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Arts Mean Business funding program for arts jobs open

Applications for our new Arts Mean Business funding program are now available. The program will award one-time funds to Seattle arts, heritage, cultural and arts-service organizations for jobs that will make a difference in each organization’s ability to generate extra revenue to support its mission.

Eligible organizations are Seattle-based with at least a three-year operating history as a legally established, not-for-profit organization; have as its primary purpose an arts, culture or heritage focus; and demonstrate a record of ongoing artistic or cultural accomplishments serving Seattle residents.

Funds may be used to support salaried or contract positions that are crucial to the implementation of sustainable revenue strategies. These may be new positions or additional hours for existing positions.

Funding amounts are determined by organizations’ budget size. Organizations with an annual budget of less than $400,000 are eligible for $2,000 to $10,000. Organizations with an annual budget greater than $400,000 are eligible for up to $25,000.

Applications are due 11 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10. Find the guidelines and online application here.

Information Sessions
We strongly encourage all applicants to attend an information session. Space is limited. RSVP is required by contacting Kathy Hsieh, (206) 733-9926.

Mon., Aug. 13, 5:30-7 p.m.
Douglass-Truth Branch Library
2300 E. Yesler Way

Tues., Aug. 21, 1-2:30 p.m.
Seattle Municipal Tower, Room 1756
700 5th Avenue

 For questions about the program and applications contact
Kathy Hsieh, (206) 733-9926. For technical support for the online application, call (206) 684-7171.