Festival Grants $80,000 in 2015

By providing wonderful events to celebrate art, the Anacortes Arts Festival is able to financially provide an extensive grant program dedicated to supporting art & creativity in our community.  The Festival provides grants each year to a wide range of arts education and enrichment programs. In 2015, the Festival has committed nearly $80,000 of funding to support the arts in Anacortes. With an emphasis on art education for children, our “giving back” funding includes:





Anacortes School District Cultural Arts Program
Museum of Northwest Art – MoNA Link Arts Education Program
Art for the Sky – A combined art and science program for all elementary students
Public Art – Commissions and purchases
Instruments – For school music programs
Artists in the Schools – Supporting artists and elementary education
Boys & Girls Club Fine Art Program
Skagit River Poetry Festival – Poets in Schools
Anacortes Family Center – Art therapy programs for homeless children

Since 1994, the Arts Festival’s Giving Back program has provided more than $600,000 to these types of programs.   The Board is committed to continuing to create new revenue streams so that we can expand these important grants over time.  For more information about our Giving Program, visit … Giving Back .. Grants