Dancers perform at the annual Othello International Music and Arts Festival, representing the diverse culture of Rainier Valley. Photo: Jenny Crooks
Dancers perform at the annual Othello International Music and Arts Festival, representing the diverse culture of Rainier Valley. Photo: Jenny Crooks

Neighborhood & Community Arts grant

Seattle offers an extraordinary array of arts and cultural events throughout its diverse neighborhoods. The Office of Arts & Culture supports creativity at a grassroots level, making investments in dozens of festivals and community cultural projects.

Application

Applications for the 2016 cycle available Sept. 10, 2015

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Deadline

Octrober 21, 2015
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Jenny Crooks
Project Manager
Eligibility

The Neighborhood and Community Arts (NCA) Program supports, affirms and encourages the work of Seattle's neighborhood arts councils and community stewardship groups, investing in the vibrant work being done in and by communities throughout Seattle. Grants support recurring festivals or events that promote arts and cultural participation, build community relations and enhance the visibility of neighborhoods using arts and culture.

Seattle-based neighborhood arts councils and community groups that have been in existence for at least one year may seek two-year support of $1,200 per year for an event which has a significant arts and culture component, is open to the public and takes place in Seattle. Applications undergo peer panel review.

Note that organizations may NOT receive funding from the Neighborhood & Community Arts (NCA) program if they are already receiving funding through "Civic Partners," "CityArtist Projects," or "smART ventures" grant programs of the Office of Arts & Culture. If your group is currently receiving funding or has applied for future funding in any of these other programs, please contact NCA project manager Jenny Crooks, (206) 684-7084 for clarification of eligibility.

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Calls for Artists

Seattle Public Utilities Residency
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will commission one artist, or artist team of no more than two, for a six-month residency beginning in January 2016.

Grants/Funding

CityArtist Projects grant
Providing grants for Seattle-based individual artists to develop and present their work. The program focuses on different disciplines in alternating years.
smART ventures grant
Encouraging innovation and widening cultural participation, particularly by individuals, organizations and communities that may not qualify for other grant programs. Accepting applications year-round, smART ventures is flexible, inclusive and simple.
Youth Arts grant
Making a difference in the lives of Seattle middle and high school youth by providing arts education beyond the regular school day in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Artist Rosters

Community Arts Partner Roster <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
The roster is a vetted list of teaching artists and community arts and culture organizations that have been approved to work in Seattle Public Schools through the Creative Advantage. The roster is a community resource, available to schools, and community agencies who seek partners to lead creative learning experiences within their programs.
Ethnic Artist Roster
The Ethnic Artist Roster is a diverse list of artists of color who were selected through a panel process for exhibition opportunities in city owned or affiliated galleries.

Professional Development

ARTISTS UP <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Supporting artists of color, including those from other countries or new to our region, with resources, services and programs.

Looking for Space?

Spacefinder Seattle <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Looking for rehearsal space by the hour, or an old warehouse for your new theater? Looking for studio space by the month, or an empty retail space for a gallery? Check out Spacefinder Seattle.

Grants

Youth Arts grant
Making a difference in the lives of Seattle middle and high school youth by providing arts education beyond the regular school day in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Artist Rosters

Community Arts Partner Roster <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
The roster is a vetted list of teaching artists and community arts and culture organizations that have been approved to work in Seattle Public Schools through the Creative Advantage. The roster is a community resource, available to schools, and community agencies who seek partners to lead creative learning experiences within their programs.

Professional Development

ARTISTS UP <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Supporting artists of color, including those from other countries or new to our region, with resources, services and programs.

Grants

Civic Partners grant
Awarding two-year grants to Seattle arts and cultural organizations and investing in the broad cultural community, helping organizations make a rich variety of arts, heritage and culture opportunities accessible to Seattle residents and visitors.
Cultural Facilities Fund
Awarding grants to Seattle arts, heritage, cultural and arts service organizations with facility renovation like ADA access or new facility projects.
Neighborhood & Community Arts grant
Supporting Seattle's neighborhood arts councils and community groups that produce events to promote arts and cultural participation and build community.
smART ventures grant
Encouraging innovation and widening cultural participation, particularly by individuals, organizations and communities that may not qualify for other grant programs. Accepting applications year-round, smART ventures is flexible, inclusive and simple.
Work Readiness Arts Program grant
In collaboration with the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI), funds arts, cultural and community organizations in providing programming that links arts learning and work experiences for Seattle youth ages 12 to 18 years old.
Youth Arts grant
Making a difference in the lives of Seattle middle and high school youth by providing arts education beyond the regular school day in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Professional Development

Racial Equity
Resources and events related to the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative.
Turning Commitment into Action
In conjunction with the Office for Civil Rights we are offering arts and cultural organizations the tools they need to turn their commitments to building racial equity – both within their organizations and through their work in and with community – into actions for tangible change.

Have rental space?

Spacefinder Seattle <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Looking for rehearsal space by the hour, or an old warehouse for your new theater? Looking for studio space by the month, or an empty retail space for a gallery? Check out Spacefinder Seattle.

Grants

Neighborhood & Community Arts grant
Supporting Seattle's neighborhood arts councils and community groups that produce events to promote arts and cultural participation and build community.
Work Readiness Arts Program grant
In collaboration with the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI), funds arts, cultural and community organizations in providing programming that links arts learning and work experiences for Seattle youth ages 12 to 18 years old.
Youth Arts grant
Making a difference in the lives of Seattle middle and high school youth by providing arts education beyond the regular school day in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Cultural Space

Spacefinder Seattle <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Looking for rehearsal space by the hour, or an old warehouse for your new theater? Looking for studio space by the month, or an empty retail space for a gallery? Check out Spacefinder Seattle.

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Manage your Award

Want to get the word out about your arts or cultural event or exhibit? Here are some tips on sending out information to the public and local media.

Step 1. Gather all the details: who, what, where, when and why.

Step 2. Gather graphics for publicity. Gather photos, create a logo if necessary, work with a designer on the look and any printed materials.

Step 3. Write a press release and/or prepare a press kit and send to the media.


The Press Release

Press releases inform the media about your event and can inspire the media to publish a calendar listing or even cover the event. Click here for a description and example of the anatomy of a press release.

  • Try to let the media know what makes your event unique or relevant.
  • Be genuine. Exaggeration or inaccuracy will only hurt your chances of being a reliable media source. The more a press release reads like an actual news article, the better. Many smaller publications love releases they can print verbatim.
  • Press releases should look professional and be easy to read. Type double-spaced.
  • Make sure the organization's name, address, website and contact information is visible.
  • Include the media contact's name, direct phone line and e-mail address near the top of the first page.
  • Include a "pull date" (the last date of the event) near the top of the first page.
  • Include a headline that summarizes the event and invites people to read the details.
  • All the most pertinent information should be included in the first paragraph - the five W's. Who is presenting what, where and when? Why should people attend? Include information on how people can attend or buy tickets, locations of ticket venues or website, e-mail and/or box office phone-line information.
  • Additional paragraphs can provide more descriptive information about the event, artists involved and quotes.
  • Use your mission statement or general description of the organization at the end of the press release.
  • If the press release is longer than one page, write "-More-" at the bottom of each page. At the end of the last page, include "# # #" to indicate the end of the release.

The Press Kit

Press kits provide useful background information for members of the press writing previews or reviews of your arts or cultural event. A press kit should be organized in a folder and generally includes:

1) Organization Information (front to back on the left side of the folder)

  • Mission statement
  • Brief organizational history
  • Organizational brochure
  • Feature articles on the organization or lead staff
  • Board list
  • Business card for media contact

2) Specific Event Information (front to back on the right side of the folder)

  • Press release for the event
  • Photos or artwork related to the event
  • Event postcard or flyer
  • Event program
  • Artists' bios, if not in the program
  • Preview articles about the event

Note: Do not include reviews of the event or previous events in the press packet. Most reviewers do not want to be influenced by the opinions of others.


Online calendars

There are numerous websites with online events calendars to use to publicize your event. Here are few:


Daily and weekly papers

Send your press releases to local newspapers. Here are some of the dailies and weekly papers to begin with.


Neighborhood newspapers


Radio

Most radio stations accept a written public service announcement (PSA). Some will take a pre-recorded PSA. Check the website of the radio station you think best matches your audience. Many stations belong to the Puget Sound Broadcasters Association or Washington State Association of Broadcasters . Both organizations list links to their members.


Television

Seattle Channel , the city's municipal television channel, is committed to covering local arts and culture. Art Zone with Nancy Guppy on Seattle channel specifically covers the local art scene.

Local television stations are:


Funded Partners

The Neighborhood & Community Arts (NCA) program supports Seattle's neighborhood arts councils and community groups that produce events to promote arts and cultural participation and build community. In 2014, the program provided $1,200 each to 40 groups to support annual public festivals and events.

2015

2015 Neighborhood & Community Arts Partners
Organizations each receive $1,200.

17th of May Parade
17th of May Norwegian Constitution Day is celebrated in Ballard with a parade and brings together 10,000 people to celebrate Norwegian heritage and our local community.
206 Zulu Anniversary
A national hip hop/urban arts summit celebrating and highlighting some of the communities best Hip Hop artists, musicians and dancers. This 3 day event consists of performances, panel/community forums, dance competitions, workshops 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 2-day event includes competition and workshops.
Alki Art Fair
A summer arts showcase on Alki Beach featuring juried art vendors, musicians, and children's art area.
All 4 1 dancepalooza
A festival of contemporary dance that includes master classes representing different styles and cultural backgrounds followed by rehearsals and performances Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Annual Short Play Festival
Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets is a variation on the short play festival form - presenting short plays by local playwrights, and series of poems by local poets - all written based on visual prompts selected from local artists.
APRIL Festival
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 Avenue Artwalk
Hold two art walks in the Beacon Hill business district during the summer of 2015.
BrasilFest
An annual event celebrating Brazilian arts and culture. This event brings participants together thru music, dance, film, food, craft, children's activities and exhibitions.
Bridging the Generation Gap
A community Tet Celebration that focuses on bridging the generation gap through shared traditions, holiday foods and storytelling.
Celebrate Little Saigon
An outdoor festival that brings the community together in celebration of Vietnamese American arts and culture. The event features live performances, Vietnamese cuisine, and community programs and resources.
Chinese Arts & Culture Festival
The Festival will provide a comprehensive look at Chinese culture through performing arts, musics, visual arts displays, crafts and informational booths, workshops and interactive activities.
Chinese New Year Concert
A Cantonese opera excerpt concert presented by Club members to the general public to celebrate Chinese New Year.
Cinco de Mayo
Celebrating Mexican-American history and Seattle's diverse communities with dance, music, food, and a spirit of solidarity. This event is an opportunity to share Mexican-American culture and art with the larger community and pass on valuable traditions and cultural knowledge to younger generations of all races and ethnicities.
CulturalFest International Culture Expo
an annual two-day event celebrating diverse cultural traditions from around the world and promoting understanding and friendship between cultures.
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.
Georgetown Carnival
A visual and performing arts festival showcasing diverse work of neighborhood and regional artists. Traditional performing arts combine with challenging contemporary work in a colorful community celebration.
Guelaguetza
A day-long, family-friendly festival of live music, dance, and costumes from Oaxaca, Mexico.
Honkfest!
Honk! Fest West is a three-day roving musical extravaganza presenting street bands, dancers, acrobats and actors from across the U.S. and Canada.
Mexika New Year
This two day celebration will begin with a photo art exhibit and three workshops, with an ancestral ceremonial New Year celebration with Aztec dance and a traditional Mexika feast.
Multicultural Festival
An annual event that celebrates the cultural diversity of SE Seattle through the mediums of art, dance, drama, instrumental music and song attracting large crowds inside and outside of SE Seattle.
NEPO 5k Don't Run
An open, accessible, family friendly art event that provides opportunities for people to experience artwork directly, as part of their everyday urban environment through site-specific projects along the 5 kilometer route leading from Hing Hay park in the International District to Beacon Hill.
Othello International Music and Arts Festival
A one-day multicultural festival featuring musical, dance and theatrical performances from cultures in the greater Othello neighborhood.
Parkview Services Annual Spring Dance
A community dance for people with disabilities at the North Seattle Community Center featuring a DJ, dancing and other activities. The dance is open to both disabled and non-disabled people who want to dance, eat and have a good time together.
Rainier Valley Heritage Parade
The parade showcases SE Seattle's diverse heritages through dance, music, athletic artistry, traditional dress, and creativity. As one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country, the local muti-cultural options are plentiful.
Seafair Indian Days PowWow
This event celebrates Native American culture through dance, music and food, and is open to the public. It serves as the most visible, and accessible event showcasing Native American Culture for the general public in Seattle.
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 Butoh Festival
Our dance festival will feature workshops, repertory development, and performances with internationally acclaimed Latino Butoh dance artist Diego Pinon (Mexico) and a free public performance in Kubota Garden in Rainier Beach.
Seattle Jewish Film Festival
A 10-day cinematic celebration & examination of global Jewish and Israeli life, history, art, ideas & culture.
Seattle Social Justice Film Festival
The festival showcases a series of short and feature-length documentaries and narrative films broadly related to social justice, with a special focus on prisoner justice in the U.S. The festival strives to forge new connections and inspire new conversations about justice through the innovative platform of film.
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.
Spirit of West Africa Festival
Celebrating 10 years, the festival will showcase the profound creativity and cultural resilience of peoples of West African origin and descent through music and dance performances, an African marketplace, an art gallery, a standing-room-only fashion show, traditional Senegalese cuisine, dance workshops and children's activities.
The Italian Festival
The 28th 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
Showcases the unique Tibetan Culture and Arts through music and dances performed by our local artists as well as out of towners.
Wedgwood Art Festival
An annual two-day premier juried fine art show in NE Seattle. The main focus is showcasing local fine artists in a broad range of media and creating opportunities for the next generation to cultivate their creativity.
Women Who Rock
The 5th Annual unconference gathering that continues to expand definitions of women/women of color, rock, hip hop, music, space, gender, race, class, and sexuality through a film festival, community altar building project, an open mic showcase, and a collection of oral histories recorded at the conference.
WordPlay
An LGBT-targeted spoken word poetry festival with a recovery theme will include two workshops, a performance, and an artists reception.
World Rhythm Festival
Offering music and dance workshops and performances to thousands of participants and giving the chance to hear, dance to, and play rhythmic music from around the world.
Youth Pride Dance
Taking place on Seattle's Pride Weekend, it's a night of music, dance, costume, and art that would compare to any tribal festival, but could only be expressed by a genuine "tribe" of LGBT and allied youth.

2014

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.

2013

2013 Neighborhood & Community Arts Partners
Organizations each receive $1,200.

9th Anniversary of 206 Zulu
A national hip hop/urban arts summit celebrating some of the communities best visual artists, musicians and dancers.
Aaina: South Asian Women's Focus
Celebrates and focuses on the artistic work of and about South Asian women.
ACCLIMATIZED: Heaven & Earth 5
A temporary outdoor art exhibition in Carkeek Park in northwest Seattle, with a wide range of ephemeral and more lasting projects.
All-4-1 Dancepalooza
Includes classes in various forms of dance followed by performances for dance students from all around Puget Sound.
APRIL
A week-long small press and independent literature festival.
Arab Festival 2013
Includes artistic performances by musicians, dancers and spoken word artists, educational and food booths, arts and crafts,children's activities, films and more highlighting the hospitality and vibrant culture of the Arab world.
Beacon Rocks!
Half-day themed celebrations in Beacon Hill with concerts by local musicians, dance performance, haiku competition, themed activities and competitions.
Columbia City ArtWalk
A monthly art event in the alleys of Columbia City between the months of May and September.
Cinco de Mayo 2013
Commemorates Mexico's unlikely victory, and celebrates the strength and resilience of the Mexican-American community with a festive array of music, dance, art and food at El Centro de la Raza.
Day of the Dead Festival
Features music and dance performances, a community altar, activities for children and food and drink at the Phinney Neighborhood Center.
Do It Yourself!: Sustainable Art Workshops
Celebrate ways in which we can produce sustainable, practical and beautiful art for the benefit of the Cascade community.
2013 Duwamish River Festival / Festival del Rio Duwamish
Attendees will enjoy interactive educational booths, kayaking trips, kid's art activities, and multicultural dancers, storytellers and musicians performing on a riverfront stage.
Empire Nights Open Mic & Arts Workshop
Provides a safe space for youth to express their voice through various art forms.
7th Annual Evening of Sevdah
A full length formal concert that celebrates the traditional urban love songs and culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Fauntleroy Fall Festival
Offers various local musicians, dance groups, kids crafts, a community wood working project, environmental stations, and historical lectures.
Festival Sundiata Black Arts Fest 2013
A cultural event celebrating the culture of people with an origin from Africa every year at the Seattle Center.
Fiestas Patrias Community Celebration
Celebrates the richness of Latin American cultures and traditions, highlighting local and well-known artists, crafts, music, dance and food.
2013 Filipino American History Month
The Filipino Community of Seattle will premier at the "2013 Filipino American History Month Embracing the Sacred" composer Weng Gavino's new Mass Setting with chorale music and traditional Filipino string orchestra.
Georgetown Carnival: Art, Music & More!
Showcases the diverse communities and artists in the historic Georgetown industrial arts corridor.
Guelaguetza 2013
A day-long, family-friendly festival of live music, dance, costumes and food from Oaxaca, Mexico
Honk! Fest West 2013
A three-day roving musical extravaganza presenting street bands, dancers, acrobats, and actors from across the U.S. and Canada in the streets Seattle neighborhoods.
Hmong New Year
The festival allows participants to glimpse into the Hmong culture and witness the rich heritage of the community.
Indigenous Showcase
A monthly screening of selected indigenous films from around the world.
The Italian Festival
Celebrates the joy of "All Things Italian," featuring art, music, dance, food and activities for the entire family.
Kodomo no Hi
Presents a unique opportunity for children to experience multiculturalism through a variety of demonstrations, performances, and participation in activities to celebrate the health and growth of all children.
Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival
Promotes, perpetuates and shares the Hawaiian culture in the Pacific Northwest by enriching and strengthening the Hawaiian community and celebrating the arts and culture of Hawaii.
16th Annual Masters of Scottish Arts Concert
Features world champion bagpipers, Scottish drummers, dancers and fiddlers from Scotland, Ireland and Canada.
Mexica New Year Celebration
Includes traditional Mexica (Aztec) dancing, singing and drumming, multiple educational and hands-on art workshops, and a traditional Mesoamerican feast.
Morgan Community Festival
An annual one-day event in Morgan Junction Park and includes community tents, children's activity and art area, and all-day music festival.
2013 Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival
A multicultural festival featuring musical and dance performances, and arts participation activities for the whole family.
Pagdiriwang - Philippine Festival
Showcases colorful tribal dances, songs, arts and hands-on activities of the various regions of the Philippines.
Seattle Jewish Film Festival
A 10-day and year-round cinematic celebration & examination of global Jewish and Israeli life, history, art, ideas & culture.
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.
South Park Putts Out
Turns a residential block into a putt-putt golf course where local artists design the holes, in conjunction with Night Out Against Crime.
Spirit of West Africa
Showcases the music, dance, art and culture of the countries of West Africa, including traditional performances by world-class artists.
Tet Festival 2013
Celebrates Vietnamese Lunar New Years, and the cultural roots of Vietnamese heritage by promoting arts, music, performances, and foods unique to Vietnam.
Trolloween
A community celebration with performances, songs and workshops to celebrate the annual birthday of the Fremont Troll.
Wordplay
An LGBT-targeted spoken word poetry festival with a focus on the theme of recovery.

2012

2012 Neighborhood & Community Arts Partners
Organizations each receive $1,200.

All 4 1 dancepalooza
Three day intensive contemporary dance festival with performances and workshops presented by DASS Dance.
Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival
Celebration of Hawaiian culture, presented by Live Aloha as part of Seattle Center's Festál world cultural events series.
Art Up PhinneyWood Art Walk
Monthly art walk held the second Friday of each month in Greenwood-Phinney.
Bastille Day Festival
Celebration of French culture presented by French Education Northwest as part of Seattle Center's Festál world cultural events series.
BeatWalk
Live music by local musicians in multiple locations Columbia City neighborhood monthly.
Cantonese Opera Concert
Cantonese Opera presented by the Chong Hua Benevolent Association.
Celebrate Little Saigon
Vietnamese cultural festival and night market in the heart of Little Saigon.
Cinco de Mayo
Fifth of May celebration with music and dance presented by El Centro de la Raza.
CroatiaFest
Celebration of Croatian art and culture as part of Seattle Center's Festál world cultural events series.
Day of the Dead Festival
Latino cultural festival and gallery exhibition presented by Phinney Neighborhood Association.
Edible Book Festival
Celebration of books, art and food presented by Seattle Center for Book Arts.
Festival Sundiata
Celebration of African/African-American cultural arts presented by the Sundiata African American Cultural Association.
Fiestas Patrias
Celebration of Latino culture presented by Sea Mar Community Health Center.
Georgetown Carnival: Art, Music & More!
Presentation of adventurous visual and performing arts throughout the neighborhood. Presented by the Georgetown Merchants Association.
Goddess Festival
Festival with live music and art presented by Babette's Events.
Guelaguetza
Music and dance from Oaxaca, Mexico presented by Grupo Cultural Oaxaqueno.
Heaven and Earth
Presentation of an outdoor art exhibition in Carkeek park presented by the Center on Contemporary Art.
Honk! Fest West
Roving marching band music festival.
Indigenous Showcase
Showcase of indigenous films from around the world presented by Longhouse Media, Northwest Film Forum.
Jazz Picnic
Jazz music festival presented by Pony Boy Records.
Loving Day Celebration
Festival celebrating mixed race and mixed heritage with visual and performing art presented by MAViN.
Luminata Lantern Parade
A night time illuminated parade of artists, individuals and community groups presented by the Fremont Arts Council.
Magnolia Summerfest & Art Show
Community arts festival presented by the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce.
Mastery of Scottish Arts
Celebration of Celtic arts presented by the Celtic Arts Foundation.
NEPO 5k
Eighty local artists present site-specific installations and performances along five kilometers of Seattle streets presented by NEPO House.
Onyx Fine Arts Collective
Showcase of visual artworks by artists of African descent from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Pagdiriwang
Festival commemorating the anniversary of Philippine Independence as part of Seattle Center's Festál world cultural events series.
Pista sa Nayon
Filipino American cultural celebration.
Seattle Improvised Music Festival
Festival of improvised music.
Seattle Jewish Film Festival
Films, live performances and educational programs exploring the Jewish experience presented by the American Jewish Committee.
Sevdah North America
A formal concert celebrating the traditional urban love songs and culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Spirit of West Africa Festival
Showcase of West African musicians, dancers and artists presented by Thione Diop Productions as part of Seattle Center's Festál world cultural events series.
Têt Festival
Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration presented by Têt in Seattle as part of Seattle Center's Festál world cultural events series.
Third WAVE/4th Annual Seattle International Butoh Festival
Butoh Festival featuring performances, workshops and educational forums presented by DAIPANbutoh Collective.
TibetFest
Celebration of Tibetan culture presented by Tibetan Association of Washington as part of Seattle Center's Festál world cultural events series.
Turkfest
Celebration of Turkish culture presented by Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington as part of Seattle Center's Festál world cultural events series.
Wedgwood Art Festival
Community arts festival presented by the Wedgewood Community Council.
Word Expressed
Readings by Filipino artists and writers presented by Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts.
World Rhythm Festival
Festival of music and dance from around the world presented by the Seattle World Percussion Society.

2011

2011 Neighborhood & Community Arts Partners
Organizations each receive $1,200.

BeatWalk
Live music in multiple locations, Columbia City neighborhood, monthly.
Indigenous Showcase
Showcase of indigenous films from around the world presented by Longhouse Media, Northwest Film Forum.
Word Expressed
Readings by Filipino artists and writers presented by Filipino Community of Seattle.
Mastery of Scottish Arts
Celebration of Celtic arts presented by the Celtic Arts Foundation.
Tet Festival
Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration presented by Tet in Seattle as part of Seattle Center's Festál world cultural events series.
Seattle Improvised Music Festival
Improvised music festival presented by Seattle Improvised Music.
Cantonese Opera Concert-Celebrating the Year of the Tiger
Celebration of Lunar New Year presented by the Chong Hua Benevolent Association.
Transport Series
Contemporary music concert series presented by Washington Composers Forum.
Moisture Festival
A comedy and variety festival featuring aerialists, jugglers, comedians, dancers and more.
AJC Seattle Jewish Film Festival
Films, live performances and educational programs exploring the Jewish experience presented by the American Jewish Committee.
Edible Book Festival
Celebration of books, art, and food presented by Seattle Center for Book Arts.
Honk! Fest West
Roving marching band music festival presented by Honk! Fest West.
World Rhythm Festival
Festival of music and dance from around the world presented by the Seattle World Percussion Society.
National Film Festival for Talented Youth
Nation's largest film festival for youth.
Cinco de Mayo
Fifth of May celebration presented by El Centro de la Raza.
Iranian Festival
Celebration of Iranian Culture presented by the Iranian American Community Alliance.
Georgetown Super 8 FIlm Festival
Showcase of local filmmakers.
Spirit of West Africa
Showcase of West African musicians, dancers, and artists presented by Thione Diop Productions.
Chinese Arts & Culture Festival
Celebration of Chinese art and culture presented by the Washington Chinese Art & Culture Committee.
Guelaguetza
Music and dance from Oaxaca, Mexico; presented by Grupo Cultural Oaxaqueno.
Bastille Day Festival
Celebration of French culture presented by France Education Northwest.
Salon Ethiopia
2nd Annual Ethiopian New Year Festival presented by Salon Ethiopia
Wedgwood Art Festival
Community arts festival presented by the Wedgewood Art Festival.
Pista sa Nayon
Filipino American cultural celebration presented by Pista sa Nayon.
South Park Putts Out
Street festival with 9 holes of golf designed by artists, and members of the community.
Teahouse Concert Festival
Dance and music series presented by Reggie Bardach.
BrasilFest
Celebration of Brazilian culture presented by Brazil Center.
Central Area Community Festival
Central District arts festival, presented by Central Area Community Festival Association.
Othello Park International Festival
Community arts festival, presented by Othello Park Alliance.
TibetFest
Celebration of Tibeten culture, presented by Tibetan Association of Washington.
The Uptown Stroll
Visual and performing arts festival, presented by Art for Uptown.
Onyx Fine Arts Collective
Showcase of visual artworks by artists of African descent from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Jazz Picnic
Jazz music festival, presented by Pony Boy Records.
Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival
Celebration of Hawaiian culture, presented by Live Aloha.
Fiestas Patrias
Celebration of Latino culture, presented by Sea Mar Community Health Center.
Day of the Dead Festival
Latino cultural festival and gallery exhibition, presented by Phinney Neighborhood Association.
Tashiro Kaplan Open House
Annual open house of artists' lofts and galleries, featuring visual and performing arts; presented by Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts.
Playing French Seattle
Festival of plays in French, presented by Steeplechase Productions.
Turkfest
Celebration of Turkish culture, presented by Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington.
Hmong New Year
Hmong celebration of the New Year, presented by Hmong Association of Washington.

2010

2010 Neighborhood & Community Arts Partners
Organizations each receive $1,200.

BeatWalk
Live music in multiple locations, Columbia City neighborhood, monthly.
Indigenous Showcase
Showcase of indigenous films from around the world presented by Longhouse Media, Northwest Film Forum, monthly.
Word Expressed
Readings by Filipino artists and writers presented by Filipino Community of Seattle, Seattle University, Jan. 14 and Nov. 15.
Mastery of Scottish Arts
Celebration of Celtic arts presented by the Celtic Arts Foundation, Benaroya Hall, Feb. 5.
Tet Festival
Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration presented by Tet in Seattle, Seattle Center's Festál world cultural events series, Seattle Center, Feb. 6 -7.
Seattle Improvised Music Festival
Improvised music festival presented by Seattle Improvised Music; Chapel Performance Space at The Good Shepherd Center, Gallery 1412 and Washington Hall; Feb. 11-21.
Cantonese Opera Concert-Celebrating the Year of the Tiger
Celebration of Lunar New Year presented by the Chong Hua Benevolent Association, International District, Feb. 20.
Transport Series
Contemporary music concert series presented by Washington Composers Forum; Chapel Performance Space at The Good Shepherd Center; March 3; April 23, 24, 29; May 8;
July 17.
Moisture Festival
A comedy and variety festival featuring aerialists, jugglers, comedians, dancers and more at multiple neighborhood venues, including Fremont, downtown, Georgetown and Lower Queen Anne; March 11 - April 4.
AJC Seattle Jewish Film Festival
Films, live performances and educational programs exploring the Jewish experience presented by the American Jewish Committee, Seattle; Cinerama and SIFF Cinema; March 13 - 31.
Edible Book Festival
Celebration of books, art, and food presented by Seattle Center for Book Arts, Chapel Performance Space at The Good Shepherd Center, April 10.
Honk! Fest West
Roving marching band music festival presented by Honk! Fest West; performances in Ballard, Georgetown, and Wallingford; April 9-11.
World Rhythm Festival
Festival of music and dance from around the world presented by the Seattle World Percussion Society, Seattle Center, April 23-25.
National Film Festival for Talented Youth
Nation's largest film festival for youth; Seattle Cinerama, SIFF Cinema, EMP|SFM, Seattle Center; April 29-May 2.
Cinco de Mayo
Fifth of May celebration presented by El Centro de la Raza, Jefferson Community Center, May 2.
ArtSpring!
Festival showcasing young artists with disabilities presented by VSA arts, Seattle Center, May 4-5.
Georgetown Super 8 FIlm Festival
Showcase of local filmmakers, Georgetown, May 8.
Spirit of West Africa
Showcase of West African musicians, dancers, and artists presented by Thione Diop Productions; Seattle Center; May 8.
Chinese Arts & Culture Festival
Celebration of Chinese art and culture presented by the Washington Chinese Art & Culture Committee, Seattle Center's Festál world cultural events series, Seattle Center, May 22.
Guelaguetza
Music and dance from Oaxaca, Mexico; presented by Grupo Cultural Oaxaqueno; Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park; June 26.
Bastille Day Festival
Celebration of French culture presented by France Education Northwest, Seattle Center's Festál world cultural events series, Seattle Center, July 10-11.
Sounds Outside
Jazz and creative music festival presented by Monktail Creative Music Concern, Cal Anderson Park, July 17 and Aug. 21.
Wedgwood Art Festival
Community arts festival presented by the Wedgewood Art Festival, Wedgwood, July 17.
Pista sa Nayon
Filipino American cultural celebration presented by Pista sa Nayon, Seward Park, Aug. 1.
South Park Putts Out
Street festival with 9 holes of golf designed by artists, and members of the community. Presented by South Park Arts, August 3.
Teahouse Concert Festival
Dance and music series presented by Reggie Bardach, Coleman Park, Aug. 8 and 14.
BrasilFest
Celebration of Brazilian culture presented by Brazil Center, Seattle Center's Festál world cultural events series, Seattle Center, Aug. 15.
Central Area Community Festival
Central District arts festival, presented by Central Area Community Festival Association, Garfiel Community Playfield, Aug. 21-22.
Othello Park International Festival
Community arts festival, presented by Othello Park Alliance, Othello Park, Aug. 22.
TibetFest
Celebration of Tibeten culture, presented by Tibetan Association of Washington, Seattle Center's Festál world cultural events series, Seattle Center, Aug. 28-29.
The Uptown Stroll
Visual and performing arts festival, presented by Art for Uptown, Counterbalance Park, Aug. 28.
Northwest African American Fine Arts Exhibit
Showcase of Pacific Northwest African American Fine Arts (NAAFA) presented by Onyx Fine Art Collective, Art/Not Terminal Gallery, Sept. 3 - Sept. 29
Jazz Picnic
Jazz music festival, presented by Pony Boy Records, Magnuson Park, Noon to 5pm, Sept. 12.
Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival
Celebration of Hawaiian culture, presented by Live Aloha, Seattle Center's Festál world cultural events series Seattle Center, Sept. 12.
Fiestas Patrias
Celebration of Latino culture, presented by Sea Mar Community Health Center, Seattle Center's Festál world cultural events series Seattle Center, Seattle Center, Sept. 18-19.
Day of the Dead Festival
Latino cultural festival and gallery exhibition, presented by Phinney Neighborhood Association, Phinney Center Gallery, Oct. 5 to Nov. 26.
Tashiro Kaplan Open House
Annual open house of artists' lofts and galleries, featuring visual and performing arts; presented by Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts, Tashiro Kaplan Building, Oct. 7.
Playing French Seattle
Festival of plays in French, presented by Steeplechase Productions, Ethnic Cultural Theatre, November 12-14.
Turkfest
Celebration of Turkish culture, presented by Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington, Seattle Center's Festál world cultural events series Seattle Center, Seattle Center, Oct. 16-17.
Hmong New Year
Hmong celebration of the New Year, presented by Hmong Association of Washington, Seattle Center's Festál world cultural events series Seattle Center, Seattle Center, Nov. 6.

2009

2009 Neighborhood & Community Arts Partners
Organizations each receive $1,200.

Tét Festival
Tét Festival: Vietnamese Lunar New Year, Seattle Center, Jan. 24 - 25.
Mastery of Scottish Arts
The Mastery of Scottish Arts Concert, Benaroya Hall, Feb. 6.
Seattle Improvised Music Festival
24th Annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival, Chapel Performance Space at The Good Shepherd Center and Gallery 1412, Feb. 13 - 15 and Feb. 20 - 22.
15th Annual Brazilian Carnaval
Columbia City, Feb. 28.
Festival Sundiata
29th year celebration, Seattle Center, Feb. 14 - 16.
Rainbow Bookfest
Writers of color share their cultural heritage and diverse perspectives, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, Feb. 28.
The Moisture Festival
The world's largest comedy/variety festival, Hale's Palladium and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre, March 11 - April 5.
Children's Home Society
Celebration of African Cultures — designed by and for African immigrants, refugees and their children, Lake City/North Seattle, April 4.
American Jewish Committee, Seattle
14th Annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival, Cinerama Theatre and Museum of History and Industry, April 23 - May 3.
Seattle World Percussion Society
16th Annual Seattle World Rhythm Festival — drum and dance workshops and world music performances, Seattle Center, April 24 - 26.
The Georgetown Super 8 Film Festival
Residents of Georgetown share their creative ideas with the community regardless of their experience as a filmmaker or artist, Georgetown, May 2.
El Centro de la Raza
Cinco de Mayo 2009, Beacon Hill, May 2.
Southeast Senior Center
Seniors in a Cultural Groove — annual activity connecting elderly with the general arts community, Southeast Senior Center, May 16.
Seattle Chinese Art & Culture Festival
A Glimpse of China, Seattle Center, May 30.
2009 Pagdiriwang — AYPE Igorrote Village Revisited
The "AYPE Igorrote Village Revisited" will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle Center, June 6.
Fremont Arts Council
21st Fremont Summer Solstice Parade, Fremont, June 20, noon.
Guelaguetza 2009
Festival of live music, dance, costumes and food from Oaxaca, Mexico; Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park; June 20.
3rd Annual Artopia
Collaborative grassroots celebration of emerging and established artists and communities, Georgetown, June 27 - 28.
France Education Northwest
Bastille Day 2009 Celebration, Seattle Center, July 11 - 12.
Wedgwood Art Festival
Community celebration showcasing local artists and musicians, Wedgwood, July 18.
Crank It Up
Neighborhood event featuring bikes, bands and community building, South Park, Sept. 12.
Sounds Outside 2009
Free jazz/creative music and community festival, Capitol Hill, July 18, August 22.
Pista sa Nayon
20-year history of Pista sa Nayon, Seward Park, July 26.
Arab Center of Washington
2009 Arab Festival, Seattle Center, Aug. 1 - 2.
Othello Park International Festival
Othello Park Concerts, Southeast Seattle, August 23, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Central Area Community Festival
Central District, August 22, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
BrasilFest 2009
Brazilian arts and culture, Seattle Center, Aug. 16.
Washington Blues Society
Annual Picnic, August 16, noon - 6 p.m., all ages
TibetFest
Celebration of Tibet Culture, Seattle Center, Aug. 22 - 23.
The Uptown Stroll 2009
Arts festival, Counterbalance Park, Aug. 29.
Korean Cultural Celebration
Art of the Korean traditional wedding ceremony with traditional and contemporary custom dress fashion show, Seattle Center, Sept. 12.
Turkfest
Turkish Cultural Festival, Seattle Center, Oct. 17-18.
Steeplechase Productions
Playing French Seattle — annual festival of plays in French language, Ethnic Cultural Theatre, Oct. 19 - Nov. 1.
Dia de los Muertos
Day of the Dead Festival, Cascade People's Center, Oct. 25 - Nov. 3.
Phinney Neighborhood Association
Day of the Dead Festival, Greenwood/Phinney Ridge, Nov. 6 - 28.
Hmong Association of Washington,
Hmong New Year Festival, Seattle Center, Nov. 7.
The Blue November MicroFilmFest
Greenwood/Phinney Ridge, Nov. 13-14.

2008

2008 Neighborhood & Community Arts Partners
Organizations each receive $1,200.

Mastery of Scottish Arts — Mastery of Scottish Arts Concert, Feb. 1, Benaroya Hall.
Sundiata African American Cultural Association — Festiva Sundiata Literary Café, Feb. 16 to 18, Seattle Center.
Beacon Hill News & South District Journal — Third Annual South Seattle Festival of Words and Photos, March 8, Rainier Valley Cultural Center.
Tasveer — South Asian Women's Film Focus, March 28 to 30, Central Cinema.
American Jewish Committee, Greater Seattle Chapter — Seattle Jewish Film Festival, April 3 to 5, Cinerama Theatre and Museum of History and Industry.
Georgetown Super 8 — The Georgetown Super 8 Film Festival, April 18 to 20, The Shop, 6225 Ellis Ave. S.
Arab Center of Washington — Mother's Day Hafla (celebration of motherhood and family); Saturday, May 3, 6 p.m. - midnight, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245NW 57th.
Thione Diop Productions — Spirit of West Africa, May 10, Seattle Center.
Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, Delridge Day & Community Resource Fair, May 31, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., 4408 Delridge Way S.W.
East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition — Good Vibe 2008: Promote Neighborhood Safety (hip-hop concert), Saturday, June 28th, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park.
SouthEast Effective Development — 6th Annual ArtsGumbo Kick-off concert, Saturday, August 27. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.. Free event in Columbia Park featuring performances by ethnic ensembles.
!!ArtsLaunch!! — !!ArtsLaunch!! Forum Series, June 5, Tashiro Kaplan Artists Lofts and Oct. 25, The Chapel at the Good Shepherd Center.
Washington Chinese Art & Culture Committee — A Glimpse of China: Seattle Chinese Art and Cultural Festival, June 7, Seattle Center.
Fremont Arts Council — Fremont Solstice Parade and Pageant, June 21, Fremont at 1st Ave. N.W. and N. 36th St. to Gasworks Park.
Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington — Pagdiriwang: Words Expressed: Filipina Women Writers; June 6, 7 and 8; Seattle Center and additional location TBA.
Chinese Arts & Music Association — 23rd Annual Spring Concert, June 22, Meany Hall, University of Washington.
The Center for Wooden Boats — Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival, July 4 to 6, Lake Union Park, Center for Wooden Boats.
South Park Arts — South Park Bikes and Bands, July 12, South Park Community Center.
Pista sa Nayon — Pista sa Nayon (Filipino American festival), July 27, Seward Park.
Washington Blues Society — Washington Blues Society 2008 Annual Summer Concert; August, date TBA; Magnuson Park.
Nature Consortium — Arts in Nature Festival, Aug. 23 and 24, Camp Long.
Tibetan Association of Washington — Understanding the Roots and Origins of Nangma Tradition, Aug. 24 and 25, Seattle Center and Greenwood Senior Center.
Korean-American Art & Cultural of the Pacific Northwest — Fifth Annual Korean Cultural Celebration, Sept. 6, Seattle Center.
Seattle-Oaxaca Fiesta Committee — Guelaguetza 2008 (festival of music, dance, costumes, and food from Oaxaca, Mexico); Sept. 7; Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park.
SLAM Festival — Seattle Latin American Music Festival, Oct. 9 to 11, Good Shepherd Center.
Turkish American Cultural Association — Turkfest, Oct. 18 to 19, Seattle Center.
El Centro de la Raza — El Dia de los Muertos Altar Exhibit: Day of the Dead Festival, Nov. 1 to 21, 2524 16th Ave. S.
Phinney Neighborhood Association — Day of the Dead Festival; festival, Nov. 7; gallery show, Nov. 7-21; Phinney Neighborhood Center.
Hmong Association of Washington — Hmong New Year, Nov. 8, Seattle Center.
Sevdah Institute North America — Evening of Sevdah: The Love Songs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nov. 29, Town Hall.

2007

2007 Neighborhood & Community Arts Partners
Organizations each receive $1,200.

Sundiata African American Cultural Association
Festival Sundiata Literary Café
Feb. 17 to 19, 2007, Seattle Center.
!!Arts Launch!!
!!Arts Launch!! Forum Series
April 5, May 3 and Nov. 1, 2007, Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts.
Tasveer (an independent film organization)
Aaina: South Asian Film Focus
March 16 to 18, 2007, 1411 21st Ave.
AJC Seattle Jewish Film Festival
Seattle Jewish Film Festival
March 17 - 25, 2007, Cinerama and Museum of History & Industry.
South Park Arts
South Park Art Walk
April and September 2007, 14th Ave. South.
Fremont Arts Council
Fremont Solstice Parade and Pageant
Workshops, May 6 to June 23, 2007
Parade, June 23, 2007, Fremont at 1st Ave. N.W. and N. 36th St. to Gasworks Park.
Greenwood Arts Council
Greenwood-Phinney Art Walk
May 11-12, 2007, various businesses on Phinney and Greenwood Avenues, from 60th Northwest to 87th Northwest.
Greater University Chamber of Commerce
University StreetFair, May 19 and 20, 2007, University Way Northeast.
Chinese Arts & Music Association
22nd Annual Spring Concert
May 20, 2007, Meany Hall, University of Washington.
Washington Chinese Art & Culture Committee
A Glimpse of China — Seattle Chinese Art & Culture Festival
June 2, 2007, Seattle Center.
Haller Lake Arts Council
3rd Annual Chili Palooza
June 23, 2007, Haller Lake Community Club.
Ballard Advisory Council
Jazz at Golden Gardens
July 27 and Aug. 24, 2007, Golden Gardens Bath House.
Pista sa Nayon
Pista sa Nayon (Filipino American festival)
July 22, 2007, Seward Park.
Magnolia Art Show
Magnolia Summerfest Art Show
Aug 3 and 4, 2007, 32nd Ave. W. and West Smith Street.
Cambodian Women's Association
Cambodian Cultural Heritage
Aug. 11, 2007, Seattle Center.
Washington Blues Society
Washington Blues Society Annual Picnic and Concert
Aug. 19, 2007, Magnuson Park
Central Area Community Festival Association
Central Area Community Festival and Parade
Aug. 18 and 19, 2007, 2323 E. Cherry St.
Tibetan Association of Washington
TibetFest
Aug. 25 and 26, 2007, Seattle Center.
The Nature Consortium
Arts in Nature Festival
Aug. 25 and 26, 2007, Camp Long.
Art for Uptown
The Uptown Stroll
Aug. 25, 2007, Counterbalance Park.
Korean American Art & Culture of the Pacific Northwest
4th Annual Korean Cultural Celebration
Sept. 8, 2007, Seattle Center.
Seattle-Oaxaca Fiesta Committee
Guelaguetza 2007
Sept. 8, 2007, Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park.
Turkish American Cultural Association
Turkfest
Oct. 20 and 21, 2007, Seattle Center.
Phinney Neighborhood Association
Day of the Dead Festival
Festival: Nov. 2, 2007, Gallery Art Show: Nov. 2 to 24, 2007, Phinney Neighborhood Center.
Hmong Association of Washington
Hmong New Year
Nov. 3, 2007, Seattle Center.
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4Culture
King County and 4Culture are partnering to make a momentous investment in regional cultural infrastructure with a one-time program called Building for Culture. $20 million will support jobs to create large, small, urban and rural arts and heritage facilities, with a dedicated percentage directed towards Saving Landmarks, a program to preserve historic properties throughout King County. This is the largest capital program 4Culture has ever implemented, and is the first major investment in decades to support cultural infrastructure in Seattle and across the county.9/9/2015

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