The Washington Festivals and Events Association will be helping King County administer a grant program to deliver $2 million in COVID recovery funds to the festival and events industry in the County.
The County and WFEA realize that the event sector has been impacted more than almost any other during this pandemic. It also recognizes the need for special events and festivals to reopen so that people can gather to celebrate culture, diversity and the arts again.
Therefore, we are offering funding to eligible festivals and events who experienced a revenue loss from 2019-2020 , due to a COVID-related cancellation or an event held at reduced capacity or scope, only partially holding their events.
The County and WFEA wants to get the industry back to work – organizers, vendors, artists, musicians, etc., by funding the organizations who hire them.
All types of organizations are eligible – non-profit events and for-profit events, chambers, cities, tourism entities, events with paid staff or that are all volunteer, etc.
WFEA will provide program outreach and marketing services for the program, deliver technical assistance to applicants, and provide industry advisory and liaising services to King County during the evaluation of grant applications.
2021 WFEA Annual Conference
Learn from leading experts in the events and festival field at this timely WFEA Annual Conference
November 2-4, 2021
Embassy Suites, Bellevue
Per mandates from King County, all in-person attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination.
There will be an option for registrants to attend virtually and watch the sessions after the conference.
"The WFEA has done a lot of work to translate state requirements into information that's easy to use. In accordance with the Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recover, they've been making it easier for organizations like ours to hold these events."
- Yelm Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Line Critchfield
BECOME A MEMBER TODAY
Membership in WFEA is designed to be ultra-affordable. For only a few dollars per month you become part of the collective voice of the festivals and events industry in our state, you receive timely notices and updates on opportunities and trends affecting our businesses, and you become entitled to major discounts to a multitude of relevant educational and marketing opportunities throughout the calendar year. These discounts alone more than offset the price of your annual membership.
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