Seattle Parks and Recreation, Office of Arts & Culture open next round of Arts in Parks grant applications

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Program reaches out to underserved communities

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) and the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) invite individual artists, neighborhood arts councils and local community-based groups to apply for a new round of Arts in Parks (AIP) grants.

These grants, funded by the Seattle Park District, are for individuals and community based groups, especially those from underserved, immigrant, refugee communities and communities of color, to produce temporary art installations and artistic performances, festivals and other events in Seattle parks.

Groups applying need not be 501(c)(3) nonprofits, nor are they required to use a fiscal agent. Funded organizations will receive one year of funding support ranging from $1,200 to $7,200 to support direct expenses.

Find the guidelines and application for AIP grants here, temporary art call here, and Neighborhood & Community Arts grant here. Guidelines for AIP applications are available in Mandarin, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

The deadline for AIP grant programs is 11 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

Applicants who want to learn what makes a strong application and get information about other funding programs can attend one of the free workshops listed here. These interactive question-and-answer sessions will cover specifics on eligibility and how to apply. SPR encourages first time applicants to attend.   

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 5:30-7 p.m.
2100 Building, Community Room A 2100 24th Ave. S
RSVP here

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Green Lake Library 7364 East Green Lake Dr. N Seattle, WA 98115
RSVP here

Monday, September 19, 2016, 5:30-7 p.m.
High Point Library 3411 SW Raymond St.
RSVP here