Grants 2024

We invite all participants to apply for support to receive free tickets and a grant up to $500 to help pay for the materials of your project. Participating artists, designers, and creative technologists may include visual art, sound, video, performance, landscaping, architectural elements, costumes, and so forth, however all projects should incorporate an electronic, interactive, or ecological component relevant to the theme, Sun Wind Water.

2024 Grants Schedule

  • February – April: Recruiting and calls for participation.
  • Friday, April 26th, midnight: Application submission deadline (form link below).
  • Friday, May 3rd, Notifications of supported projects sent.
  • Thursday, June 20th – Sunday, June 23rd, Electric Sky:  On-site collaboration in the Electric Sky Creativity Lab.
  • Sat, June 20th:  7:30pm, projects completed and installed, followed by art show and party (8:00 – 11:00).
  • Sun, June23rd: Takedown. Note we have the entire park reserved through noon on Sunday. The kitchen and main art area is reserved a through to Monday for extra takedown time.

How to Apply

If you wish to participate as a supported collaborator in the Sun Wind Water art show at Electric Sky, please complete and send the attached form by Friday, April 26th, 2024.  You will be able to keep any materials purchased by your approved project budget after the event.


  1. First, be sure to read our description of the Sun Wind Water theme.
  2. Copy and paste the questions in the google doc linked to below and then write a response to each question.
  3. Send as an email to with the subject “Electric Sky — Sun Wind Water: Application for Supported Participation”. You may paste your responses directly into your email or attach and send.
  4. Send by Friday, April 26th, at midnight.



  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Participate with an open spirit of collaboration, seeking to contribute your own special skills and interests, while also taking advantage of the skills and interests of other collaborators — all with patience and good humor.
  • Attend the Electric Sky Art and Tech Retreat in Skykomish Washington at least from from Friday Jue 21st to – Sunday June 23rd.  You may arrive as early as Thursday but please be there by Friday evening in time for our first organizing group meeting.
  • At  the minimum set up and take down your contribution to the Sun Wind Water group art show, but also help/collaborate with others.
  • Submit receipts to be reimbursed for your approved project budget within 30 days of Electric Sky (July 23rd).  If you cannot purchase materials out of pocket, you may also coordinate with Shelly Farnham (the creative director) to have materials purchased for you.  Email shelly at
  • If you later exhibit your sponsored work at another show after Electric Sky, we ask that you indicate in your signage “sponsored by Electric Sky” to help spread the word about our great event.

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