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ARTS at King Street Station Now Accepting Events and Exhibitions Proposals

Adé A Cônnére performs at the opening of IMMINENT MODE: US, photo by Jo Cosme.

Applications are open for the 2025 calendar year.

We invite you to propose exhibitions and events for ARTS at King Street Station.

You can propose visual art exhibitions, performances, readings, lectures, screenings, reading groups, debates, sketching and figure drawing, combinations of these formats, and more to take place on King Street Station’s top floor, a 7,500 square-foot cultural space.

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

two people look at paintings on gallery wall
Nahom Ghirmay (right) at his opening for Journey to Serenity, photo by Marcus Donner

Due Date

The call remains open through 2024 with a rolling deadline. Cycles for review in 2024 have these due dates: June 25, Sep. 10, and Nov. 9. Applications submitted after 5 p.m. (Pacific) on each due date will be considered for the following cycle.


Eligibility

You can apply as an individual or a group of people if:

  • You are 15 years of age or older.
  • You represent emerging and/or established artists.

Groups and organizations can also apply:

  • They can be nonprofit, grassroots, or business organizations.
  • They seek support for a project or event involving arts and culture.
  • They are NOT required to be dedicated to an arts and culture mission.
  • They are NOT required to have 501(c)(3) non-profit status.

Your proposal must:

  • Take place onsite at ARTS at King Street Station, 303 S. Jackson Street. The majority of selected programming will take place on the top floor.
  • Align with our commitment to race and social justice.
  • Have a significant arts and culture component.
  • Be free, all-ages, and open to the public.
  • Take place during our gallery public hours: Wednesday–Saturday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; First Thursdays 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sundays and Mondays are not available for events.

Funding

Funded proposals will receive in-kind (use of the gallery with curatorial and communications support) or financial support in the following set amounts:

  • Exhibitions/Installations: in-kind only, $500, $1,000, $2,500, $5,000, $7,000
  • Events: in-kind only, $500, $1,000, $2,500, $5,000
  • You may be offered a funding level different from your request.

You can use funding to support direct project expenses: artist fees, marketing and promotional fees, project management and personnel costs, supplies, and equipment rentals or other production-related costs. Funding may not be used for equipment purchases.

We will not fund:

  • Fundraising efforts
  • Gifts
  • Administrative costs not directly related to your proposal
  • For-profit or touring event/exhibitions
  • The purchase of equipment.

Information Workshops

Learn more about this grant and how to submit your best application. If you need interpretation, please contact James Coley at (206) 684-4186 or James.Coley@seattle.gov.

Virtual Workshop 1   

Wednesday, June 5, 3 – 4:30 p.m. (Pacific)  

RSVP to Workshop 1 

Virtual Workshop 2  

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 5 – 6:30 p.m. 

RSVP to Workshop 2

Virtual Workshop 3  

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 5 – 6:30 p.m. 

RSVP to Workshop 3 


Application

Apply online through Submittable. It’s free to apply. If you don’t have computer or internet access, contact James Coley at (206) 684-4186 or James.Coley@seattle.gov as soon as possible.

If you have trouble, check the Submittable FAQ for step-by-step guides. You can also contact Submittable tech support at support@submittable.com.


Contact

For information and assistance with the application, eligibility, or online technical support, contact James Coley, King Street Station Program Lead, at (206) 684-4186 or James.Coley@seattle.gov.

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.