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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. 

Application for 2020 funding:

2019 Arts Grants
For 2019, the Arts Commission awarded more than $170,000 to 25 projects — ranging from free community music series and Shakespeare in the Park to arts programs for local schools and at-risk youth.

artEAST: 2019 exhibitions and lectures, and family and youth programming
Challenger Elementary PTA: Visual Arts Education Program
Clark Elementary PTA: Clay and Glass Art Program
Creekside Elementary PTSA: Wild About Art Night
Downtown Issaquah Association: 2019 Arts and Culture Programs
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
Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce: 2019 Salmon Days Musical Entertainment
Highlands Council: 2019 Highlands Day Festival Entertainment
Influence the Choice: Student Film making / Video Contest
Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra: Community Orchestra Program
Issaquah Singers: Free Concerts at Issaquah Senior Living Centers
Issaquah Valley Elementary PTA: Dancing Classroom Program
Maple Hills Elementary PTA: Glass Art and Printmaking Program
Master Chorus Eastside: All American Independence Celebration 2019 
Pacific Cascade Middle School: School Musical Choreography and Manga in the Library Program
Ravishing Women: Holi Festival of Colors
Sammamish Symphony Orchestra: Community Ensemble Program
Seattle Shakespeare: Wooden O Free Shakespeare in the Park
Skyline High School: Raise Our Voices
Sunny Hills Elementary: Drumming from Senegal
Village Theatre: Issaquah Mainstage Season

The following Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department programs also received support:
  • 2019 Concerts on the Green and PB&J Kids Concert
  • 2019 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

Issaquah Contacts
Amy Dukes
Arts Coordinator

Ph: 425-837-3024