Current Calls and Funding

Arts in Parks 2023 Grant

A group of Latinx dancers performing in traditional dance attire while a crowd watches in a park ampitheatre stage.
Guelaguetza at Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park; Photo by Jenny Crooks

The Office of Arts & Culture is partnering with Seattle Parks and Recreation to increase arts and community events in parks throughout the city. The Arts in Parks Program is an opportunity for the city to invest in the vibrant cultural work being done in and by diverse communities throughout Seattle.

This grant supports new and established festivals or events that promote arts and cultural participation, celebrate diversity, build community connections, and activate parks through arts and culture while connecting with communities most impacted by systemic oppression including low-income, people with disabilities, immigrant and refugee communities, and communities of color.

Please see the full call for all details.

Eligibility

The Applicant must:

  • Be an individual artist, neighborhood arts council, or local community-based group
    • Organizations and individual artists representing communities most impacted by systemic oppression including low-income, people with disabilities, immigrant and refugee communities, and communities of color are encouraged to apply.
  • Have a Federal Tax ID number and be based in the city of Seattle.
    • Groups applying are not required to be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nor are they required to use a fiscal agent.

The Project must:

  • Have a significant arts and culture component,
  • Be free and open to the public,
  • Have insurance,
  • Provide a platform for under-resourced artists and communities,
  • Adhere to Seattle Park and Recreation’s mission statement (to provide welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate, build community, and promote responsible stewardship of the land),
  • Take place in an eligible City of Seattle park between April 1 and November 30, 2023.
  • Events taking place in Downtown or City Center Parks or at Playfields and green spaces immediately adjacent to community centers are not eligible for this funding.

You may submit only one application per year to this program.

Funding

Applicants may apply for up to $7,800 in funding. Please review the guidelines for detailed information.

Deadline

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 5:00 p.m. (Pacific). Please allow ample time to complete and submit your application; applications will not be accepted after the 5:00 p.m. Pacific deadline. 

Virtual Workshops

Arts in Parks 2023: Info Session #1 (Hybrid)
Wednesday, October 12; 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Online or at Jefferson Community Center
Register here

Arts in Parks 2023: Info Session #2 (Hybrid)
Friday, October 21; 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Online or at Jefferson Community Center
Register here

Arts in Parks 2023: Drop-In Session #1 (Hybrid)
Thursday, November 3; 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Online or at Garfield Community Center
Register here

Arts in Parks 2023: Drop-In Session #2 (Hybrid)
Wednesday, November 9; 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Online or at Garfield Community Center
Register here

Application

Apply on Fluxx, the City of Seattle's new grant portalIf this is your first time using Fluxx, you will have to create a user profile before you start your application.

Click here for Application Instructions.

Info

For questions about the program or for help with the online application, please contact Alex Rose, Project Manager, at (206) 459-6517 or alex.rose@seattle.gov.

Alex Rose

Alex Rose

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Creative Economy Advocate
alex.rose@seattle.gov

(206) 459-6517

Alex Rose brings her passions for music, culture, and community to her work at the City of Seattle. As Creative Economy Advocate, Alex connects young people to creative careers, supports the Seattle Music Commission, and brings creative entrepreneurs together to network and access resources. With a background in digital marketing, Alex is drawn to the magic that happens at the intersection of creativity and technology. She is also a singer, producer, bandleader, and mom.

Alex also speaks Spanish.

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Gallery inside ARTS at King Street Station
Photo by Benjamin Benschneider

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Jenny Ku

Jenny Ku

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King Street Station Programming Lead
jenny.ku@seattle.gov
(206) 684-4186

J. Ku is originally from Taipei, Taiwan, and has curated and coordinated scores of events and productions for numerous organizations and cultural centers in the Pacific Northwest (and beyond). In their role as Senior Events Coordinator for ARTS they support a wide range of internal and external events such as the Mayor's Arts Awards, Create City, Public Art Party, the grand opening of ARTS King Street Station, Hello | Goodbye: Viaduct Arts Festival, Welcome Back Seattle Events, summer concert series, and more.  

Before coming to ARTS, they helped found Burlycon and served as Director of Arts & Culture. As a visual, performing, and teaching artist, they have presented work internationally, including esteemed regional institutions such as The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, University of Washington, and Seattle Art Museum.  

Jenny also speaks Mandarin and a little Cantonese.


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