Grants

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*Please note: All of our application dates are subject to change.

Our Grant Opportunities

ARTS investments in cultural organizations, art groups, and individual artists make our community more vibrant. The grant programs include funding opportunities, initiatives and training for organizations, individual artists, youth arts programs, neighborhood and community groups. These grants make meaningful impacts in our communities by expanding access to arts and culture for residents and visitors throughout our city. The office is committed to removing barriers to participation and involving diverse cultures and underserved audiences and artists through all our funding programs.
Arts in Parks Program
Increasing arts and community events in parks throughout the city by investing in the vibrant cultural work being done in and by diverse communities throughout Seattle.
Open Date
10/4/2022
Open Time
9:00 AM
Close Date
11/15/2022
Close Time
5:00 PM
Eligible
Organization
Individual
CityArtist Grant
Providing grants for Seattle-based individual artists/curators to research, develop and present ideas or ventures. The program focuses on different creative forms/disciplines in alternating years.
Open Date
1/18/2022
Close Date
4/27/2022
Close Time
5:00 PM
Eligible
Individual
Centering Art & Racial Equity (C.A.R.E.) Grant
The C.A.R.E. grant awards three consecutive years of funding to Seattle arts and culture, heritage, and arts service organizations with a minimum three-year history of providing accessible programming for Seattle residents and visitors. To create a more equitable, vibrant, and relevant arts sector, ARTS prioritizes support for organizations with an arts-focused mission that are taking action to be anti-racist and who value, implement, and uphold inclusive practices through an intersectional racial equity lens.
Open Date
5/11/2022
Open Time
3:00 PM
Close Date
8/10/2022
Close Time
5:00 PM
Eligible
Organization
Cultural Facilities Fund
Awarding grants to Seattle arts, heritage, cultural and arts service organizations with facility projects that create greater access for those who have been (and are) inequitably excluded from owning, managing and leasing property. Communities of color have had the least access to controlling cultural space. This fund will prioritize projects that eliminate this disparity.
Eligible
Organization
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute Facility Grant
Aims to create community impact by broadening arts and culture participation at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, an historic landmark cultural facility in the heart of the Central Area neighborhood of Seattle.
Open Date
Now
Close Date
Ongoing
Eligible
Organization
Individual
Neighborhood & Community Arts grant
Supporting Seattle's neighborhood arts councils and community groups that produce events to promote arts and cultural participation and build community. As of 2020, this program has been placed on hold.
Eligible
Organization
Individual
smART ventures grant
Encouraging innovation and widening cultural participation, particularly by individuals, organizations and communities that may not qualify for other grant programs. Accepting applications year-round, smART ventures is flexible, inclusive and simple.
Open Date
Now
Close Date
Ongoing
Eligible
Youth
Individual
Organization
Youth Arts grant
Making a difference in the lives of Seattle middle and high school youth by providing arts education beyond the regular school day in neighborhoods throughout the city.
Open Date
3/7/2022
Close Date
4/18/2022
Eligible
Organization
Individual
Arts Mean Business grant
This pilot program created greater equity and inclusiveness in Seattle by funding pivotal arts jobs for arts, cultural and heritage organizations that serve under-represented communities. This program will not have an open application cycle in 2020.
Work Readiness Arts Program grant
This grant in collaboration with the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI), funded arts, cultural and community organizations providing programming that linked arts learning and work experiences for Seattle youth ages 12 to 18 years old. This program will not have an open application cycle in 2020.
Eligible
Organization

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