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Funding available for Seattle arts and cultural organizations

We’re accepting applications  for the city’s Civic Partners funding program for 2012-2013. Seattle-based arts, heritage and cultural organizations and arts-service organizations of all sizes and disciplines with a not-for-profit business structure (does not have to have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status) and a minimum three-year history of continuous programming serving Seattle residents and visitors are eligible to apply. Application deadline is Wednesday, June 8.

Click here to preview the guidelines and for a link to the online application.

The two-year funding program promotes a healthy and diverse arts and cultural community and supports organizations’ core program goals. Funding awards underwrite public access to a rich variety of arts and cultural opportunities and help recipients attract other supporters.

Organizations interested in applying may attend an information session, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 12 at the Seattle Public Library, Beacon Hill Branch. Free hands-on computer labs to help familiarize applicants with the online grant application will be held 2 to 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m., Monday, May 2, at the Seattle Municipal Tower. We especially encourage first-time applicants to attend the information session and a computer lab. Please register in advance for the computer lab. No advance registration is needed for the information session.