American Rescue Plan (ARP) Fund for Organizations
WESTAF ARP awarded grant funding to 44 arts and culture organizations across the 13-state WESTAF-region, with at least two grants awarded per state at an average level of $35,000 each. Aligning with the priorities of the National Endowment for the Arts (Arts Endowment), the WESTAF ARP program focused on applications that indicated a deep commitment to cultural equity, social justice and disrupting systemic racism through service to a host of constituencies, including rural and remote communities, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and organizations that support the independence and lifelong inclusion of people with disabilities, among others. Click the button below to learn more about the WESTAF ARP fund, grantees, and panelists.
WESTAF Regional Arts Resilience Fund
In June 2020, WESTAF announced its partnership with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation on a new relief grant to support arts organizations in the 13-state western region. WESTAF funded 39 organizations with grants in the range of $30,000 to $74,000. Applications were assessed on commitment to equity; exceptional artistic impact; visionary leadership; and engagement and impact locally, regionally, and nationally.
WESTAF CARES Relief Fund for Organizations
In July 2020, WESTAF announced the recipients of its Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Relief Fund for Organizations grants. Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, this competitive grant program was established to provide general operating support to arts and cultural organizations in the West that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the button below for a full list of awardees.