Seattle Office of Arts and Culture
10/22/19 11:00 PM PST
Grants to Seattle, Washington individual artists, community-based groups, and neighborhood arts councils for arts and cultural events and festivals in eligible parks. Funding is intended to activate parks located in economically distressed and underserved areas of the city. Funding may be used for artist fees, marketing and promotional fees, project management and personnel costs, supplies, equipment rentals or other production-related costs, required permits and no more than 10% for food-related costs.
This grant supports new and established festivals or events that promote arts and cultural participation, celebrate diversity, build community connections, and activate parks through arts and culture while connecting with under-resourced communities including low-income, people with disabilities, immigrant and refugee communities, and communities of color.
Cultural activities and parks are an essential part of a vibrant, healthy and inclusive community. The mission of Seattle Parks and Recreation is to provide welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate, and build community, and promote responsible stewardship of the land. In partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Office of Arts & Culture seeks to partner with arts and community groups to create a City where all artists, and communities have the freedom, agency, and platform to share and amplify their stories, art, cultures and experiences, regardless of race, class, gender, age, ability, education, country of birth, citizenship, religion, and sexual orientation. Organizations, groups and individual artists representing under-resourced communities including low-income, immigrant and refugee communities, and communities of color are encouraged to apply.
The Project must:
For a list of preferred parks, see: http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/Arts/Downloads/Grants/PutArtsParks/PARKS20%20Guidelines%20FINAL.pdf#page=7
GrantWatch ID#: 175585
Eligible applicants may request up to $ 7,800. Applicants can apply for the following levels of funding:
- $1,300 (Requires no track record for event production.)
*Only groups with a demonstrated history of producing events can apply for funding at $2,600 level
**Events/projects previously funded at the $7,200 level in years past may only apply for $5,200 or less, EXCEPT events/projects that provide a minimum of 12 hours of public programming in an eligible park over the course of at least four (4) days.
Funded organizations will receive one (1) year of AIP funding support (for events in 2020).
Proposed projects must be presented in eligible City of Seattle park locations between April 1 and November 30, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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