The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs is accepting funding applications for its Youth Arts program. The program supports arts training for Seattle’s middle and high school youth outside of school hours in all artistic disciplines, including visual and literary arts, theater, music, dance, and film.
Individual artists, artist teams, arts and cultural organizations, and/or youth-service agencies with nonprofit status or fiscal sponsorship are eligible to apply. Priority is placed on serving youth or communities with limited access to arts and culture. Funding awards range from $1,500 to $10,000 for projects that take place between September 2010 and September 2011.
In the most recent funding cycle spanning September 2009 to September 2010, the Youth Arts program awarded $225,000 to 36 artists, cultural organizations, and community-based organizations serving youth. The average award was $6,250. It’s estimated the projects will engage 7,297 young people in 26,189 hours of after-school arts training throughout the city. ♦