2016 Neighborhood & Community Arts and Put the Arts in Parks grants open

This fall the Office of Arts & Culture is opening the 2016 Neighborhood & Community Arts program in conjunction with a new pilot program created in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, Put the Arts in Parks. Both grant programs support and encourage the vibrant cultural work being done in and by communities throughout Seattle.

Neighborhood & Community Arts grant 2016 (NCA) NCA supports neighborhood arts councils and community-based groups that have established a track record for producing recurring festivals or events that promote arts and cultural participation, celebrates our diversity, builds community connections, and enhances the visibility of neighborhoods through arts and culture.

Put the Arts in Parks grant 2016 (PAP) This pilot program supports neighborhood arts councils and community-based groups that are seeking to activate Seattle Parks with new and established festivals or events that promote arts and cultural participation, celebrate our diversity and build community connections through arts and culture while connecting with underserved communities. The funds for this program are contingent on the passing of the Parks District budget.

Deadline The deadline for both NCA and PAP grant programs is 11 p.m., Friday, October 30, 2015.

Application and guidelines Find the guidelines for NCA here, PAP here and the application for both here. Guidelines for PAP have been translated into Mandarin, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Free Information Session Learn what makes a strong application, including information about other funding programs. This interactive question-and-answer session will cover specifics on eligibility and how to apply. First time applicants are encouraged to attend. Please register for the session by contacting Jenny Crooks at (206) 684-7084 or e-mail at jenny.crooks@seattle.gov.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6:30 – 8 p.m. 2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Lake City Branch Library, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 98125

Info Jenny Crooks at (206) 684-7084 or e-mail at jenny.crooks@seattle.gov.

Image by Jenny Crooks.