Artist Trust has made available its application for Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) awards. These awards (maximum, $1,400 each) "provide support for artist-generated projects, which can include (but are not limited to) the development, completion or presentation of new work." There's no application fee, and you have until February 24 to postmark your application.
Applicants "must be a practicing artist, 18 years of age or older by application deadline date, a generative artist, and a resident of Washington State at the time of application and when the award is granted. Applicants may NOT be a graduate or undergraduate matriculated student enrolled in any degree program. See application for more information on eligibility." Note that the projects themselves need not take place in Washington State.
Note also that writers from a wide array of disciplines may apply. For this program, "literary arts" includes but is not limited to Creative Non-Fiction, Experimental Works, Fiction, Graphic Novels, and Poetry. "Media Arts" includes but is not limited to film, video, animation, screenplays, and teleplays. "Performance Arts" includes but is not limited to musical theater, playwriting, and theater (and others). And applicants practicing in emerging fields or with cross-disciplinary interests (such as digital arts) are also welcome to apply, though they are advised to "call if you have questions about whether to apply in this category."
You can find out much more, and download the 2006 application, right here.