The following financial assistance listing is for 2015.  Updated information will be available mid June, 2016.  Please check back then, or use the contact information to inquire directly to the various entitles.


Arizona Commission on the Arts

Offers Professional Development Grants for individuals designed to assist Arizona artists, arts administrators and arts educators with funding support for participation in professional development and skills-building activities which contribute to significant professional growth.

Artist Research and Development Grants: Alex Nelson,

Gabriela Muñoz Artist Programs Manager (602) 771-6530



Idaho Commission on the Arts:
Offers travel support to presenters and performing artists
Contact Michelle Coleman.
Tel: 208-3342119 x 105.

Montana Arts Council:

Offering travel and general support grants for presenters and artists to attend the NW
Booking Conference. Contact: Arni Fishbaugh, Executive
Director. Tel: 406-444-6546
Visit (Apply under Professional Development).  Or contact Kristin Han Burgoyne, Grants Director, at or 406-444-6449.


Nevada Arts Council

Nevada Arts Council Professional Development Grants (PDGs) of up to $650 are available to individuals (who can prove 12 months residence in Nevada) or to organizations – government entities, tribes, non-arts organizations for “arts” professional development.

All “Must apply for NAC via GO (Grants Online):


Utah Division of Arts & Museums:

Offering registration scholarships for Utah presenters and performing artists to attend the NW Booking Conference.
Contact: Jason Bowcutt.
Tel: 801-236-7554


Washington States Arts Commission/ArtsWA



Wyoming Council on the Arts:
Offering support to artists to attend the NW Booking Conference for professional development purposes.
Contact: Rachel Clifton, Public Art and Creative Sector Individuals Specialist


Arts Northwest:
Arts Northwest has limited scholarships available for qualifed applicants. First time presenter attendees who might not otherwise be able to attend, and/or additional staff/board members from organizations with at least one fully registered delegate, are given preference. There are a limited number of scholarships available for showcasing artists.  Contact Arts Northwest as soon as possible if you are showcasing and need a scholarship!
Tel: 360-457-9290.