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City invests in neighborhood arts festivals and events

We’re pleased to announce funding awards to 39 neighborhood arts festivals and events through our Neighborhood & Community Arts (NCA) program. The program will invest $46,800 ($1,200 per organization) in events taking place throughout the city this year.

The varied slate of neighborhood events includes BeatWalk, Columbia City’s monthly music festival; All 4 1 dancepalooza, a contemporary dance festival presented by DASSdance; Honk! Fest West, a marching street band that will perform across the city; Celebrate Little Saigon, a Vietnamese cultural festival and night market; and dozens of neighborhood festivals celebrating various cultures, including, Asian, African American, Hawaiian and Latin art forms.

“Seattle’s neighborhoods are home to a range of cultural events that help forge connections among diverse communities,” said Vincent Kitch, director of the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. “By investing in these events we hope to support creativity at a grassroots level and help build community through arts and cultural participation.”

NCA supports neighborhood groups that produce recurring festivals or events that promote arts and cultural participation, build community and enhance the visibility of neighborhoods through arts and culture.