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Arts in Parks 2024 Grant Now Open

Drumming in the Park, photo by Jenny Crooks

The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) partners with Seattle Parks and Recreation (PARKS) to increase arts and community events in parks throughout the city. The Arts in Parks Program is an opportunity for the city to invest in the vibrant cultural work being done in and by diverse communities throughout Seattle.

This grant supports new and established festivals or events that promote arts and cultural participation, celebrate diversity, build community connections, and activate parks through arts and culture while connecting with communities most impacted by systemic oppression including low-income, people with disabilities, immigrant and refugee communities, and communities of color.

The guidelines are also available in these languages. Please share with artists and organizations whose first language isn’t English:


The Applicant must:

  • Be an individual artist, neighborhood arts council, or local community-based group
    • Organizations and individual artists representing communities most impacted by systemic oppression including low-income, people with disabilities, immigrant and refugee communities, and communities of color are encouraged to apply.
  • Have a Federal Tax ID number and be based in the city of Seattle.
    • Groups applying are not required to be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nor are they required to use a fiscal agent.

The Project must:

  • Have a significant arts and culture component,
  • Be free and open to the public,
  • Have insurance,
  • Provide a platform for under-resourced artists and communities,
  • Adhere to PARKS’ mission statement (to provide welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate, build community, and promote responsible stewardship of the land),
  • Take place in an eligible City of Seattle park between April 1 and November 30, 2024.
  • Events taking place in Downtown or City Center Parks or at Playfields and green spaces immediately adjacent to community centers are not eligible for this funding.

You may submit only one application per year to this program.


Applicants may apply for up to $7,800 in funding. Please review the guidelines for detailed information.

Due Date

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 5:00 p.m. (Pacific).

Please allow ample time to complete and submit your application; applications will not be accepted after the 5:00 p.m. Pacific deadline.

Information Workshops

We offer virtual and in-person options for all workshops. Information sessions review the grant program and how to submit your best application. Drop-in sessions provide support with your application and the system.

Information Session 1 – VIRTUAL

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
RSVP for October 4 here

Information Session 2 – IN-PERSON

Friday, October 13, 2023
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Jefferson Community Center
3801 Beacon Avenue South Seattle, WA 98108
RSVP for October 13 here

Drop-In Session 1 – VIRTUAL

Monday, October 23, 2023
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
RSVP for October 23 here

Drop-In Session 2 – IN-PERSON

Saturday, November 4, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Garfield Community Center
2323 East Cherry Street Seattle, WA 98122
RSVP for November 4 here


Apply online through the City of Seattle’s grant portal.

If this is your first time using FLUXX, you will have to create a user profile before you start your application. If you don’t have computer or internet access, contact staff as soon as possible.


For questions about the program or for help with the online application, please contact Project Manager Ashraf Hasham at 206-514-1057 or

We have interpreters who can speak to you in your language, including American Sign Language. Just call us and tell us what language you speak. Expect a short pause while we find an interpreter to join the call.