Yes, the City of Seattle does care about art and actually help fund artistic endeavors in our city. Every year they issue all sorts of grants to individual arts and artistic groups for special projects and performances. If you’re an arty farty type and/or (more likely) are part of a arts based group/production company, then you can apply for some of that sweet, sweet grant money!
Seattle’s LGBTQ+ Center (the former Gay City) is helping the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture seek out arts groups for this funding. More info down below on how to apply! You have until February 13th to get in your application!
|The Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Seattle’s LGBTQ+ Center are offering grants of up to $15,000 to foster the growth of QTBIPOC artistic and cultural expression on Capitol Hill. Projects of any size will be considered, and artist groups may use the funds for creative activations like performances, workshops, exhibits, and more. Please apply by February 13, 2023|
Cultural events, experiences, and spaces provide reasons for people to gather, confer identify, and build community which are ever more critically important during the current COVID pandemic and recovery process. This program seeks to support recovery efforts through collaboration, equity, resiliency and safety in alignment with the City of Seattle’s vision of One Seattle.
Apply through Seattle’s LGBTQ+ Center if based on Capitol Hill, or see a list of other Lead Organizations in the full guidelines if based in another neighborhood.
If you’re part of a QTBIPOC artist group, read the full guidelines and then get started on your application at gaycity.org/ArtsApp.
More info: gaycity.org/Neighborhood-Recovery-Program