Sept. 4, 2015


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Matthew Richter
Cultural Space Liaison
(206) 733-9955

Funding for the Cultural Facilities program is now available. Start your application

Information Sessions

Learn what makes a strong application, including information about other grant programs. This interactive question-and-answer session will cover specifics on eligibility and how to apply. Please register for a session by contacting Matthew Richter at Sessions may be cancelled if there is insufficient advance registration.

Now for the fourth year in a row, the Office of Arts & Culture is proud to offer capital funding for major projects through its Cultural Facilities Grants.

Cultural facilities, including performing arts centers, museums, cinemas, galleries, music venues, and workshop and rehearsal spaces, create visibility for the arts and function as community gathering places. They provide cultural opportunities for residents and visitors, economic vitality to neighborhoods and surrounding businesses, and homes for artists and arts groups. They are the anchors for our creative neighborhoods, the portals through which our neighbors engage with the arts.

The Cultural Facilities Program is designed to support Seattle-based organizations with facilities-based capital projects. The program awards funding to Seattle arts, heritage, cultural and arts service organizations with facility renovation or new facility projects.

Eligible organizations must have at least a three-year operating history as a legally established not-for-profit organization, have control of the facility through ownership or a longer-term lease, and demonstrate a record of ongoing artistic or cultural accomplishments in Seattle. A significant amount of funding for the facility's project beyond this grant must be in place before applying. Projects must be able to take place and be completed between November 2015 and December 2016.

HERE is a list of previously funded projects.