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Youth Arts Grant

Grants to Washington Artists, Arts Organizations, and Agencies
in Eligible Regions for Arts Programs that Benefit Youth

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Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

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Deadline Date:

02/24/20 11:00 PM PST


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Grants of up to $12,000 to Washington arts organizations, individual artists, educational institutions, and youth-service agencies in eligible regions for art and cultural programs that benefit youth in middle school and high school. Funding is intended for programs that that take place out of school and in the city of Seattle.

Youth Arts Grant supports equitable access to arts and cultural learning opportunities for Seattle’s Middle and High School-aged youth. Programs occur outside of school hours and are led by experienced teaching artists working in communities to increase arts and cultural opportunities for young people from diverse racial and socio-economic backgrounds. 

Funding may be used for:

  • Artist fees
  • Youth stipends
  • Marketing and promotional fees
  • Project management and personnel costs
  • Supplies
  • Space
  • Equipment rentals
  • Program-related costs

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 168197

Estimated Size of Grant:

Recipients will receive a total of $12,000 distributed over two (2) years of Youth Arts funding support (for programs in 2020-21 and 2021-22). $6,000 is available each year to support project expenses.

Term of Contract:

Projects must take place between September 2020 - August 2021 and September 2021 - August 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individual teaching artists, art and cultural organizations, youth-service agencies, and degree-granting institutions are eligible to apply. Programs must take place within the Seattle City limits.

All teaching artist(s) must have at least 1 year of experience working with the project age group and art and cultural form(s).

Funding cannot be used for:
- In school activities
- Any elements of the proposed project that are completed before funds are awarded
- Equipment/software purchases
- Compensation for staff, faculty or students from degree-granting institutions
- Culminating events only (a program with a culminating event is acceptable)
- Fundraising, benefit events, or religious services

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants are highly encouraged to attend one workshop (to receive detailed information and tips on completing the application) and one draft review session (for an opportunity to bring in questions about applications in progress).

Youth Arts Grant Information Sessions:

Thursday, January 23, 2020; Noon-1:30 pm
Green Lake Library
7364 East Green Lake Dr N
Seattle, WA 98115
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Thursday, January 30, 2020; 5:30-7 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98144
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Draft Application Feedback:

Thursday, February 6, 2020; 5:30-7 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98144
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020; 5:30-7 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98144
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Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: 11p.m., Monday, February 24, 2020 (Pacific Standard Time).

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Kristi Woo, Youth Funding Project Manager
(206) 727-8671

Arts & Culture
303 S. Jackson Street, Top Floor
Seattle, WA , 98104
Phone: 206-684-7171
Fax: 206-684-7172

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington: Seattle

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