City Funded Cultural Activities

2020-2021 Cultural Funding Cycle

Important Dates*
Thursday, August 22 - Request for Proposal Issued
Monday, September 9 - Pre-Application Information Workshop/Open House (3-4:30 pm)
Monday, September 9 - Committee Orientation (6-8:30 pm)
Monday, September 30 - Proposal Deadline (no later than 4 pm)
Monday, October 14 - Initial Feedback on Proposals (6-8 pm)
Monday, October 28 - Applicant Presentations (6-9 pm)
Monday, November 4 - 
Deliberations (6-8 pm)
Wednesday, November 6 - Deliberations (6-8 pm) - if needed
Tuesday, November 26 - Funding Recommendations to City Council (1st Touch)
Tuesday, December 10 - Approve Funding

*All meeting will be held at City Hall, 280 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, WA

View Questions & Answers from September 9, 2019 Pre-Application Information Workshop/Open House

City Seeking Request for Proposals

The City of Bainbridge Island is seeking proposals for cultural projects and activities that will benefit Bainbridge Island residents and visitors during 2020-2021. 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. All City-funded activities must provide public benefit as described on page 5. 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.

A total of $300,000 will be available for distribution through a two-year funding cycle. Applicants can apply for awards ranging from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $30,000 and funds may be used to support activities during 2020 and 2021. The City hopes to consider support for a wide range of projects and activities of varying sizes that provide public benefit to Bainbridge Island residents and visitors.

View and download the Request for Proposal (PDF)

Proposals are due no later than 4:00 pm Monday, September 30, 2019.

For more information on the Cultural Funding Advisory Committee, please visit the Cultural Funding Advisory Committee webpage.

2020-2021 Cultural Activities Proposals

Organization/Proposal Project Amount Requested
Arts and Humanities Bainbridge Operating Support $  29,000
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network Growing Youth & Teen Program $  29,181
Bainbridge Arts and Craft Operating Support $  30,000
Bainbridge Chorale Operating Support $  10,000
Bainbridge Downtown Association Economic & Cultural Programs $  30,000
Bainbridge Historical Museum Her Vote. Her Story. and Protest Exhibits $  12,000
Bainbridge Historical Museum Operating Support $  30,000
Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Community Connection (Website Reconstruction/Face-to-Face Connection $  15,000
Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation District ARTLAB Project $  24,285
Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation District Extending Sounds of Summer Concert Series $  10,000
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Cultural Impact Initiative $  30,000
Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center Senior Cultural Activities $  30,000
Bainbridge Performing Arts Operating Support $  30,000
Battle Point Astronomical Association Revitalizing Our Island Observatory $  30,000
Bloedel Reserve Gratitude Day 2020 & 2021 $  30,000
Island Theatre Ten-Minute Play Festival $  22,738
Island Time Activities (ITA) Operating Support $  30,000
Kids Discovery Museum Operating Support $  30,000
New Life Community Development Agency Living Arts Cultural Heritage Project $ 30,000
Ovation!  Performing Arts Northwest Operating Support $ 30,000
The Lesser-Known Players Operating Support $  20,000
Total   $512,204

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