Funding available for arts / culture / creative types and businesses


Below are a number of relief / recovery funding opportunities available to the City of Seattle and King County, some ending next week (listed chronologically by deadline):

4Culture & ARTS Sustained support + Stimulus fund – ends November 5
King County Cultural Organizations, you can apply for three grants through one application, and the deadline is this Friday. 4Culture and the City of Seattle Arts and Culture Office have teamed up to create a single application process for several grant programs in King County and the City of Seattle.

Apply before Friday, November 5 at 5:00 p.m. to be considered for the continued support of 4Culture, the 4Culture recovery funds and the Seattle Arts and Culture Office recovery funds. Register for tomorrow’s information workshop on

Small Business Stabilization Fund – closes November 9
Creative small businesses AND arts nonprofit organizations are eligible for the Seattle Office of Economic Development’s Small Business Stabilization Fund.

Key information for this new cycle:

    • The Fund will provide grants of $ 5,000, $ 10,000 and $ 20,000.
    • Small businesses with up to 50 full-time equivalent employees can apply.
    • Businesses that have received a stabilization fund in previous cycles can apply.
    • An additional $ 4 million is invested to stabilize micro and small businesses negatively impacted by the health crisis.

If you require assistance with completing the online application, language access services, accommodation, or accessibility information, please contact 206-684-8090 or [email protected]. Apply before November 9:

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King County Festivals & Events Fund – ends November 11
The King County Festival and Grants Program aims to meet the needs of event and festival producers (large and small) seeking to restore community activities, events, festivals and celebrations to a safe environment, while engaging residents and tourists. throughout the county and employing workers, working creatives and culture bearers at events. Apply before 11:59 p.m. on November 11 at

Seattle Relief Fund – ends November 15
One-time financial assistance for eligible Seattle residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is now available. Prices will range from $ 1,000 to $ 3,000 depending on the size of the household. This funding is intended for any low-income Seattle resident, regardless of citizenship or immigrant status, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements.

Learn more about the Seattle Relief Fund and apply by November 15 at 11:59 p.m.: Information translated into eight languages.

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Arts in the Parks Program – ends December 1
The Bureau of Arts and Culture is partnering with Seattle Parks and Recreation to expand arts and community events in city parks. The The Arts in Parks program is an opportunity for the city to invest in the dynamic cultural work being done in and by various Seattle communities.

This grant supports new and established festivals or events that promote the arts and cultural participation, celebrate diversity, build community connections, and activate parks through arts and culture while connecting with communities most affected by systemic oppression, including low-income people, people with disabilities, immigrants and refugee communities, and communities of color. Apply before 5 p.m. on December 1:



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