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Request for Proposals Tiny Cultural Space: a construction project

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with the Seattle Department of Finance and Administration, and Sawhorse Revolution, invites local cultural and community organizations to submit proposals for a new (tiny) cultural space.  

The new Tiny Cultural Space will be custom designed and built by a youth cohort under professional mentorship with you and your organization as the client. It will be built to your needs and sited on a small piece of City-owned property (a “snippet” property), at a location to be determined by the City of Seattle. 

Who can apply:  
You are eligible for this opportunity if you are any of the following: 

  • Non-profit arts, culture, and heritage organizations (nonprofits do not need to be 501(c)3’s) 
  • Community organizations and associations 
  • Applicants who represent, are led by, or are committed to pursuing equity for people of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, and/or other groups that have traditionally been furthest from access to the control of cultural space  

Project applicants must demonstrate a minimum 5-year commitment to the programming and maintenance of the site. 

Deadline: Proposals are due via email by 11:59 pm on Monday, November 1, 2021 

Application and Guidelines: Please email your proposal to, with the subject “Tiny Cultural Space Proposal. Guidelines can be found here

Come to a Workshop

Sunday, October 17, 2021, 3 – 5 pm  
Sawhorse Revolution 
3219 Martin Luther King Jr Way S,  
Seattle, WA, 98144 
RSVP here 
There will be an in-person live information session at the Sawhorse Revolution HQ, adjacent to Cafe Ibex. Masks are required for all participants in this indoor meeting. 

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 4 – 6 pm 
Virtual Tiny Cultural Space Information Session 
RSVP here