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The 2025-26 CityArtist Grant is Open!

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… [ Keep reading ]

2024 Grants and Funding Opportunities 

See what funding opportunities we’re offering for 2024 and mark your calendar to apply.

Gülgün Kayim Sworn In as Director of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

Seattle, WA – Today, Gülgün Kayim was sworn in as the Director of the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS). ARTS staff, wearing Director Kayim’s favorite color as a surprise, crowded the chamber in shades of red, joking that they should arrange themselves from cool to warm tones. This… [ Keep reading ]

2023 Year in Review

As we pause to reflect on the events and work of the last year, I am incredibly grateful to be directing Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture and to be surrounded by a dynamic and inspiring team. Despite many challenges and a tremendous amount of change, I’m proud of the… [ Keep reading ]

Artists at the Center Winter Line-Up

Next up for Artists at the Center, a multi-year collaboration between Seattle’s Office of ARTS & Culture and Seattle Center, are a series of performances including puppetry, dance and music.

Youth Arts Grant Open

Artists, arts and cultural organizations, youth-serving agencies and degree-granting institutions are invited to apply for the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Youth Arts (YA) Grant. The Youth Arts grant supports two years of equitable access to arts and cultural learning opportunities for Seattle’s middle and high school-aged youth. The deadline to apply is February 27, 2024, 5PM Pacific.

Hope Corps 2023 Exhibition at Cornish Playhouse

Community gathered on December 7th at the Cornish Playhouse for the opening reception of the Hope Corps 2023 Exhibition, curated by Alexis L. Silva and featuring 15 Hope Corps artists.

Doors Open brings $782 Million for Arts, Heritage & Culture in King County

The King County Council passed the Doors Open Levy 9-0 on December 5, 2023. The levy, funded by a 0.1% sales tax, will provide nearly $800 million in funding through spring of 2031. This influx of financial support holds immense promise for King County’s well-being, economic growth, and most importantly, Artists and Arts Organizations.

Seattle Office of Arts and Culture Announces 2024 CityArtist Grant Awardees

SEATTLE, October 24 — The Seattle Office of Arts and Culture is proud to announce recipients of $180,000 for the 2024 CityArtist grants. This annual grant supports Seattle-based individual creatives, cultural-makers, and curators in various stages of their careers, providing essential funding for the research, development, and presentation of new… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Directed $2.56M in Federal Recovery Funding to the Creative Sector 

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) has successfully directed $2.56 million in federal recovery funding for the City’s arts and cultural sector to mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19. In August, the City released the Seattle Rescue Plan: 2023 Performance Report (Aug. 1, 2022 – July 31, 2023)…. [ Keep reading ]