Civic Partner grant

Application

The next application opportunity will be in 2022.

Deadline

The next application opportunity will be in 2022.

The Civic Partner program awards three consecutive years of funding to Seattle arts and culture, heritage and arts services organizations in all disciplines with a minimum three-year history of providing accessible programming for Seattle residents and visitors. Civic Partners include the entire spectrum of organizations from small grassroots groups, established organizations serving a specific cultural community, and major institutions.

For additional opportunities, please visit COVID-19: Resources for CommunityCOVID-19 Handbook for Creative Industries and Artist Trust.

Arts and culture organizations are a vital part of our City's ecosystem. Our investments are a tangible way to partner with the cultural community to achieve our aim of becoming a more inclusive City. The art, stories, and work shared reflect the heart and conscience of our society, allowing us to dig deeper into what is meaningful and relevant, creating opportunities to connect, to experience joy, and to see where we've been, who we are, and what is possible.   

The Civic Partner Program aims to leverage the collective community action of Seattle's arts and cultural sector through strategic investments, training and partnership to create a City where all artists, performers, writers and creative workers have the freedom, agency and platform to share and amplify their stories, art, cultures and experiences, regardless of race, class, gender, age, ability, education, country of birth, citizenship, religion and sexual orientation.

Eligibility

To apply for Civic Partner support, an organization must have its primary location in Seattle and have:

  • a mission and program/s centered on arts and culture or be a culturally specific organization with a significant arts and cultural program; 
  • a minimum three-year history of continuous operation and cultural accomplishment serving Seattle residents;
  • a not-for-profit business structure with a Federal Tax ID number (though not required to have 501(c)(3) status);
  • at least one ongoing cultural program open to the public in Seattle; and
  • no concurrent funding through the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture's Neighborhood & Community Arts or smART ventures funding programs.

Evaluation Criteria

The Civic Partner program invests in the broad cultural community, helping organizations make a rich variety of arts, heritage and culture opportunities accessible to Seattle residents and visitors. Through this and all our programs, we are committed to removing barriers to participation and involving diverse cultures and underserved audiences and artists.

The core evaluation criteria for this program are:

1.      Accessibility and Community Involvement

2.      Merit and Impact of Program in Relation to a Stated Cultural Mission

3.      Inclusive and Anti-Racist Core Values

4.      Organizational Resiliency and Evolvement

Funds may be used for

Civic Partners funds may be used to support annual operating and program costs (staff, artist and other professional fees, facilities, outreach, etc.) relating to an organization's cultural services which are accessible to and provide public benefit to Seattle residents and visitors. Civic Partner awards may NOT be used for

  • events not accessible to the public;
  • capital improvements or purchase of equipment;
  • school, college and university departments or programs which are part of regular or extra-curricular school programs;
  • religious services, or events or presentations in which fundraising is the primary purpose.

Funding Timeline 

July 2019
Staff provides the community review panel a racial equity and implicit bias training. 

July - October 2019
Staff will process and the community panel reviews applications.

November 2019
The panel meets and determines scores for each application.

Late December 2019
Applicants will receive notification of their award status.

February 2020
Civic Partners 2020 funding award amounts determined. Recipients notified.

February/March 2020 
Civic Partner Overview Sessions will be available for funded organizations to learn about the program and paperwork needed to receive funding.

Eligible
Organization
Application

Manage your award

The City is investing in a new online Citywide grants platform that will produce a better experience for applicants and aligns with race and social justice values by providing more equity in opportunities for artists and communities of color. Originally scheduled for completion in 2018, this major undertaking by the City of Seattle, has been delayed into 2020. 

If you are trying to access your online account, please note that ARTS' previous grant platform, CultureGrants Online (CGO) is no longer available due to a realignment of business focus by WESTAF, its developer. Information was sent to everyone who had an online account. If you have questions, please contact this program's project manager for guidance. Please check back here for future updates.

Getting the word out

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

  • International Examiner - Contact
  • Northwest Asian Weekly - Contact
  • Pacific Publishing's papers serve the University District, Ravenna, Roosevelt, Laurelhurst, Sand Point, Wedgewood, Wallingford, Fremont, Phinney Ridge, Green Lake, Greenwood, Queen Anne, Magnolia, Madison Park, Broadmoor, Washington Park, Madrona, Madison Valley, Leschi, Capitol Hill, First Hill, Beacon Hill, Mt. Baker, South Hill, International District and Kirkland. Contact
  • Robinson News publishes Ballard News Tribune, West Seattle Herald, White Center News, The Highline Times

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

In 2019, the Civic Partner program awarded $1.9 million to 177 Seattle-based arts, heritage and cultural organizations plus $100,000 to an Equitable Development partner. These funded programs engaged more than 16,000 volunteer and paid artists serving an audience of over 2 million people, including 367,561 students and youth, and provided 689,209 free admissions. Almost half of the funded projects either involved artists of color or served communities of color at some level.

2020 Civic Partners

206 Zulu  
$7,740

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre
$53,700

ADEFUA Cultural Education Workshop
$2,460

Against the Grain/MEN IN DANCE
$1,340

Allied Arts Foundation
$800

American Asian Performing Arts Theatre
$4,315

Annex Theatre
$2,100

ARCADE
$935

Artist Trust
$11,000

Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences (AVIA)
$3,400

ArtsWest
$7,450

Bailadores de Bronce
$2,330

Base
$795

BlueStreet Voices
$500

Book-It Repertory Theatre
$13,775

Burke Museum Association
$31,150

Bushwick Northwest/The Bushwick Book Club Seattle
$1,490

Byron Schenkman & Friends
$1,675

Café Nordo
$2,715

Carter Family Puppet Theatre/Northwest Puppet Center
$6,530

Cascade Public Media/Crosscut
$2,955

Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA)
$1,200

The Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas (CD Forum)
$15,640

Chamber Music Madness
$995

Clarinettissimo
$640

Clarion West
$2,780

Classical KING FM 98.1
$4,950

common AREA maintenance
$1,480

Community Arts Create
$4,330

Copper Canyon Press
$5,800

Cornish College of the Arts
$1,700

Coyote Central
$5,770

CultureWorks
$2,010

Deaf Spotlight
$5,940

Degenerate Art Ensemble
$1,490

Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association
$3,925

Densho
$41,280

Design in Public
$970

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
$6,030

Early Music Seattle
$4,600

Earshot Jazz
$8,650

eSe Teatro: Seattle Latinos Take Stage
$2,040

Ethnic Heritage Council of the Pacific Northwest
$2,815

Evoke Productions
$795

Experience Education 
$1,550

Floating Bridge Press
$650

Freehold Theatre Lab Studio
$6,650

Friends of Asian Art Association (FA3)
$985

Frye Art Museum
$16,675

Gage Academy of Art
$11,400

Gallery Concerts
$500

Gamelan Pacifica
$3,220

Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center/Gay City Arts
$1,525

Greater Seattle Choral Consortium (GSCC)
$500

GreenStage
$1,790

Hedgebrook
$3,025

Henry Art Gallery
$45,600

Historic Seattle
$2,850

Hollow Earth Radio
$3,250

Holocaust Center for Humanity
$3,475

Hugo House
$8,750

Humanities Washington
$3,000

Infinity Box Theatre Project
$500

Intiman Theatre
$25,615

Iranian American Community Alliance
$1,850

Jack Straw Cultural Center
$10,990

Jazz Night School
$2,025

Jet City Improv
$5,915

Joe Brazil Legacy
$1,255

KEXP-FM
$23,000

Khambatta Dance Company
$3,480

Korean Student Association at the University of Washington
$1,365

KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio
$3,000

La Sala
$2,060

Ladies Musical Club
$1,090

Lake Union Civic Orchestra
$2,040

Latino Theatre Projects
$1,980

Leela Kathak Dancers
$3,030

Lit Crawl Seattle
$885

Live Music Project
$750

Living Voices
$6,300

Macha Theatre Works
$2,325

Medieval Women's Choir
$620

Mirror Stage
$1,190

Moisture Festival
$3,685

Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)
$19,800

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)
$22,850

Music Center of the Northwest
$4,655

Music Northwest
$1,775

Music of Remembrance
$6,155

Na'ah Illahee Fund
$10,270

National Nordic Museum
$12,600

North Corner Chamber Orchestra
$650

Northwest African American Museum
$33,425

Northwest Boychoir & Vocalpoint! Seattle
$5,820

Northwest Chamber Chorus
$3,680

Northwest Film Forum
$11,700

Northwest Folklife
$33,150

Northwest Girlchoir
$5,525

Northwest Symphony Orchestra
$4,085

Ocheami
$2,645

On the Boards
$16,500

One Reel
$15,750

Orchestra Seattle/Seattle Chamber Singers
$3,560

Pacific Northwest Ballet
$125,000

Path with Art
$3,980

Philharmonia Northwest
$1,190

Photographic Center Northwest
$5,950

Pork Filled Productions
$3,130

Pratt Fine Arts Center
$34,050

Prison Education LLC
$2,435

Rain City Symphony
$580

ReAct Theatre
$5,000

Reboot Theatre Company
$945

Red Eagle Soaring
$5,245

Room Circus Medical Clowning
$1,700

Russian Community Center of Seattle
$850

School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA)
$8,635

Seattle Architecture Foundation
$1,200

Seattle Art Museum
$124,000

Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL)
$11,550

Seattle Asian American Film Festival
$3,510

Seattle Chamber Music Society
$7,760

Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival Committee
$16,770

Seattle Children's Museum
$9,800

Seattle Children's Theatre
$53,700

Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority
$5,000

Seattle Classic Guitar Society
$2,485

Seattle Collaborative Orchestra
$995

Seattle Festival Orchestra
$970

Seattle JazzED
$3,400

Seattle Jewish Chorale
$1,590

Seattle Latino Film Festival
$4,630

Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus
$31,125

Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra
$995

Seattle Musical Theatre
$4,270

Seattle Opera
$125,000

Seattle Peace Chorus
$1,675

Seattle Pro Musica
$4,655

Seattle Public Theater
$5,370

Seattle ReCreative
$1,585

Seattle Rep
$83,000

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra
$5,470

Seattle SeaChordsmen
$580

Seattle Shakespeare Company
$12,100

Seattle Symphony Orchestra
$125,000

Seattle Theatre Group
$56,200

Seattle Turkish Film Festival (TACAWA)
$1,725

Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra
$1,570

Seattle Young Artists Music Festival Association
$970

Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras
$11,900

SeattleDances
$500

Social Justice Film Institute
$995

SEEDArts
$6,550

Seward Park Clay Studio
$3,880

Showtunes! Theatre
$900

Shunpike  
$22,150

Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)
$45,315

SOIL Artist Run Gallery
$1,275

Sound Theatre Company
$2,250

Southwest Seattle Historical Society
$2,200

Spectrum Dance Theater
$41,280

Stone Soup Theatre
$2,580

Strawberry Theatre Workshop
$1,165

Taproot Theatre Company
$6,715

Tasveer
$4,555

TeenTix
$11,880

Thalia Symphony Orchestra
$600

The 5th Avenue Theatre
$57,955

The Art of Alzheimer's
$1,300

The Cabiri
$1,640

The Center for Wooden Boats
$8,825

The Esoterics
$3,880

The Market Street Singers
$1,210

The Queens Project
$1,950

Raven Chronicles Press
$4,515

The Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society
$2,500

The Talented Youth (NFFTY)
$3,580

The Vera Project
$7,230

The Williams Project
$2,450

Theatre Off Jackson
$3,030

Theatre Puget Sound
$6,950

Theatre22
$1,000

Three Dollar Bill Cinema
$6,530

Totem Star
$7,485

Town Hall Seattle
$9,450

Twelfth Night Productions
$1,090

Unexpected Productions Improv
$2,000

Unified Outreach
$1,200

United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
$12,900

Meany Center for the Performing Arts
$12,750

Urban ArtWorks
$2,875

Velocity Dance Center
$6,400

Vision Loss Connections
$2,000

Voices Rising: LGBTQ of Color Arts & Culture
$1,525

ArtsEd Washington
$1,480

Washington Ensemble Theatre
$2,910

Whim W'Him
$2,785

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
$100,000*

Young Shakespeare Workshop
$1,800

Youth in Focus
$4,475
  

*Equitable Development Fund

2019 Community Partners

Eight of the 180 funded organizations are designated community partners, which are defined as arts service organizations that serve and enhance the capacity of artists and arts groups.

501 Commons (Springboard)
$5,000

Artist Trust
$10,800

Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences
$3,500

Seattle King County Cultural Accessibility Consortium
$5,000

Shunpike
$15,300

Teen Tix
$12,000

Theatre Puget Sound
$7,000

Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab
$3,000  

2019 Civic Partners

206 Zulu
$6,000

A Contemporary Theatre - ACT
$55,100

AGAINST THE GRAIN/Men in Dance
$1,350

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
$7,500

ARCADE
$1,250

Book-It Repertory Theatre
$14,500

Burke Museum Association
$31,000

Center for Wooden Boats
$9,100

Center on Contemporary Art
$1,200

Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas
$11,500

Charles and Emma Frye Free Public Art Museum
$16,600

Children's Museum, Seattle
$9,750

Chinatown ID Preservation & Development
$5,000

Clarion West
$2,800

Classical KING 98.1
$5,000

Copper Canyon Press
$7,300

Cornish College of the Arts
$1,725

Coyote Central
$5,800

Crosscut
$3,000

Deaf Spotlight
$6,000

Delridge Neighborhoods
$3,400

Densho
$32,000

Early Music Guild of Seattle
$5,000

Earshot Jazz Society of Seattle
$8,700

Evoke
$800

Floating Bridge Press
$600

Flying House Productions
$32,100

Freehold Theatre Lab Studio
$6,700

Friends of KEXP
$25,050

Gage Academy of Art
$11,500

Gallery Concerts
$600

Gamelan Pacifica
$3,500

Gay City Health Project
$1,500

GreenStage
$1,800

Hedgebrook
$3,900

Historic Seattle
$3,100

Hollow Earth Radio
$3,200

Holocaust Center for Humanity
$3,500

Intiman Theatre
$25,875

Jack Straw Foundation
$11,100

Jazz Night School
$2,200

Khambatta Dance
$3,500

Ladies Musical Club
$1,100

Lake Union Civic Orchestra
$2,400

Lit Crawl Seattle
$900

Live Girls!
$1,800

Living Voices
$6,300

Macha Theatre Works
$2,400

Meany Center for the Performing Arts
$12,850

Memory War Theater
$800

Mirror Stage
$1,200

MOHAI - Historical Society of Seattle & King County
$19,700

Moisture Festival
$3,800

MoPOP
$23,000

Music Center of the Northwest
$4,800

Music Northwest
$1,800

Music of Remembrance
$6,250

Nordic Museum
$12,700

Northwest African American Museum
$27,400

Northwest Chamber Chorus
$3,700

Northwest Choirs
$6,000

Northwest Film Forum
$11,500

Northwest Folklife
$32,500

Northwest Girlchoir
$5,700

Northwest Puppet Center
$7,685

Northwest Symphony Orchestra
$4,150

On the Boards
$17,000

One Reel
$25,000

Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers
$3,750

Pacific Northwest Ballet Association
$137,700

Pat Graney Performance
$2,850

Path with Art
$4,000

Philharmonia Northwest
$1,200

Photo Center NW
$6,000

Pork Filled Players
$2,300

Prabha Rustagi Memorial Trust
$2,350

Pratt Fine Arts Center
$35,100

ProForum
$1,000

Rain City Symphony
$600

ReAct Theatre
$4,100

Richard Hugo House
$8,800

Ripple Productions
$2,800

Room Circus Medical Clowning
$2,000

School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts
$8,900

Seattle Architectural Foundation
$1,300

Seattle Art Museum
$127,245

Seattle Arts and Lectures
$11,500

Seattle Asian American Film Festival
$2,700

Seattle Chamber Music Festival
$8,000

Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival
$13,000

Seattle Children's Theatre
$55,100

Seattle Classic Guitar Society
$2,700

Seattle Collaborative Orchestra
$1,000

Seattle Festival Orchestra
$1,000

Seattle Girls' Choir Guild
$2,100

Seattle Jazz Orchestra
$5,500

Seattle JazzED
$3,400

Seattle Jewish Chorale
$1,600

Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra
$1,000

Seattle Modern Orchestra
$1,500

Seattle Musical Theatre
$4,400

Seattle Opera
$147,445

Seattle Peace Chorus
$1,700

Seattle Pro Musica
$4,800

Seattle Public Theater
$5,400

Seattle Repertory Theatre
$87,435

Seattle Seachordsmen
$600

Seattle Shakespeare Festival
$12,200

Seattle Symphony
$156,265

Seattle Theatre Group
$54,840

Seattle True Independent Film Festival
$300

Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra
$1,650

Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras
$12,000

Seward Park Clay Studio
$4,000

Showtunes Theatre
$600

SIFF
$47,700

SketchFest
$700

Sound Theatre
$2,200

SouthEast Effective Development
$6,600

Spectrum Dance Theater
$32,000

Stone Soup Theatre
$2,600

Strawberry Theatre Workshop
$1,200

Taproot Theatre
$7,300

Thalia Symphony Orchestra
$650

The 5th Avenue Theatre Association
$59,745

The Cabiri
$1,650

The Esoterics
$3,900

The Henry Gallery
$45,600

The Market Street Singers
$1,250

The Raven Chronicles
$3,500

The Talented Youth
$3,600

The Vera Project
$7,200

Theater Schmeater
$3,650

Theatre Off Jackson
$3,000

Three Dollar Bill Cinema
$6,500

Totem Star
$5,800

Town Hall Association
$9,400

Twelfth Night Productions
$1,100

Unified Outreach
$1,200

Urban ArtWorks
$2,850

Velocity Dance Center
$6,600

Vision Loss Connections
$2,000

Washington Ensemble Theatre
$3,000

Whim W'Him
$2,800

Wing-It Productions
$6,100

Young Shakespeare Workshop
$1,800

Youth in Focus
$4,500  

2019 Civic Partner Project Partners


Annex Theatre
$1,500

Azeotrope
$1,500

Base
$800

Bushwick Northwest
$1,500

Byron Schenkman & Friends
$1,000

Chamber Music Madness
$1,000

Degenerate Art Ensemble
$1,500

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
$1,500

eSe Teatro: Seattle Latinos Take Stage
$1,500

Inspired Child
$1,500

Latino Theatre Projects
$1,500

Medieval Women's Choir
$500

Northwest Tap Connection
$1,500

Pacific Northwest Center for Architecture & Design (Design in Public)
$1,000

Pacific Science Center
$600

Pan African Center for Empowerment
$1,500

Seattle Latino Film Festival
$1,500

Seattle Young Artists Music Festival Association
$1,000

Seniors Creating Art
$1,500

Tet in Seattle
$1,500

The 14/48 Projects
$1,000

The Queens Project
$1,500

The Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society
$500

United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
$1,500

Washington Alliance for the Arts
$1,500

2016 - 2018 Community Partners

Seven of the 158 funded organizations are designated community partners, which are defined as arts service organizations that serve and enhance the capacity of artists and arts groups.

$10,600
Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences
$3,200
$15,300
$12,000

 

2016 - 2018 Civic Partners

$1,430
AGAINST THE GRAIN/Men in Dance
$1,295
$938
$1,220
$6,696
$30,831
$2,680
$2,760
$3,000
$7,543
$610
$16,430
$1,454
$3,763
$25,048
$6,000
$2,723
$16,642
$24,715
$3,300
Philharmonia Northwest
$808
$147,443
$6,500
Simple Measures
$1,122
$610
$1,003
$1,629
$3,852
Theater Schmeater
$3,608
$1,224
$1,779

2014 - 2015 Community Partners

Nine of the 168 funded organizations are designated community partners, which are defined as arts service organizations that serve and enhance the capacity of artists and arts groups.

$10,000
Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences
$3,200
$15,000
$12,000

 

2014 - 2015 Civic Partners

AGAINST THE GRAIN/Men in Dance
$1,378
$1,208
$6,565
Balagan Theatre
$1,688*
$29,086
$6,000
$1,425
$3,550
$23,630
$2,475
$25,745
Philharmonia Northwest
$500
$152,003
$6,000
$45,000
Simple Measures
$1,100
$1,613
Theater Schmeater
$3,700
$1,744
* Funded in 2014 only

2012 - 2013 Community Partners

Nine of the 137 funded organizations are designated community partners, which are defined as arts service organizations that serve and enhance the capacity of artists and arts groups.

Artist Trust
Artist Trust provides individual artists of all creative disciplines the necessary support to launch and sustain successful careers, through financial grants, career training and professional resources.
$9,000
Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences
AVIA (Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences) provides audio-description of live arts performances, and other services to create access for those who are visually impaired.
$3,200
ArtsEd Washington
ArtsEd Washington works to advance arts education for all Washington students by creating systemic change in how arts education is perceived, funded, and taught in the schools.
$2,000
Shunpike
Shunpike's Storefronts Seattle promotes neighborhood vitality by bringing temporary art and creative enterprise to available retail storefront spaces and the Arts Business Clinic offers affordable consultation, training workshops and information resources for artists and arts groups in navigating business issues, management tactics and strategic priorities.
$15,000
Springboard (501 Commons)
Springboard vaults a cohort of small to mid-sized arts and cultural organizations towards greater sustainability by guiding them through an in-depth assessment and planning process.
$4,000
Teaching Artist Training Lab (ArtsWA)
The Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab is an eight-month professional development program for teaching artists working in all artistic disciplines. The Lab supports artists' ability to partner effectively with K-12 schools and teachers, to develop strong arts learning plans, to create safe and inclusive learning environments, and to develop creative and collaborative arts learning experiences for their students.
$3,000
TeenTix (Seattle Center Foundation)
TeenTix facilitates arts encounters for teenagers aged 13-19, while empowering them to design and initiate those experiences. TeenTix makes Seattle's cultural life affordable and accessible to teens while developing an engaged community of young patrons for the arts.
$6,000
Theatre Puget Sound (Arts Crush)
Theatre Puget Sound's Arts Crush is a multi-disciplinary annual festival encouraging active participation in the arts by unifying the regional arts community around four overarching goals: Engaging Community, Creating Access, Inspiring Creativity and Building Arts Participation.
$5,000
Washington State Cultural Congress (WA State Arts Alliance Foundation)
Cultural Congress is a collaborative conference bringing together a diverse group of cultural leaders to increase their knowledge of the field, strengthen skills and cultivate partnerships through intensive workshops, peer dialogue, and dynamic speakers.
$4,000

 

2012 - 2013 Civic Partners

Against the Grain / Men in Dance
$1,450
$6,910
$2,145
$1,500**
$4,480
$8,000
$2,080
$10,000
$1,140
$2,840
Icicle Creek Theatre Festival
$1,395
$15,245
$5,600
$1,000
$15,700
$19,070*
Seattle Dance Project
$1,825
$161,705
$166,950
$4,895
Simple Measures
$1,280
$1,745
$3,975
Theater Schmeater
$3,895
$1,660
* Funds for these contracts may differ from 2012 to 2013
** Funded only in 2012

2011 Civic Partners

$2,300
$1,775
$9,000
Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences
$3,200
$7,275
Blue Earth Alliance
$1,000
$2,700
$3,975
Giant Magnet
$15,700
$850
$48,250
$8,470
$1,415
$4,225
$15,700
$7,260
Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival
$4,300
$169,500
Simple Measures
$900
$1,000
Theater Schmeater
$4,100
$1,000

2009 - 2010 Civic Partners

$2,300
$1,815
$9,323
Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences
$3,328
$7,502
$2,783
Blue Earth Alliance
$1,000
d9 Dance Collective
$1,573
$2,750
$4,114
$850
$52,635
$8,470
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
$6,958
$1,452
$4,356
$16,698
$7,260
Prabha Rustagi Memorial Trust
$1,800
Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival
$4,356
$188,912
Simple Measures
$900
$1,000
Theater Schmeater
$4,235
$1,000

2007 - 2008 Civic Partners

$1,500
$7,600
Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences
$2,750
$6,200
$2,300
Crispin Spaeth Dance Group
$3,500
d9 Dance Collective
$1,300
$3,400
$43,500
$7,000
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
$5,750
$1,200
$3,600
Next Stage Dance Theatre
$1,500
$13,800
$6,000
Prabha Rustagi Memorial Trust
$1,500
Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival
$3,600
$154,000
$159,000
Theater Schmeater
$3,500
$3,500
VSA Arts of Washington
$4,500