Seattle Parks opens next round of Arts in Parks grant applications

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) and the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) are now inviting individual artists, neighborhood arts councils and local community-based groups to apply for a new round of Arts in Parks (AIP) grants.

These grants, funded by the Seattle Park District, are for individuals and community based groups, especially those from underserved, immigrant, refugee communities and communities of color, to produce temporary art installations and artistic performances, festivals and other events in Seattle parks.

Groups applying need not be 501(c)(3) nonprofits, nor are they required to use a fiscal agent. Funded organizations will receive one year of funding support ranging from $1,200 to $7,200 to support direct expenses.

Find the guidelines and application for AIP grants here, temporary art call here, and Neighborhood & Community Arts grant here. Guidelines for AIP applications are available in Mandarin, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

The deadline for AIP grant programs is 11 p.m., on Wednesday, October 19.

Applicants who want to learn what makes a strong application and get information about other funding programs can attend one of the free workshops listed here. These interactive question-and-answer sessions will cover specifics on eligibility and how to apply. SPR encourages first time applicants to attend.   

The closest workshop to our neighborhood is at Green Lake Library (7364 East Green Lake Drive N) on Saturday, September 10, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Interested applicants can RSVP to the event online.

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