Artist Resources

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Arts & Culture E-News

Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation sends out periodic updates about arts happenings in Olympia or opportunities for local artists in all disciplines.

Other Resources

The following are additional resources available to local artists through local, regional and national agencies (not affiliated with the City of Olympia). Know of a good resource not on this list? Let us know!

Artist Trust

Seattle-based organization dedicated to supporting Washington State artists working in all creative disciplines


The Washington State Arts Commission serves the public as a catalyst for the arts, advancing the role of the arts in the lives of individuals and communities throughout the state.


A project of the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), CAFe is the leading online application system for public art projects, artist fellowships, juried visual art competitions and exhibitions , art commissions, public art RFQs, invitationals, residencies, fellowships, mini grants, awards, and more!

Enterprise for Equity

Olympia organization offers Art-preneur training to help serious would-be or current business owners research and write a comprehensive business plan for their art-based business so they know where they’re headed and how to get there.


Seattle-based organization empowers artists through equitable access to vital expertise, opportunities, and business services.

Thurston Economic Development Center for Business & Innovation

Low or no cost one-stop resource – with counseling services for businesses in all stages of development, a comprehensive resource library, workshops, classes, networking events, and more.

Washington Lawyers for the Arts

Founded in 1976, Washington Lawyers for the Arts (WLA) is a nonprofit service organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Washington state by creating alliances and making legal resources accessible to artists and arts organizations of all disciplines.


Contact Stephanie Johnson at 360.709.2678 or