Allied Arts Foundation 2019 Artist Grant Awards

Allied Arts Foundation will award three $5,000 grants to artists in 2019. Applicants must be emerging or early-to-mid-career artists residing in Washington State. This year’s awards will focus on 3D/sculpture visual arts. Awards are based on merit; no needs statement or project description is required. Students are ineligible. Deadline is Monday, March 4, 2019, 5 PM. Complete information at:

Each year, the City of Bellingham and the Whatcom Museum sponsor the “Essence of Bellingham” photography competition in the spring. Digital or scanned entries gathered over the previous year that capture the “essence” of Bellingham are showcased and added to a collection documenting Bellingham and the diverse nature of life in our city and county.  Entries may appear in Whatcom Museum and City of Bellingham publications and in various places such as print, TV, and the Internet. All residents of Whatcom County are eligible to participate with the exception of those called upon to jury the competition.​ Entries will be accepted March 1 – May 1, 2019Visit the Essence of Bellingham website to learn more.