Seattle OAC: City Artist Grant

Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture CityArtist grant supports individual artists/curators in the research, development, and presentation of creative work. Providing financial support for creative entrepreneurs contributes to the broader economy and quality of life in neighborhoods across the City of Seattle. Awards are set at a single amount of $8,000 for all recipients.

The 2025 application is open to artists/curators working in Dance, Music, and Theater(including Playwriting). Awarded artists will need to offer a public presentation within Seattle city limits. We encourage a broad range of artistic and cultural expression that reflects the Seattle’s diversity.

This grant is open to rotating disciplines in alternating years:

  • Even Years (2024, 2026): Literary, Media/Digital/Film (including Screenwriting), and Visual
  • Odd Years (2023, 2025): Dance, Music, and Theater (including Playwriting)

Deadline: MAY 7, 2024 at 5PM

Please note eligibility requirements at

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