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Funding available for Seattle arts and cultural organizations

Seattle-based arts and cultural organizations are invited to apply for the city’s Civic Partners funding program, administered by the Office of Arts & Culture. The program provides two-year funding commitments with allocations for 2014 and 2015. Funding is intended to promote a healthy and diverse arts and cultural community by increasing public access to arts opportunities.

The online application is available here. The deadline to apply is 11 p.m. Wednesday, June 12.

Seattle-based arts, cultural and heritage organizations of all sizes and disciplines with a minimum three-year history of continuous operation and programming and a not-for-profit business structure (does not have to have­­­­ 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status) are eligible to apply.

Two Information Workshops

Get an overview on how to apply to Civic Partners including information on eligibility, criteria and tips for putting together an effective proposal. We especially encourage first-time applicants to attend. Register for either session by contacting Kathy Hsieh, grants program manager at or (206) 733-9926.

  • 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S.
  • 1 to 2:30 p.m., Monday, May 20, at Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave.