City funding available For Seattle artists

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs is accepting applications for the 2012 CityArtist Projects program that supports Seattle-based individual artists working in the visual, literary and media arts.

CityArtist Projects is an annual funding program that provides support to individual Seattle artists to develop and present new, in-progress or remounted works taken to the next stage. Funding is offered to artists in clusters of disciplines in the visual, media and literary arts and performing arts in alternate years.

Priority will be given to quality art projects that focus on public benefit defined as community impact and access. Projects will be rated on their ability to address at least one of these four elements: engage new audiences, develop partnerships, create access through education and public awareness opportunities and/or present in non-traditional venues.

Artists can apply for set awards of either $2,000 or $4,000. Projects must be presented between May and December 2012 and include a public presentation.

A link to the online application is available at The application deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. For more information, contact Irene Gómez at or (206) 684-7310.

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