Current Calls and Funding

Arts in Parks 2022 Grant

Latina women and girls in colorful traditional dress, hold their skirts up, unfurled fans, while an audience sits on the park watching.
Festival CentroAmericano at Westcrest 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 Parks and Recreation's mission statement (see below),
  • And take place in a city of Seattle park between April and November 2022.

See Guidelines for list of preferred parks.

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. See Guidelines for list of ineligible parks.

Funding

Eligible applicants may request up to $7,800 one-year funding to support direct project expenses in 2022.

Deadline

Wednesday, December1, 2021, 5:00pm Pacific.  Please allow ample time to complete and submit your application; applications will not be accepted after the 5:00pm Pacific deadline. 

Virtual Workshops

Learn more about this opportunity and how to turn in your strongest application. We highly encourage first-time applicants to attend:

Program Information Sessions

Get an overview of the program, what types of projects are funded, and how to fill out the application:

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
12 - 1:30pm
RSVP here

Thursday, October 28, 2021
5:30 - 7pm
RSVP here

Watch the Thursday, October 28 Info Session below:

Download the Presentation Deck

Drop-In Sessions

A virtual Q&A session about the application and technical assistance with the new grants system:

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
12 - 1pm
RSVP here

Saturday, November 20, 2021
11am - 12pm
RSVP 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 Project Manager, Jenny Crooks.

Jenny Crooks

Jenny Crooks

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Project Manager
jenny.crooks@seattle.gov

(206) 684-7084

Jenny manages the Neighborhood & Community Arts and smART Ventures programs. She grew up in Maryland, just outside of D.C., and was involved in the arts from an early age. She graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, Penn., with a BA in international environmental studies. After returning to D.C. she worked as volunteer coordinator at The Studio Theatre and then as a grants specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts. Jenny is also a local theatre artist and enjoys photography and the outdoors.

Jenny also speaks French and Dutch.

Do Something at ARTS at King Street Station

Gallery inside ARTS at King Street Station
Photo by Benjamin Benschneider

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S Surface

S Surface

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King Street Station Program Lead
s.surface@seattle.gov

(206) 256-5484

S Surface is a Seattle-based curator of art, design, and architecture, and the King Street Station Program Lead with ARTS. Previously, Surface was co-curator of The Alice, an artist-run exhibition space and writers' residency, and Out Of Sight 2017, a regional survey of Pacific Northwest artists. As Program Director at Design in Public, Surface organized the annual city-wide Seattle Design Festival and curated at the Center for Architecture & Design. Trained in graphic design, photography, and entrepreneurship at Parsons School of Design, and with an M.Arch from Yale School of Architecture, research coordinator and editor with C-LAB, Volume Architectural Journal, and the Network Architecture Lab at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; and a teaching fellow in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department at Yale University. Surface served on the Seattle Arts Commission and on the board of Architects, Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility.


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