Funding for 2016 CityArtist Projects is now available. Start your application


Free Workshops

Get insider tips on how to submit a strong application. Please register by contacting Irene Gómez at irene.gomez@seattle.gov (206) 684-7310.

Draft Review
Monday, July 6, 5 — 7 p.m.
Northwest Film Forum
1515 -12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Program Overview
Past recipients Margo Quan Knight and Brian McGuigan co-presenting. Monday, June 15, 2015

Margo Quan Knight's PowerPoint presentation.


Individual artists are the core of a creative community. The CityArtist Projects program provides funding for Seattle-based individual artists to develop and present their work. The program focuses on different disciplines in alternating years. The 2016 cycle will award grants to artists working in literary, media/film and visual arts. Film production is acceptable with the Literary, Media/Film and Visual Arts cycle in alternate years. We encourage a broad range of artistic and cultural expression that reflects Seattle's diversity.

The 2014 cycle of CityArtists awarded over $160,000 to 33 individual artists working in literary, media/film and visual arts. Fifty-five percent of the artists funded are first-time recipients. A peer-review panel evaluates proposals based on criteria such as artistic meritor or potential, public access or impact and feasibility where budget reflects project.