Deadline to Apply
Art Projects seeks to enhance the cultural life of King County by providing grant funds for arts projects. We fund artists and small arts groups, working in all creative disciplines including music, media, dance, theater, literature and visual art.
Applications are evaluated by a peer-panel in the categories of artistic development, community engagement or sustained value. All projects must be by residents of King County and they must offer some benefit to the citizens of King County.
In 2016, Arts Projects received a total of 400 applications (303 Individuals, 97 Groups. The panelists recommended 77 artists and 48 groups receive grants for a total of $691,500 to support 125 art projects to be presented in King County. The panelists' recommendations are reviewed and approved by the Arts Advisory Committee and our Board of Directors.
If you are an artist or group interested in applying, please carefully review the Art Project Guidelines. We make changes to improve our process each year, so even if you've applied before, you'll want to review this tool carefully. We offer workshops throughout King County to assist new and returning applicants. Join us!
How to Apply
Please review the guidelines and webinar for application assistance. The application is available on-line.
Link to Opportunity
Our Current Opportunities
More Calls for Artists
$500 Grant for Women Filmmakers in WA State HS or Colleges
Two $25,000 unrestricted awards
Juried Gallery Applicaiton: Deadline, MARCH 31
We are seeking new artwork for upcoming exhibits from coast to coast this spring, including an exhibit at the A/NT Gallery in Seattle April 1 - 30 in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, which is the last week in April.
Open call for Cloud City Biannual Vol. 1 Iss. 1
2017 NET National Gathering & Symposium
The Bellevue Festival of the Arts is a juried fine art and craft fair located just across Lake Washington from Seattle in beautiful Bellevue WA.
Call for Artist in Residence to Create a Public Arts Project using Recycled Materials
CALL TO ARTISTS!!! 2017-18 Downtown Sculpture Gallery
Women Jazz Composers Wanted!
Call to Artist: Contemplation, Agility, and Sophistication
One-year loan or commission. $1,000 upon installation.
Temporary eco-art projects in Shoreline Parks, $500 - $1,500 in funding.
Seeking up to 6 poets for a reading at Darrell's Tavern $50 for 20 minute reading.
Currently accepting submissions for our March Members Show
The Tulsa Artist Fellowship cultivates Tulsa’s art scene by both supporting local artists and attracting national artists.
Five month residency opportunity at Recology's recycling facility
Seeking small exhibitions; $500 honorarium
The City of Kent seeks prints, photographs, paintings, works on paper and other types of artwork for the juried Kent Summer Art Exhibit.
Fifth Annual Jazz Contest for Women Composers is now accepting scores.
We are currently accepting applications for our 8th annual festival, to be held at the community-oriented, socially conscious Mokedo Art Gallery on April 22nd, 2017
Jazz Shout - An Evening of Protest Art by Women In Honor of Women's History Month A Fundraiser for Seattle Women in Jazz
27th International Sculpture Conference: Kansas City
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2018 season of site-specific artist installations.
The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) is seeking a qualified artist to create a permanent art work(s) for installation at Yesler Terrace as part of the Artists Works Program.
The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) is seeking a qualified artist to participate in a One Year Artist Residency Program associated with the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace.
Submit your "short short" film by March 6 to be a part of the first ever Shoreline Short Short Film Festival.
The Sound Transit Art Program (STart) is developing a major artwork to screen the perimeter of a planned train yard in Bellevue, Washington
Seeking an artist to create glass sculpture inspired by jellyfish.
4Culture and King County Parks Division seek an artist to become part of the design team on the NE 8th Street Trail Crossing
The First Hill Improvement Association (FHIA), in partnership with the Seattle Office of Economic Development, seeks an artist or artist team to develop an art concept to be painted on the columns below Interstate 5 between Cherry and James Street.
Apply today to become one of the 80+ artists that make up the beating heart of the 2017 Shoreline Arts Festival!
Six-month exhibitions at Shoreline City Hall; $500 honorarium for curated group shows
Recognized as one of the top film festivals in North America, the Seattle International Film Festival is the largest, most highly-attended film festival in the United States reaching more than 150,000 annually. The 25-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging and eclectic programming presenting over 260 features and 150 short films from over 85 countries in 2016. Consistently cited as one of the best “audience festivals” in the world, SIFF embraces Seattle’s love for film, making the city a perfect setting for new films to be seen, tested, and celebrated by everyone, film fan and filmmaker alike. While bringing the best in national and international film and talent to Seattle, SIFF also remains dedicated to fostering and providing a platform for the creative endeavors of those working and creating films in the Pacific Northwest. SIFF also exhibits premiere theatrical engagements, repertory, classic, and revival film showings year-round at three locations on 5 screens at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian, SIFF Cinema Uptown and the SIFF Film Center in addition to offering film educational programs for all audiences. SIFF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
The Northwest Watercolor announces its 77th Annual International Open Exhibition
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom (Lakewood, WA) is seeking proposals from artists to purchase existing artwork or work(s) in progress for permanent display in the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Library.
The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is a major regional arts event located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. It features over 6 art shows, including 3 juried exhibits.
Group Exhibition exploring African American History & Identity
$2,500 Artech services
Join us for the Spring 2017 Concert Season
NEW ARTIST RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES IN MINERAL, WA
The Amplifier Foundation, in partnership with the Women’s March on Washington and Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art, is creating an open call for art to arm those gathered with visual messaging to amplify the voice of this monumental grassroots movement.
Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) in collaboration with 1-World Globes & Maps (1-World), announces a call for artists to create original works of art depicting the world map, re-envisioned in light of changing physical and political landscapes.
We are pleased to announce that the call for artists for CoCA's Members' Exhibition, #MakeAmericaCreateAgain, is now open! The Members’ Show is open to all living, national and international contemporary artists, all ages, all mediums including 2D, 3D, multi-media, installation and ambient performance. We are thrilled to welcome Deborah Paine, Senior Curator for Seattle Office of Arts & Culture as Guest Juror for this year’s members’ show.
The call for artists for CoCA's Members' Exhibition, #MakeAmericaCreateAgain, is now open! The Members’ Show is open to all living, national and international contemporary artists, all ages, all mediums including 2D, 3D, multi-media, installation and ambient performance.
Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, teachers, students – everyone can participate. 42 artists will be selected and national and international submissions are encouraged. The exhibit will be displayed April and May 2017 in Sarasota, FL USA. Since 2004, the exhibits have been viewed by more than 2,200,000 visitors.
Exhibition Title & Theme: Drawing Practice The Whatcom Museum is seeking submissions by artists for whom drawing is an integral conceptual part of their practice. Submissions may be connected to ideas of language, writing, notation, mapping, movement, dance, performance, as well as connections to space and architecture. Drawing practices may involve traditional or non-traditional materials, and can include time-based and site-specific installations or performances.