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WFEA Central Puget Sound Chapter: More Grant Opportunities Available for Festival & Event Organizers

  • August 15, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, Room 409


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A seminar you won’t want to miss!

More Grant Opportunities Available

For Festival and Event Organizers

And unlike the just completed $3.5 festival grant, events in

cities and communities of all sizes will be eligible

August 15, 2022

Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue

Room 409

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Luncheon Presentation
Future Funding Opportunities Available for Festival and Event Organizers

The Department of Commerce’s Working Washington: Round 5 Small Business Grants Program will open on August 17. $45 million will be made available to the arts, culture, heritage and science sector, of which festivals and events are included. Grants will be awarded to organizations that have experience financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic – learn how you can be a recipient of these funds. Eligible businesses may receive up to a $75,000 grant, and Commerce is permitted to prioritize those who have not yet received a grant.

Bruce Skinner, Executive Director, Washington Festivals and Events Association

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
Navigating the Future of Sponsorship Marketing

Future sponsorship success will require bold, new thinking. Sponsorship has been progressing over the last several years, and while strides have been taken toward strengthening the relationships between brands and event properties, there is still a lot of work to be done. Paula will share her industry predictions and winning strategies to improve performance, build stronger partnerships and deliver better results. Paula will also reveal the most important factors to sponsors and her insights on how to close the gap between sellers and buyers.

Paula Beadle, Caravel Marketing

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

King County Report – Kate Becker

Working with the City of Seattle – Randy Wiger

In addition to receiving an update from Randy Wiger, he’ll also provide an overview on engaging with the Mayor and City Council regarding priorities of the special events industry.


We offer 3 different membership rate levels. For students, individuals and organizations - each based on annual budget.

$95 / $125 / $195


Bruce Skinner: 360-808-3204
Jeremy Gilchrist: 360-477-6556


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Port Angeles, WA 98362

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