Seattle Funds the Arts

The City of Seattle announced a $1.8 million investment in Seattle arts, heritage, and cultural organizations.  The grants are from the Office of Arts & Culture, through the Civic Partners program.  This year boasts the largest awards under the program.

Mayor Ed Murray was proud to announce the grants, noting that the city benefits from the wide variety of arts organizations in the community.  These grants are awarded every two years to help create community, provide inspiration and creativity, and promote cross-culture understanding.

The 2016-2017 recipients include ArtsWest, Burke Museum Association, Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas, Copper Canyon West, Seattle JazzED, Seattle Opera, SEEDArts and The Vera Project.  Other organizations designated as community partners to enhance the capacity of artists and arts group are Artist Trust, Teen Tix and Theatre Puget Sound.