Bringing programs into your neighborhood.

Tacoma Creates is an initiative to support our youth, neighborhoods and businesses through arts, culture, science and heritage programs.

Youth: In classrooms, before and after school, and through summer programs

Neighborhoods: Local programs, community celebrations, festivals and cultural fairs

Equity & Access: Free and reduce tickets, admission and memberships

Economic Growth: More activity, greater sustainability, and increased tourism

Pre-Application Survey Available: Help the City of Tacoma’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality understand the field of organizations who may be eligible to apply for Tacoma Creates funding and help shape the program and capacity building opportunities. Arts, culture, science and heritage organizations, please click on this link to participate.

Because it’s our city.

Tacoma Creates is an initiative that will expand equity and access to Tacoma’s arts, culture, science and heritage programs. It will increase opportunities for children and youth. It will strengthen Neighborhoods. Creative and cultural experiences will be accessible to all residents, especially lower income families and public school students. Watch the video.



Stay informed about Tacoma Creates and how we’re working to help our communities thrive. We’ll share other stories, too, about activities and events that help make our city a better place to live.



Show your support. Help us provide more access to arts, culture, science and heritage programs. Your donation amount will help our children and youth. You’ll help make our neighborhoods better places to live and work.



We need your help. Give your time and talents and together we can help make our beautiful city an even better place to live. We have opportunities for everyone. It’s easy and fun.