The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs is now accepting applications for our Youth Arts funding program, which supports arts training opportunities for Seattle’s middle and high school youth outside of school hours.
Individual teaching artists, artist teams, arts and cultural organizations, and youth-service agencies with nonprofit status or fiscal sponsorship are eligible to apply. Priority is placed on serving youth or communities with limited access to arts and culture. Funding awards range up to $10,000 for projects in all artistic disciplines that take place between September 2011 and September 2012. The application deadline is Feb. 15, 2011.
“There is no doubt that the arts challenge, engage and motivate young people,” said James Keblas, interim director of the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. “The Youth Arts program is one way we are forging community partnerships to help Seattle’s teens build lifelong skills and find friends and positive self-expression through the arts.”
For more information and to access the online application click here.
All applicants are encouraged to learn more about the Youth Arts program and application process at an upcoming workshop, to be held Jan. 19, 2011.
This program gives an excellent opportunity for Seattle’s youth to be exposed to the arts. Being exposed to the art world allows the youth to see things from different prospectives and ask valuable questions.