Who We Fund

Each year, the City of Issaquah invests in arts and culture through a grants program that supports valuable arts programming, arts education, cultural events and festivals in the community.

2023 Arts Grants

For 2023, the City has awarded $145,880 to 27 projects — ranging from free community music series and Shakespeare in the park to arts programs for local schools and underserved community members.

2023 Grants
Clark Elementary School PTA: Hands-on, 3-D Art Program
Coco Allred Studio: Drawing Herd, Free Community Art Classes
Downtown Issaquah Association: Community Arts Programming Including Gas Station Blues and Confluence Music Festival
Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park: Art Projects in the Park 
Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce: Salmon Days Music Programming 
Highlands Council: Community Arts Programming Including Global Grub & Groove and Gallery Exhibitions
Influence the Choice: Student PSA Video Contest
Issaquah Cultural Circle: Community Arts Programming Including Club Inclusive Art, Day of the Dead Celebration and Children’s Day Celebration
Issaquah High School: Theatre Program
Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra: Free Public Concerts/Young Composers Competition
Issaquah Singers: Free Concerts at Senior Living Centers
Master Chorus Eastside: 4th of July Celebration
Seattle Shakespeare Company: Wooden O Free Shakespeare Program
The Garage, a Teen Café: Student Arts Programming
Village Theatre: Arts Partnership Support
Welcoming Week Planning Group: Issaquah Welcomes You Celebration