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Arts in Parks 2022 Grant

Festival CentroAmericano at Westcrest Park, photo by Jenny Crooks

The Office of Arts & Culture is partnering with Seattle Parks and Recreation to increase arts and community events in parks throughout the city. The Arts in Parks Program is an opportunity for the city to invest in the vibrant cultural work being done in and by diverse communities throughout Seattle.

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 communities most impacted by systemic oppression including low-income, people with disabilities, immigrant and refugee communities, and communities of color.

Please see the full call for all details


The Applicant must:

  • Be an individual artist, neighborhood arts council or local community-based group. Organizations and individual artists representing communities most impacted by systemic oppression including low-income, people with disabilities, immigrant and refugee communities, and communities of color are encouraged to apply.
  • Have a Federal Tax ID number and be based in the city of Seattle. Groups applying are not required to be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nor are they required to use a fiscal agent.

The Project must:

  • Have a significant arts and culture component,
  • Be free and open to the public,
  • Have insurance,
  • Provide a platform for under-resourced artists and communities,
  • Adhere to Seattle Parks and Recreation’s mission statement (see below),
  • And take place in a city of Seattle park between April and November 2022.

See Guidelines for list of preferred parks.

Events taking place in Downtown or City Center Parks or at Playfields and green spaces immediately adjacent to community centers are NOT eligible for this funding. See Guidelines for list of ineligible parks


Eligible applicants may request up to $7,800 one-year funding to support direct project expenses in 2022.


Wednesday, December1, 2021, 5:00pm Pacific.  Please allow ample time to complete and submit your application; applications will not be accepted after the 5:00pm Pacific deadline. 

Virtual Workshops

Learn more about this opportunity and how to turn in your strongest application. We highly encourage first-time applicants to attend:

Program Information Sessions

Get an overview of the program, what types of projects are funded, and how to fill out the application:

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
12 – 1:30pm
RSVP here

Thursday, October 28, 2021
5:30 – 7pm
RSVP here

Drop-In Sessions

A virtual Q&A session about the application and technical assistance with the new grants system:

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
12 – 1pm
RSVP here

Saturday, November 20, 2021
11am – 12pm
RSVP here


Apply on Fluxx, the City of Seattle’s new grant portal

If this is your first time using Fluxx, you will have to create a user profile before you start your application.

Click here for Application Instructions


For questions about the program or for help with the online application, please contact Project Manager, Jenny Crooks.; (206) 684-7084.