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Upcoming Funded Events

Washington State Brain Injury Art Show

September 7-29 |  Youngstown Cultural Arts Center


An annual art show featuring work of artists across the state that reflects the journey through healing, recovery, acceptance, expression and development of identity (smART Ventures).





Gifts of War

September 24-28 | Velocity Dance Center


A live, cross-disciplinary, two-act performance exploring the result of what happens to women when they encounter endless cycles of violence (smART Ventures).



The Italian Festival

September 26-28 | Seattle Center


The 27th annual presentation  of a community festival to celebrate the joy of “All Things Italian” featuring Italian and Italian-American art, music, dance, food and fun-filled activities for the entire family (NCA).




October 4-5 | Seattle Center


The festival features music, dance and food from the Croatian culture. This year’s festival will feature Dario Barisic, a traditional Croatian musician and singer and his band (NCA).



Modus Operandi

October 9-12 | Velocity Dance Center


Michelle Miller and Alana O Rogers will present an evening of new and repertory choreographic works that cover a range of themes including family dynamics, memory and dementia,  identity and diversity, freedom and restrain, and bullying (smART Ventures).


Social Justice Film Festival 

October 13-24 |  Various Locations


The festival strives to forge new connections and inspire new conversations about justice through the innovative platform of art featuring short and feature-length documentaries and narrative films (NCA).




These events are funded through the Office of Arts & Culture’s Neighborhood and Community Arts and smART ventures grants. The Neighborhood & Community Arts (NCA) program supports Seattle’s neighborhood arts councils and community groups that produce events to promote arts and cultural participation and build community. SmART Ventures is a Seattle-based, flexible awards program that encourages innovative ideas, creates community impact, and provides new access for individuals and groups not served by our other programs.