The purpose of this project is to inspire young children in our community to notice and appreciate the art that lives all around them.
Spokane Arts Grant Awards (SAGA) funds multiple programs and projects three times every year through a competitive application process. Grant winners carry out arts related activities in the Spokane area during the twelve months following their award date. Awards can be for any amount up to $10,000.
SAGA defines the term “arts” by observing our community’s creative activity. We live in a region populated by many cultures, talented in varied crafts and trades, and curious about learning and engaging in technique, expression, and artistic community. SAGA has funded blacksmithing and glassblowing, cultural art forms such as canoe making, performance, exhibition, education, therapy, and individual artistic development. We have also funded arts-based businesses and new collaborations.
SAGA stands on the principle that creatives should be paid for the work they do and we educate both the broader community and the artistic sector that creative work has value.
2021 will be SAGA’s fifth year serving the Spokane region. As of April 1, 2021, SAGA has funded 108 proposals providing a total of more than one half-million dollars to local artists, organizations, and businesses. Below we provide a complete list of each of our awardees since our first year of funding in 2017.
View just the most recent year’s winners here.
Spokane Youth Symphony will be able to provide the required private lessons for students from disadvantaged households.
As a professional theatre, SVST produces three large mainstage musicals each summer at the Central Valley Performing Arts Center.
This year’s festival will be held from April 12-18 and Get Lit! is working hard to present a wide range of experiences for their audiences.
SAGA is pleased to help support the creation of Chelsea Martin’s next novel, “Art School.”
A multimedia project of the true story of the two artists meeting in Spokane in 2020.
In 2020’s pandemic climate, Stage Left Theatre continues to seek new ways to create art as they shift to creating content while adhering to safety protocols and mandates.
Neato Burrito is receiving SAGA funding to support a live-streaming service for local and regional talent.
YWCA will equip survivors of Domestic Violence with the technology and support they need to capture their stories.
With operational support from the Spokane Arts Grant Awards, CMTV will continue to represent underserved populations.
With SAGA support, Oberst and his team will film, edit, and promote three pilot episodes to facilitate community building and civic-minded engagement in the Inland Northwest.