City Funded Cultural Activities

2024-2025 Cultural Funding Award Cycle 

The City of Bainbridge Island received 16 eligible requests for proposals totaling approximately $524,861 for cultural projects and activities that will benefit Bainbridge Island residents and visitors during 2024-2025. Special consideration will be 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

2024-2025 Cultural Funding Cycle

2024-2025 Eligible Cultural Activities Proposals

Organization/Proposal Project Amount Requested 2-Year Funding Award
Amabile Choir Operating Support for Amabile Choir 18,000 5,000
Arts & Humanities Bainbridge Arts & Humanities Bainbridge Cultural Funding (Operating and Project Support) 50,000 22,500
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) Youth & Teen Programs at BARN 41,615 20,000
Bainbridge Chorale Request for General Operating Support 12,000 7,000
Bainbridge Island Film Festival Bainbridge Island Film Festival Operational Support 20,000 10,000
Bainbridge Island Historical Museum Building a Strong Base of Support 30,000 20,000
Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Educating the Public on the Japanese American Culture and History 25,000 20,000
Bainbridge Island Poet Laureate Program Bainbridge Island Poet Laureate - 2024-2025 Organizational Funding 10,000 7,000
Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra Commission of Sequel to "Adventures on Bainbridge"
20,000 6,000
Bainbridge Performing Arts Bainbridge Performing Arts 2024-2025 Operating Support 50,000 35,000
Bloedel Reserve The Intersection of Creativity and Nature: Support for Bloedel Reserve Creative Residency Program 40,000 20,000
IslandWood Community Education Programs 20,000 10,000
Kids Discovery Museum General Operating Support for Kids Discovery Museum 50,000 32,500
Ovation! Performing Arts Northwest 2024-2025 COBI Cultural Funding Request for General
Operating Support for Ovation! 
40,000 15,000
Vitalize Kitsap Somewhere Under the Rainbow 48,246 35,000
WEAVE Presents WEAVE Presents (Operating Support for 2024-2025) 50,000 35,000

524,861 300,000
  1. 2022-2023
  2. 2020-2021
  3. 2018-2019

2022-2023 Cultural Activities Projects

Annual Report
2-Year Funding Award
Arts and Humanities BainbridgeOperating SupportLink15,000
Arts and Humanities Bainbridge (Fiscal Sponsor - Moonlight Market)Moonlight Market 12,000
Bainbridge Artisan Resource NetworkGrowing Youth and Teen ProgramsLink29,902
Bainbridge Arts and CraftsOperating SupportLink15,000
Bainbridge ChoraleOperating Support
Bainbridge Island Historical MuseumOur Community: Past to Present ExhibitLink15,000
Bainbridge Island Historical MuseumOperating Support30,000
Bainbridge Island Museum of ArtUntold Stories of Bainbridge IslandLink10,000
Bainbridge Performing ArtsOperating SupportLink15,000
Inclusion Study GroupLink9,400
Bloedel ReserveCreative Residency through Partnerships10,000
Island TheatreTen-Minute Play Festival15,000
Island Time Activities (dba Vitalize Kitsap)Theater & Art for EveryoneLink20,000
Kids Discovery MuseumOperating SupportLink25,000
Ovation! Performing Arts NorthwestOperating SupportLink15,000
Sustainable Bainbridge ReFashion Project12,000
The Lesser-Known PlayersOperating Support15,000
WEAVE PresentsOperating Support24,698

2022-23 Cultural Funding Proposals