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Check out our December eNews

In this issue: Message from the interim director: 2010 recap and the future. The 2011 Youth Arts online application will open Wednesday, Dec. 15. Tour the new West Seattle fire station and see Lifter, a new site-specific, 26-foot sculpture. Nearly 200 supporters of equitable arts opportunities for youth attended the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle invests in 44 artist projects through 2011 CityArtist program

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs has announced $200,000 in awards to 44 individual artists working in the performing arts, including dance, music, theater and multi-disciplinary projects. Seattle’s CityArtist Projects annual funding program assists individual artists based in Seattle to develop and present their work.

Federal dollars for arts development, webinar July 7

We received a joint press release today from the National Endowment for the Arts and U.S. Housing and Urban Development inviting “the arts and creative sector to participate in a joint webinar on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. EDT to learn about two new, innovative community development funding opportunities.” According… [ Keep reading ]

Funding cycle for organizations extended to 2011, next opening postponed

Due to budget constraints, The Office will postpone opening the next funding cycle for organizations to 2011. This means the 132 organizations currently funded by the Office’s Civic Partners program will receive a third year of funding.

Funding open for individual artists in the perfoming arts

We’re accepting applications for the 2011 CityArtist Projects program that supports Seattle-based individual artists working in the performing arts, including dance, music and theater. Funding awards range up to $10,000 to support projects in 2011. CityArtist Projects is an annual funding program that provides support to individual Seattle artists to conceive,… [ Keep reading ]

Arts training an investment in our youth

The arts are a powerful tool for inspiring our young people. Arts training encourages creative thinking and instills self-confidence – important ingredients for cultivating Seattle’s next generation of engaged citizens.

Councilmember Godden on arts funding

Jean Godden, a member of the Seattle City Council and chair of its Budget and Finance Committee, writes about the Great Recession’s impact on Seattle’s arts organizations in a recent Crosscut column, “Struggling to keep the stage lights on.” Godden asks, “What can be done to keep the lights on,… [ Keep reading ]

City invests in neighborhood arts and cultural events

We’re pleased to announce funding awards to 40 neighborhood events through our Neighborhood & Community Arts program. The Neighborhood & Community Arts program will provide $48,000 ($1,200 per organization) to public festivals and events taking place throughout the city this year. Fifteen of the 40 funded projects are first-time recipients,… [ Keep reading ]

Accepting applications for Youth Arts funding

We are accepting applications for our Youth Arts funding program which supports arts training for Seattle’s middle and high school youth beyond the regular school day. Individual artists, artist teams, arts and cultural organizations, and/or youth and community service agencies with nonprofit status or fiscal sponsorship are eligible to apply. Priority… [ Keep reading ]

Neighborhood Fund fuels community arts projects

Over the years, the city’s Neighborhood Matching Fund has invested in dozens of arts and cultural projects across Seattle, ranging from renovated cultural facilities to community festivals to public art.