The CityArtist program supports Seattle-based individual artists/curators and the research, development and presentation of their work. Awarded artists will need to offer a public presentation within city limits of Seattle. We support a broad range of artistic and cultural expression reflecting Seattle’s diversity.
NEW ELEMENTS: The CityArtist application has been simplified with these elements. Project description, budget and outreach plan are NOT required on the application. Only awarded artists will need to develop these items for the contract after selection. Selected artists now have two years to develop and present a
Eligibility: Applications will be accepted this year in these art forms or disciplines:
Literary (including screenwriting)
Traditional/ethnic and multi-disciplinary projects are always welcome, as long as a primary art form is one of the eligible disciplines listed.
Funding: Applicants may request the following set amounts: $2,000, $5,000, or $8,000.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 11:00 P.M. (PT)
Application: The guidelines are available at http://www.seattle.gov/arts/
Workshops: Get program overview and guidance on how to submit a strong application and virtual platform tips. A workshop and draft review will be held:
Online Program Overview Workshop:
Monday, Feb 8, 2021; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
City of Seattle Office of Economic Development-Small Business Advocate: Business License Tips
Monday, Feb 22, 2021; 5-7 p.m.
Seattle Channel: Virtual Tips/Tools
Draft Review: (Individual appointments): If available, send drafts via email by Fri, 4/2.
Please RSVP for an appointment on one of these two dates, a project manager will call to confirm:
Friday, April 9, 2021 from 12-4 p.m.
Monday, April 12, 2021 from 2-6 p.m.
For application or eligibility assistance contact Irene Gómez at (206) 684.7310 or [email protected].
Image: Floating Gardens Project by Robert Sparrow Jones
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