2020 Arts in Parks and Neighborhood & Community Arts grants: Deadline Extended

DEADLINE EXTENDED for the 2020 Arts in Parks and Neighborhood & Community Arts grants, Closing Monday, Oct. 28, 2019.

The Office of Arts & Culture has two grant programs open to support and encourage the vibrant cultural work being done in and by communities throughout Seattle. The deadline has been extended, now closing on Monday October 28.


Arts in Parks 2020 (AIP)

In partnership with The Office of Arts & Culture, this program supports neighborhood arts councils, community-based groups, and individual artists that are seeking to activate eligible Seattle Parks in underserved and economically constrained areas of the city. 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.

Eligibility and Funding

Individual artists, neighborhood arts councils and local community-based groups are eligible. Proposed projects must be presented in eligible City of Seattle park locations between April 1 and November 30, 2020. Eligible applicants may request up to $7,800 one-year funding to support direct project expenses in 2020. See guidelines for details.


Neighborhood & Community Arts grant 2020 (NCA)

Seattle offers an extraordinary array of arts and cultural events throughout its diverse neighborhoods and communities. The Office of Arts & Culture’s Neighborhood & Community Arts Program supports creativity at a grassroots level by investing in recurring festivals and events that promote arts and cultural participation, celebrate diversity, build community connections, and enhance the visibility of neighborhoods or cultural communities through arts and culture.

Eligibility and Funding

Neighborhood arts councils and local community-based groups serving diverse cultures and neighborhoods that have been in existence for at least one year at the time of application. Proposed projects must take place within the City of Seattle and be presented no earlier than January 1, 2020 and produced in 2020 and 2021. Applicants will receive two (2) years of funding at $1,300 per year for their events in 2020 and 2021. See guidelines for details.