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Funding available for 2012 neighborhood arts events

Seattle is flush with festivals and offers an extraordinary array of arts and cultural events throughout its diverse neighborhoods.

Community groups planning a neighborhood arts or cultural event in 2012 can apply for funding through the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs’ Neighborhood & Community Arts program. Funded organizations receive $1,200 each to support annual public festivals and events. Link to the online application here. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Pick up some pointers on putting together a successful application at an information session, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Douglass-Truth Branch of The Seattle Public Library, 2300 E. Yesler Way.  RSVP to Paul Rucker, (206) 684-7084, by Friday, Sept. 30.

In 2011, the funding program provided $1,200 each to 40 organizations to support annual public festivals and events, including the Moisture Festival, World Rhythm Festival concert and the Hmong New Year.