Thursday, July 23, 2009

Artists - opportunities (Seattle)


Individual Artist Funding:

Seattle's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
Accepting applications for 2010 CityArtists Projects
DEADLINE: 11 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009

The CityArtists Projects program provides funding for artists to develop and present their work. 2010 Eligible Disciplines include Literary (except play scripts), Media Arts and Visual Arts. Traditional/Ethnic and Multi-disciplinary projects are always welcome, so long as a primary art form is one of the eligible disciplines listed.

Awards ranging up to $10,000 support new works, works-in-progress or finished works, and all projects include a public presentation. We encourage a broad range of artistic and cultural expression that reflects Seattle's diversity.

In the last round of funding, CityArtists awarded $225,000 to 39 artists. Thirty of the 39 artist projects funded are first-time recipients, representing 77 percent of the awards. The awards range from $1,500 to $10,000, with an average award of $5,769.


Preserving Arts Jobs Funding:

DEADLINE: 11 p.m., Monday, Aug. 10, 2009

Seattle's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs will distribute to eligible Seattle arts organizations $250,000 in one-time federal funding to preserve jobs in the nonprofit arts sector threatened by declines in philanthropic and other support during the current economic downturn.

Seattle-based nonprofit arts and cultural organizations that are current recipients of the Office's 2009-2010 Civic Partners organizational support program are eligible to apply for funds to support staff salaries or fees for contract jobs which have been reduced, eliminated or are currently threatened. 4Culture ( has additional funding for King County organizations outside of Seattle.

Award amounts
Organizations with 2008 budgets less than $150,000 are eligible for $5,000. Organizations with 2008 budgets greater than $150,000 are eligible for $15,000.

A review panel will meet in mid-August, and applicants will be informed of the funding decisions by the end of August. Funding will support salary or contract expenses incurred between Oct. 1, 2009 and Aug. 31. 2010.