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2014 Neighborhood & Community Arts Partners

Organizations each receive $1,200.

17th of May Norwegian Constitution Day Celebration
A celebration of Norway's 200th anniversary Constitution Day with a parade, which brings together people in Ballard to celebrate Norwegian heritage and the local community.
206 Zulu 10th Anniversary
A national hip hop and urban arts summit celebrating and highlighting some of the community's best hip hop artists, musicians and dancers through performances, galleries, dance competitions, community forum and more.
4 The Luv of It
A community youth dance competition to create safe space for young people to express and challenge themselves. This two-day event includes competition and workshops.
Alki Art Fair
A summer arts showcase on Alki Beach featuring juried art vendors, musicians, and a children's art area.
APRIL Festival
A week-long small press and independent literature festival that serves to build community and encourages readers to seek out writing that is new and pertinent to them.
Beacon Rocks
Three half-day, family-friendly, themed neighborhood celebrations with concerts by local musicians, dance performances, a haiku contest, themed activities and competitions.
Chinese Arts & Culture Festival
The Festival will provide a comprehensive look at Chinese culture through performing arts, music, visual arts displays, crafts, informational booths, workshops and interactive activities.
Columbia City Blues Festival
A three-day blues festival during Heritage Festival weekend presenting local artists paying tribute to America's iconic art form.
CroatiaFest
The festival features music, dance and food from the Croatian culture. This year's festival will feature Dario Barisic, a traditional Croatian musician and singer and his band.
Festival Sundiata Black Arts Fest
Showcases art, education and entertainment which depict the colorful perspectives, culture and history of people of African descent.
Fiestas Patrias
A two-day cultural festival celebrating the richness of Latin American cultures and traditions, highlighting local and well-known artists, crafts, music, dance and food.
Filipino American History Month Arts Celebration
A presentation of excerpts from Victor Noriega's "Generations, Directions" symphony. Commissioned by the Oakland East Bay Symphony Orchestra, it features six movements entitled "Home, Arrival, The Bond, New Harana, Kuya and the Children's March" akin to the immigration experience.
Georgetown Carnival
A colorful and culturally inclusive Georgetown tradition showcasing the diverse communities in the historic Georgetown industrial arts corridor featuring contemporary visual and performing arts presentations throughout the neighborhood.
Guelaguetza
A day-long, family-friendly festival of live music, dance, costumes and food from Oaxaca, Mexico.
Heaven and Earth Six
Seattle's only outdoor public art exhibition in a forested urban park returns for a sixth year, building on the tradition of exploring connections between art, nature and community.
Hmong New Year
The festival allows participants to glimpse into the Hmong culture and witness the rich heritage of intricate clothing designs, musical instruments, and community.
Honk! Fest West
A three-day brass band music festival presenting street bands from across the United States and Canada.
Indigenous Showcase
This diverse program brings Indigenous filmmakers from around the world to Seattle to present critical work, and allows a local audience to engage the artists face to face.
iPlayz: Short Plays about Surviving the Digital Age
An annual short-play festival. This year's festival will explore themes about human beings in the digital age. It will include a panel of experts and utilize social media to allow audiences to engage with the festival in a more personal way.
Jefferson Park Jubilee
An annual event that celebrates the Jefferson Park neighborhood and the unique cultural history, which brings together different communities of Beacon Hill.
Karen Wrist Tying Ceremony
The Ceremony will celebrate ancient Karen traditions while promoting unity among the different ethnic groups of Burma and building community between refugees from Burma and the wider public of Seattle.
Mexica New Year Celebration
The festival includes traditional Aztec dancing, singing and drumming, multiple educational and hands-on art workshops, and a traditional Mesoamerican feast at Daybreak Star Native American Cultural Center.
NEPO 5K DON'T RUN
An annual artwalk connecting diverse neighborhoods and audiences. Each year local artists install and perform over 60 projects along the five km route connecting International District and Beacon Hill.
Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival
A multicultural one-day festival featuring musical, dance and theatrical performances from cultures in the greater Othello neighborhood.
Pagdiriwang - Philippine Festival
The Pagdiriwang, Philippine Festival showcases colorful tribal dances, songs, arts and hands-on activities of the various regions of the Philippines.
Rainier Beach High School Multcultural Concert
An annual event that celebrates the cultural diversity through the mediums of art, dance, instrumental music and song attracting large crowds inside and outside of Southeast Seattle.
Rainier Valley Heritage Parade Stage
The parade creates a venue for the SE Seattle communities to showcase its diverse heritages through dance, music, athletic artistry, traditional dress, and creativity.
ROOTS Picnic
An annual cultural event that invites the community to participate in activities that merges the music, art and tradition of the African diaspora with particular celebration for NW African American heritage.
Seattle Asian American Film Festival
A four-day event showcasing feature-length and short format films by and about Asian Americans across North America, with an emphasis on filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle Fringe Festival
The festival creates new opportunities for inexpensive self-production for individual artists to develop audiences for their work and raises the profile of fringe arts in the greater community.
Seattle Improvised Music Festival
The Seattle Improvised Music Festival fosters new relationships between visiting improvisors and Seattle-based musicians, while offering community members a festival of cutting-edge improvised music.
Seattle Jewish Film Festival
A 10-day cinematic celebration and examination of global Jewish and Israeli life, history, art, ideas and culture.
Social Justice Film Festival
The festival strives to forge new connections and inspire new conversations about justice through the innovative platform of art featuring short and feature-length documentaries and narrative films.
South Park Gay Pride Picnic
A community picnic in the Duwamish Waterway Park featuring live bands, drag performers, and activities for kids.
South Park Putts Out
A perennial summer event that turns the neighborhood into mini-golf greens with holes designed and built by local community artists.
Tet Festival
Celebrating Vietnamese Lunar New Years, the festival celebrates the cultural roots of Vietnamese heritage by promoting arts, music, performances, and foods unique to Vietnam.
The Italian Festival
The 27th annual presentation of a community festival to celebrate the joy of "All Things Italian" featuring Italian and Italian-American art, music, dance, food and fun-filled activities for the entire family.
Tibet Fest
The festival will share Tibetan traditions and educate the larger community through arts and crafts, visual and performing arts, children's corner, Tibetan food, and a Himalayan Bazaar.
View Ridge Party in the Park
A neighborhood community building event featuring music and art-making activities.
Wedgwood Art Festival
An annual two day premier juried fine art show showcasing local fine artists in a broad range of media and a diverse line-up of music and art activities for the whole family.
Women Who Rock
An unconference gathering that features dialogue workshops, a community altar that honors women involved in Seattle music scenes, oral histories collected at past events, an open mic showcase and a featured keynote performer who is a Women Who Rock elder.
Wordplay III
An LGBT-targeted spoken word poetry festival with a recovery theme will include two workshops, a performance, and an artist reception.