We partner with Seattle's artists and cultural organizations to enrich the lives of residents and visitors with a dazzling range of opportunities, from neighborhood festivals to mainstage performances to arts training for youth. Our cultural partnerships include funding opportunities, initiatives and training for organizations, individual artists, youth arts programs, neighborhood and community groups. In 2013, the city invested $2.6 million to support over 325 artists and cultural organizations. We are committed to removing barriers to participation and involving diverse cultures and underserved audiences and artists.


Funding Schedule

Program Application Available Deadline to Apply
smART ventures Now Ongoing
Work Readiness Arts Program Feb. 17, 2015 April 1, 2015
Civic Partners May 5, 2015 June 30, 2015
CityArtist Projects May 27, 2015 July 22, 2015
Cultural Facilities June 22, 2015 Sept. 4, 2015
Neighborhood & Community Aug. 18, 2015 Oct. 21, 2015
Youth Arts Dec. 2015 2016


For other city grants and funding sources click here.