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.

2020 Arts Grants

For 2020, the Arts Commission has awarded $175,000 to 27 projects — ranging from free community music series and Shakespeare in the Park to arts programs for local schools and at-risk youth.

Challenger Elementary PTA: All Inclusive Library Program
Clark Elementary PTA: Hands-On 3-D Art Program
Downtown Issaquah Association: Downtown Arts and Culture Programming
Freehold Theatre: Engaged Theater Tour and Residency at Echo Glen Children's Center
Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park: Parkadilly Festival and Light up the Night Entertainment
Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery: Mosaic Bench Art Project 
Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce: 2020 Salmon Days Musical Entertainment
Highlands Council: 2020 Highlands Day Festival Entertainment and 2020 Cultural Celebrations Program
Influence the Choice: Student Film making / Video Contest
Issaquah Alps Trails Club: Recycled Glass Mosaic Art Project
Issaquah High School: Exploring Non-traditional Materials in Visual Art  
Issaquah Middle School:IMS Drama Club Microphones 
Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra: Community Orchestra Program
Issaquah Singers: Free Concerts at Issaquah Senior Living Centers
Issaquah Valley Elementary PTA: Dancing Classroom Program
Kirkland Art Center: The Rain Village Project
Master Chorus Eastside: Celebrate America Concert
Newcastle Elementary: Experiential Learning Arts Program 
Pine Lake Middle School: Theatre Arts
Ravishing Women: Holi Festival of Colors
Seattle Shakespeare: Wooden O Free Shakespeare in the Park
Skyline High School: Ceramics Program Equipment
Sunny Hills Elementary: Music and Movement of Brazil
The Garage, A Teen Cafe: Art Program
Village Theatre: Issaquah Mainstage Season


The following Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department programs also received support:

  • 2020 Concerts on the Green and Kids Concert
  • 2020 Issaquah Farmers Market entertainment