Apply for an Arts Walk Innovation Award

City of Olympia
Date of Release: December 20, 2018

Angel Nava
Arts Program Specialist

Apply for an Arts Walk Innovation Award

A New Arts Walk Program to Support Innovation in the Arts

The Olympia Arts Walk Innovation Award is a pilot project to support innovative art projects happening in connection with the Olympia Arts Walk. For spring 2019 The Olympia Arts Walk is looking to feature up to 5 innovative projects, ideally one project in each of the five featured Arts Walk Zones. Projects will be selected based on how well they exemplify innovation/creativity and community engagement through the arts.

Projects can include but are not limited to: new works of art; performances; and art activities designed to engage community members in unique ways. Projects must be free and open to the public.

Artists, businesses, organizations, performers, and collaborations are able to apply. Selected awardees will receive a complementary Olympia Arts Walk registration for spring 2019.

To apply submit an online application by January 6, 2019. Applicants will be notified by January 10, 2019 whether or not they have received the award. All awardees will be required to complete the Olympia Arts Walk online registration form by January 31, 2019 with finalized activity details in order to be featured.

Olympia Arts Walk - a semi-annual community event celebrating the arts both regionally and nationally. Since October 1990 thousands gather in downtown Olympia in both the fall and spring for a festive arts experience that uses creativity to connect and engage people from Olympia and the surrounding community.

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  • Spring Event Registration: January 1-31, 2019
  • Spring Arts Walk: April 26-27, 2019
  • Fall Event Registration: June 15- July 15, 2019
  • Fall Arts Walk: October 5-6, 2019
  • 2020 Cover Artist Application Deadline: November 1, 2019

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