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Funding available for Seattle artists

We’re now accepting applications for the 2014 CityArtist Projects funding program that supports Seattle-based individual artists working in visual, literary (excluding playwriting) and media arts. Artists working in traditional/ethnic and multidisciplinary projects that incorporate one of these primary performing arts disciplines may also apply. Applicants may request up to $8,000 to support projects in 2014.

The application deadline is 11 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2013 (Pacific Daylight Time). Go here for the online application.

CityArtists is an annual funding program that provides support to individual Seattle artists to research, develop and present new, in-progress or remounted work that is taken to the next level. Projects must include a public presentation within the city limits of Seattle. The program encourages a broad range of artistic and cultural expression that reflects Seattle’s diversity. Funding is offered to artists in clusters of disciplines in the visual, media and literary arts and performing arts in alternate years.

For more information, contact Irene Gómez at or (206) 684-7310.

All applicants, particularly new ones, are encouraged to attend a workshop overview session plus a draft review. Reservations are not required for the workshop; the draft review session is by appointment only.

Workshop: Program Overview
Monday, June 3
5 to 7 p.m.
Seattle Public Library-Douglass Truth Branch, 2300 East Yesler Way
Past award recipients present tips at 6 p.m.

Draft Review (by reservation only)

Monday, June 24
5 to 7 p.m.
Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 South Main Street

Call 206 684-7310 for appointment.

In 2013, the last funding cycle for the performing arts, 31 artists working in dance, music and theater received $160,000 to support the development and presentation of original works. Thirty percent of the artists funded were first-time recipients.

While CityArtist Projects gives priority to projects by independent artists, lead artists of nonprofit organizations may submit project proposals. However, artists affiliated with an organization must distinguish their proposals from the seasonal work of their organizations.