Last fall, Tacoma voters passed an initiative called Tacoma Creates, increasing access to arts, culture, heritage, and science experiences around the city by reducing barriers to access, especially for underserved youth.

If you are an arts, culture, heritage, or science organization based in Tacoma, consider completing the Tacoma Creates Pre-Application Survey. By doing so, you’ll offer insight to the City of Tacoma’s Office of Arts and Cultural Vitality, helping them to understand who may be eligible to apply for funding through Tacoma Creates.

The city strongly recommends relevant organizations to complete the survey by Monday, May 20, 2019, though surveys will be accepted after this date. If you intend to apply for Tacoma Creates funding, the survey is a necessary preliminary step to do so.

The survey can be completed by one person at each organization. Find it online at