City Funded Cultural Activities

Important Dates

Monday, September 27 (1-2 pm) Cultural Funding Pre-Application Meeting (Zoom link)
Potential applicants have the opportunity to learn more about the City's Cultural Funding program and ask questions about the RFP process.  Attendance is not required to apply for funding.

Reference Documents

2022-2023 Cultural Funding Cycle

For cultural activities in 2022-2023, the City will award $300,000 in funding to community organizations. The RFP seeks proposals for cultural projects and activities that will benefit Bainbridge Island residents and visitors. Special consideration is given to organizations and projects that will use City funds to advance the community objectives identified within the Cultural Element and/or Economic Element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan

All City-funded activities must provide public benefit as described on page 5 of the RFP. Special consideration will also be given to organizations and projects that:

    involve significant community participation; 

    create access to cultural activities for underserved or underrepresented communities, or include underrepresented art forms; 

    strengthen organizational capacity; and

    foster opportunities for collaboration within the cultural sector.

How to Apply
Complete the application form using the format provided (word / fillable form). Then submit your proposal and supporting attachments. 

  • Answer each question in the order in which they appear in the Proposal Narrative below.
  • The Proposal Narrative should be no more than 10 pages in length and typed in single-spaced 11-point font.
  • Submit one PDF electronically. Compile the documents in the order listed in the Materials Checklist below.
  • Each document should be labeled with your organization’s name and title of the document (e.g., in the header or footer). Please put page numbers on each page of the Proposal Narrative.
  • Submit your single PDF to CityAdmin@bainbridgewa.gov no later than 4:00pm on Friday, October 15, 2021.



2020-2021 Cultural Activities Projects

Organization/ Proposal Project
Amount Requested
2-Year Award
Arts and Humanities Bainbridge Operating Support $  29,000
$  29,000
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network Growing Youth & Teen Program $  29,181
$  24,262
Bainbridge Chorale Operating Support $  10,000
$  10,000
Bainbridge Historical Museum Her Vote. Her Story. and Protest Exhibits $  12,000
$  12,000
Bainbridge Historical Museum Operating Support $  30,000
$  24,000
Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Website Reconstruction/
Face-to-Face Connection
$  15,000
$  15,000
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Cultural Impact Initiative $  30,000
$  24,000
Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center Senior Cultural Activities $  10,000
$  10,000
Bainbridge Performing Arts Operating Support $  30,000
$  30,000
Island Theatre Ten-Minute Play Festival $  22,738
$  22,738
Island Time Activities (ITA) Operating Support $  30,000
$  30,000
Kids Discovery Museum Operating Support $  30,000
$  25,000
Ovation!  Performing Arts Northwest Operating Support $  30,000
$  24,000
The Lesser-Known Players Operating Support $  20,000
$  20,000
Total   $ 327,919
$300,000

2018-2019 Cultural Activities Projects

Organization/Proposal
Amount
Requested
Amount
Funded
2018
Report
2019
Report
Arts and Humanities Bainbridge
$20,000
$18,000
Link
 
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network
$30,000
$15,000
 
Bainbridge Arts and Crafts
$30,000
$30,000
 
Bainbridge Chorale
$20,000
$8,000
 
Bainbridge Island Historical Museum - Operating
$30,000
$30,000
 
Bainbridge Island Historical Museum - Yama Exhibit (Funded in 2018 Only)
$5,200
$5,200
N/A
Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community
$20,000
$18,000
 
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
$24,000
$24,000
 
Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra
$5,750
$5,750
 
Bainbridge Performing Arts
$30,000
$30,000
 
Battle Point Astronomical Association and
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network
$30,000
$20,000
 
Bloedel Reserve
$24,000
$15,000
 
Island Theatre
$6,000
$6,000
 
IslandWood
$30,000
$10,000
 
Kids Discovery Museum
$30,000
$30,000
 
Olympic Performance Group
$10,000
$10,000
 
Ovation!  Performing Arts Northwest
$30,000
$25,000
 
Total $374,950

$299,950