts and culture endeavors in the Renton community. For more information about Renton Municipal Arts Commission, contact [email protected] or


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