Artists at the Center Grants

Seattle Office of Arts and Culture
Deadline: 6/27/2023, 5 PM

Artists at the Center introduces emerging and established artists to a revitalized Seattle Center campus, while broadening the arts and cultural experiences in the Uptown Arts & Cultural District.

Selected artists reflect the city’s cultural diversity and have the unique opportunity to perform at Seattle Center, enjoy technical production support, connect with new audiences, and showcase their talents. Visitors to the campus and the surrounding neighborhood benefit from surprising and delightful pop-up performances throughout the year.

Performing arts disciplines of all genres may be considered, including music, dance, theatre, spoken word, cultural exhibitions, hands-on-learning experiences, and multi-disciplinary projects.

Visual art exhibitions are not the intended use of this grant, however, may be an element if included as part of a larger performance.

Applicants can apply for the following levels of funding:

  • $2,000 award (typically 1-2 performers), plus $600 in-kind production support
  • $4,000 award (typically 3-5 performers), plus $1,100 in-kind production support
  • $6,000 award (typically 6+ performers), plus $1,600 in-kind production support

Artists At the Center is a multi-year collaboration between Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) and Seattle Center, with support from Uptown Arts & Culture Coalition and the communities surrounding the Seattle Center campus. This project is made possible by a 10-year community benefit grant from Climate Pledge Arena and Seattle Kraken, starting in 2021.