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King Youngblood performs at The Armory, photo by House Tornado

SEATTLE, WA – The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) opened our Artists at the Center grant today. It funds individual artists, groups, and organizations to present pop-up performances throughout the year at Seattle Center. Artistic genres can include music, dance, theater, demonstrations, and multi-disciplinary work.

This is a multi-year collaboration between ARTS and Seattle Center, with support from Uptown Arts & Culture Coalition and the communities surrounding the Seattle Center campus.

“Seattle Center is thrilled to support artists in this way,” said Pete Rush, Senior Arts Programs Specialist at Seattle Center. “Offering access to professional production support and introducing them to new audiences fits perfectly with our mission to provide events that educate and uplift the human experience. The diversity of Artists at the Center performers and artistic expressions enlivens our campus.”

“It was wonderful to just focus on making art and not worry about the business aspect of the project,” said Adriana Giordano from EntreMundos Quarteto, a prior awardee for Artists at the Center. “It allowed me to provide more opportunities for the artists at a fair compensation.”

Each year, artists are selected with an equity and social justice lens, ensuring equitable representation for underserved and emerging artists. The guidelines and FAQs are available in Amharic, Chinese (Traditional), Korean, Punjabi, Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. Artists should apply before June 25, 2024 and are encouraged to attend one of the information sessions before applying.

This project is made possible by a 10-year community benefit grant from Climate Pledge Arena and Seattle Kraken. For up-to-date performance and schedule information, please visit Seattle Center’s website.

Five dancers in identical yellow jumpsuits perform on a Monorail car.
MALACARNE performs on the Monorail, photo by House Tornado