Peggy Doering, Spokane Valleyfest
Jon Neill, Bloomsday
Tom Stebbins, Spokane Golf Show
Bruce Skinner, Executive Director, Washington Festivals and Events
10:10 – 11:00 AM
Despite generating very little revenue the last two years and having limited revenue in the bank, most events are coming back in 2022. Here’s how they’re taking a new look at their budgets and sponsorship.
Bruce Skinner, Executive Director Washington Festivals and Events
11:10 AM – 12:00 PM
Many events are planning to reopen this spring and summer – hear how several of them have planned/are planning to do it.
Riley Stockton, Hoopfest
Bill Burke, Pig Out in the Park
Peggy Doering, Valleyfest
12:00 – 12:45 PM
Learn about future grants that will be available for festival and event organizers in the State of Washington. First, we will cover funding opportunities from the Washington State Arts Commission, who will have grants available for festivals and events of all sizes. Secondly, The Washington State Department of Commerce is making $3.5 million available this summer specifically for festival and events in communities with a population of 100,000 or less. WFEA and ArtsWA will be administering this fund – we want to go over how to apply for the grant and what will be important to grant reviewers.
Bruce Skinner, Executive Director, Washington Festivals and Events Association
Karen Hanan, Washington State Arts Commission