Art Calls and Grants

Project Grants

The application period for 2024 projects will open on Thursday, June 15, 2023. Deadline for submitting applications is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 31, 2023.

This grant application cycle is now closed. 

We thank all artists and organizations that submitted a Project Grant Application.

Awarded 2024 Art Commission Project Grant applicants will be notified mid-November. 

Art Call

Learn about the Rodeo Mural project. RFQs now CLOSED.

Project Grants

The application period for 2023 projects is closed. Applications will open in June 2023 for 2024 funding.

Arts Treasure Award

The City of Ellensburg Art Treasure Award is given annually to a local artist who has contributed at least 15 years of service to the community. The 2023 Award winner is musician Carrie Rehkopf. 

Poet Laureate

The Poet Laureate program seeks to recognize the contributions of a local poet. Marie Marchand was named the 2022 City of Ellensburg Poet Laureate.

WALKING CHAPBOOK PROJECT: Theme: In the Spirit of Unity

Open Call for Submissions through December 31, 2021

The Ellensburg Arts Commission’s Poet Laureate Program is inviting submissions to the Walking Chapbook Project, a temporary public art installation on the theme of UNITY. Poems chosen will be featured on storefront windows in downtown Ellensburg during National Poetry Month 2024. Entries should be family-friendly and inspire hope and positivity. A roving launch will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 1 p.m.

For submission guidelines visit our Poet Laureate page Poet Laureate | Ellensburg, WA