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Who We Fund
Each year, the City of Issaquah invests in arts and culture through a grants program that supports quality arts programming, arts education, cultural events and festivals in the community. To apply for 2019 funding, submit a grant application by 5 p.m., Oct. 1, 2018:


2018 Arts Grants
For 2018, the Arts Commission awarded more than $173,000 to 33 projects — ranging from the downtown Issaquah ArtWalk and local concerts to arts programs for local schools and at-risk youth.

artEAST: 2018 exhibitions and lectures, and family and youth programming
Beaver Lake Middle School: Photography Program
Challenger Elementary School: Printmaking Program
Clark Elementary School: 3-D Art Program
Creekside Elementary: Art and Culture Night
Downtown Issaquah Association: 2018 ArtWalk, Gas Station Blues and International Music Day.
Freehold Theatre: Engaged Theatre tour and artist residency at Echo Glen Children's Center
Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park: Parkadilly Festival and Public Art Project
Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce: 2018 Salmon Days musical entertainment
Hemlock Productions: "Spawning Grounds, Saving the Lake Sammamish Kokanee"
Highlands Council: 2018 Highlands Day Festival
Issaquah High School: Ceramics Program
Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra: Community Orchestra Program
Issaquah Schools Foundation/Influence the Choice: 2018 Influence the Choice Video Contest
Issaquah Singers: Free concerts at senior living centers
Issaquah Valley Elementary School: Sumi-e Painting Program
Liberty High School: Voices Across the Land
Master Chorus Eastside: All American Independence Celebration         
Maywood Middle School: Raku Firing Projest
Pacific Cascade Middle School: Spring Musical
Pine Lake Middle School: Theatre Arts Club
Seattle Shakespeare Company: Free Wooden O Summer Shakespeare performances 
Sunny Hills Elementary: Drumming from Senegal + Only One You Visual Arts Program
Tasveer: 13th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival, Issaquah Programming
Village Theatre: Issaquah Mainstage Season

The following Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department programs also received support:
  • 2018 Concerts on the Green
  • 2018 Issaquah Farmers Market entertainment
artEAST Art Exhibitions and Lecture Programs
artEAST Art Festivals and Family Activities
artEAST Youth Programming
Downtown Issaquah Association ArtWalk
Downtown Issaquah Association Kids Art Camp Marketing Campaign
Downtown Issaquah Association Music Programing
Eastside Writes Talking Pages Reading Series
Freehold Theatre Lab Studio Engaged Theatre Tour and Residency
Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park Summer Teen Concert
Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Issaquah Salmon Days Festival
Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Sister Cities - Moroccan Artist Exchange for Salmon Days
Highlands Council Highlands Day Festival 2015
Issaquah History Museums Hobo Signs Exhibit
Issaquah Parks & Recreation Issaquah Concerts on the Green
Issaquah Parks & Recreation Issaquah Farmers Market
Issaquah Parks and Recreation  Teen Art Club
Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra The Issaquah Philharmonic Community Orchestra
Issaquah Singers Free concerts at Senior Living Centers in Issaquah
Master Chorus Eastside All American Independence Celebration
Sammamish Symphony Orchestra Community Ensemble Program
Seattle Shakespeare Company Wooden O Free Shakespeare in the Park
Village Theatre Village Theatre Program Support
 
Apollo Elementary PTA Art Docent Program
ISD for Beaver Lake Middle School Art Installation at Beaver Lake Middle School
Challenger Elementary Providing Clay Experiences for Challenger Students
ISD for Clark Elementary Volunteer Art Docent Program
ISD for Echo Glen Children's Center Art Docent Program
ISD for Issaquah High School Bringing Shakespeare Alive
ISD for Issaquah Middle School Procession of the Species
ISD for Tiger Mountain Community High School Second Annual Vicki Hoffman Memorial Art Day