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 2012, the city invested $2.4 million to support over 350 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
Arts Mean Business April 22, 2014 June 11, 2014
CityArtist Projects May 21, 2014 July 16, 2014
Cultural Facilities June 30, 2014 Sept. 5, 2014
Neighborhood & Community Aug. 19, 2014 Oct. 22, 2014
Youth Arts Dec. 2014 2015
Civic Partners 2015 2015
Work Readiness Arts Program 2015 2015


For other city grants and funding sources click here.