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2024-25 Artists at the Center Grant is Open

Black Collectivity performing at Seattle Center for Artists at the Center. Photo by David Conger.

Applications close Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 5 p.m. (Pacific)

Artists at the Center is a multi-year collaboration between Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) and Seattle Center, with support from Uptown Arts & Culture Coalition and the communities surrounding the Seattle Center campus. This project is made possible by a 10-year community benefit grant from Climate Pledge Arena and Seattle Kraken, starting in 2021.  

Artists at the Center funds individual artists, groups, and organizations to develop and present pop-up performances throughout the year at Seattle Center. Artistic genres may include music, dance, theater, demonstrations, and multi-disciplinary work. Performances will be scheduled between October 2024 and September 2025.


Submit your application online through the City of Seattle’s grant website.

If you don’t have computer or internet access, or have any other barriers in applying, contact Alex Rose, Project Manager, at (206) 459-6517 or


You are eligible to apply for this grant if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are an individual artist, organization, or community-based group located in, or presenting work regularly in, Seattle.
  • You have a Federal Tax ID number (Social Security Number, ITIN, or Employee Identification Number) and are based in, or have current and active programming within, the City of Seattle.
    • Groups applying are not required to be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nor are they required to use a fiscal sponsor or fiscal agent.
  • You may submit only one application per year to this program.
  • Awardees from the current season (2023-2024) are not eligible to apply for the 2024-2025 season.

Your performance is eligible to be funded by this grant if it meets the following criteria:

  • Your performance will be free and open to the public.
  • You will have event insurance for the performance.
  • The performance will last 90 minutes or less.


Applicants can apply for the following levels of funding:

  • $2,000 award (typically 1-2 performers), plus $680 in-kind production support from Seattle Center
  • $4,000 award (typically 3-5 performers), plus $1,235 in-kind production support from Seattle Center
  • $6,000 award (typically 6+ performers), plus $1,700 in-kind production support from Seattle Center

More information about types of production support available can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Information Sessions

Learn more about the program and how to submit your best application.

Information Session 1 (Hybrid)

Thursday, May 16, 4:00-5:20 p.m. (Pacific)
In-Person: Seattle Center Armory, Loft 4
Virtual: Webex

RSVP for Info Session 1

Information Session 2 (Hybrid)

Thursday, June 13, 10:00-11:20 a.m. (Pacific)
In-Person: Seattle Center Armory, Loft 4
Virtual: Webex

RSVP for Info Session 2


For information and assistance with the application, please refer to these Frequently Asked Questions, or contact Alex Rose, Project Manager for Artists at the Center, at (206) 459-6517 or

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