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The 2025-26 CityArtist Grant is Open!

The Forever Project by Peggy Piacenza, 2023-24 CityArtist recipient. Photo by Jim Coleman.

Applications for CityArtist are open April 2 – May 7, 2024

CityArtist provides grants for Seattle-based individual artists/curators to research, develop, and present ideas or creative ventures. The 2025-26 CityArtist cycle will fund artists operating in the following disciplines: Dance, Music, and Theater (including Playwriting). The deadline to apply is May 7, 2024, 5 p.m. (Pacific).

This program is open to specific disciplines in alternating years:

  • Even Years (2024, 2026): Literary, Media/Digital/Film (including Screenwriting), and Visual
  • Odd Years (2023, 2025): Dance, Music, and Theater (including Playwriting)

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

Three Black dancers on stage with black background.
Nia-Amina Minor, 2023-24 CityArtist recipient. Photo by Chloe Collyer.

Since the completion of the project, I have been acutely aware of its impact and resonance both in my own personal practice and projects and the work and interests of my collaborators. Through the project, I created new community ties that might not have happened otherwise.

Nia-Amina Minor, 2023-24 CityArtist Recipient

About CityArtist

The CityArtist grant supports the research, development, and presentation of work by generative Seattle-based individual artists/curators. Awarded artists will need to offer a public presentation within the city limits of Seattle. This funding program focuses on different art forms/disciplines in alternating years. We encourage a broad range of artistic and cultural expression that reflects Seattle’s diversity.

Applicants must reside in the Seattle city limits or have a permanent workspace in their name within Seattle city limits. Some Seattle zip codes (especially near boundaries of the city limits like Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Renton, White Center, Burien, Des Moines, etc.) may not be eligible.

Virtual Information and Draft Review Sessions

Virtual Information Session 1
Monday, April 8
3 – 5 p.m. (Pacific)
RSVP to Session 1

Virtual Information Session 2
Wednesday, April 17
1 – 3 p.m. (Pacific)
RSVP to Session 2

Draft Phone Review 1
Monday, April 22
1 – 5 p.m. (Pacific)
To RSVP, visit our calendar and select your preferred timeslot

Draft Phone Review 2
Monday, April 29
1 – 5 p.m. (Pacific)
To RSVP, visit our calendar and select your preferred timeslot

Open Phone Office Hours
Wednesdays, April 3 – April 24
3 – 5 p.m. (Pacific)
Call Project Manager, Irene Gómez, at (206) 684-7310