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Seattle Office of Arts & Culture 2016 grant schedule

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is investing over $1M in cultural program grants in 2016. These grants expand public access to arts and cultural organizations, develop and renovate arts spaces, support community festivals, individual artists and youth programs and foster innovative projects. For more information about our grants visit

Grant and application opening dates for 2016

Work Readiness Arts Program 2016, application dates February 16 – March 31
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI), funds arts, cultural and community organizations providing programming that links arts learning and work experiences for Seattle youth ages 12 to 18 years old.

CityArtist Projects 2017, application dates May 25 – July 20
Provides funding for Seattle-based individual artists to develop and present their work. The 2017 cycle will award grants to artists working in dance/choreography, music/composition and theater/performance/scriptwriting.

Cultural Facilities 2016-17, application dates June 20 – September 1
Supports Seattle-based arts, heritage, cultural and arts service organizations with facility renovation or new facility projects.

Neighborhood & Community Arts 2016, application dates August 16 – October 19
Supports Seattle’s neighborhood arts councils and community groups that produce events to promote arts and cultural participation and build community.

smART Ventures 2016, application dates ongoing
Provides support ranging from $500 to $1,000, to individuals, organizations and communities that may not qualify for other funding programs.