The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with the Seattle City of Literature, commissions and supports an experienced poet with a two-year City residency to serve as a literary ambassador for the City of Seattle. In addition to annual City events, the Civic Poet will foster community dialogue and engagement between the City, the public, and other artists, while celebrating the literary arts.
“Each year Seattle’s Civic Poet brings an efficacy of innovative creativity and authentic narratives about diverse peoples and places. The Seattle Office of Arts and Culture (ARTS) looks forward to continued engagement with poets and communities as we seek the next cultural ambassador for Seattle’s rich literary tapestry.”royal alley-barnes, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Acting Director
Eligibility and Funding
This call is open to Seattle-based poets who have an established body of work including published/self-published works, reading/spoken word plus project planning experience, and applied racial equity practice. Applicants must:
- Be based in Seattle (residence in the City of Seattle),
- Be eligible to work in the U.S.
- Have demonstrated interest/experience in promoting equity and inclusion through the arts, and
- Show strong program planning and implementation with partnerships.
The compensation for the two-year Civic Poet commission is $15,000. Funding covers a two-year period. It covers time for writing, administration, other artist fees, performances, event costs, materials, travel, fees, taxes, and other project-related costs.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022; 5 p.m. Pacific Time
Please direct any questions about the program to Irene Gómez, Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 684-7310.
The Civic Poet program is made possible by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) in partnership with the Seattle City of Literature. For questions about this program, please contact Irene Gómez, Project Manager at email@example.com, (206) 684-7310.