Spokane Arts creates and promotes arts and culture in our region through grantmaking, arts programming, advocacy, and professional development. We work to amplify Spokane as the cultural hub of the Inland Northwest. Spokane Arts is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is overseen by a governing board (formerly known as the Spokane Arts Fund board) as well as advised by the Spokane Arts Commission, a volunteer board of artists and arts advocates. Find more information at www.spokanearts.org.

October is a month-long celebration of arts and culture!
Use this form to submit your Arts Month events and activities.
Arts Tour is October 5, 6, and 7.
Multiple events must be submitted separately.
Deadline for submitting information: August 15, 2018.

In celebration of national arts and humanities month, Spokane Arts is coordinating the 5th annual Arts Month, to be held in October 2018.

Artists, arts organizations, arts businesses, and creatives of all types are encouraged to submit their October events or activities through spokanearts.submittable.com. Using the information submitted, Spokane Arts will promote those events and programs to the community, encouraging people to attend and support them.
Spokane Arts will promote the events and activities in one or many of the following ways: inclusion in an online Arts Month calendar, where people can browse for events and build a personalized schedule; on the Spokane Arts social media (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more); in the Spokane Arts e-newsletter; and more. Spokane Arts will place print and digital advertising to promote Arts Month, which will link to the calendar and may feature certain submitted events. (Spokane Arts cannot promise that every single submission will be featured in our print advertising campaign, but all relevant submissions will be promoted via the online resources listed above.) Spokane Arts will also seek earned media coverage to promote October’s arts and cultural offerings.    


Arts Awards recognize the accomplishments of artists, arts and cultural organizations and local individuals committed to enriching our community through the arts.   The four awards categories reflect the values of Spokane Arts:   Leadership, Collaboration, Imagination and Inclusion.  

In any of these categories, you may nominate an artist, volunteer, neighborhood, educator, organization, community leader, donor, business or any other entity which you feel deserves recognition.  Emerging or established, young or old, on the edge or in the center – we welcome any nomination that celebrates the wealth of participation in Spokane’s arts ecosystem. 

Here’s the list of the award categories: 

Leadership – positive and consistent advocacy, a role model for others in the arts, a venture culturalist, excellent stewardship of resources

Collaboration – creating and supporting partnerships, sharing resources, finding shared solutions, brings new meaning to the phrase “democratic participation” 

Inclusion – enacting just and diverse community, building bridges across divides,  proactive approach to accessibility and inclusion 

Imagination – an energizing and inspiring presence, jaw-dropping creativity, sky’s-the-limit approach, excellent execution of innovative ideas

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