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Grants and Opportunities for Artists


Give Me Culture Grants 

The City of Kent Arts Commission’s “Give Me Culture” program offers small, flexible grants to individuals, organizations and community groups for arts and culture projects and events that serve the public in Kent. Awards are intended to broaden participation in, and showcasing of, arts and culture activities, especially by ethnically diverse or under-served communities. 

-$1,000 award maximum 

-No deadline: Applications will be reviewed as they are received, year-round (must be received at least three months before the start of the project or event date) SteelMagicNW17

How to apply: 

Program Guidelines

Online Application

Questions: 

(253) 856-5050 

Rbillerbeck@kentwa.gov

*For current grant recipients, here is the link to the forms required to complete your grant and get paid:

GIVE ME CULTURE EVALUATION


Kent Arts Commission announces Kent Creates exhibit opportunity
IdentityExhibitImageCarolynDowns2017_by_AdrienneLaFaye

The Kent Arts Commission is seeking entries for an online exhibit via Kent Creates, a web platform for sharing art, culture, andcreative endeavors. KentCreates.com 

The most recent exhibit is open through December 31 and focuses on the theme of “Identity.” The call for entries encourages artists and creative minds to submit self-portraits and other creative works exploring the theme of identity. 

The “Identity” exhibit is open to any creative endeavor – photographs, paintings, poems, recipes, short films, songs, or stories – anything creative minds can dream up. Work may be submitted through December 31. The Kent Arts Commission will select the top five pieces, which will receive $200 honorariums and featured status on the site. 

Kent Creates encourages Kent residents to be creative; it is a web platform for artists, musicians, writers, crafters, illustrators, dancers, filmmakers, hobbyists, and other creatives to share their work and meet people with similar interests. Creative work of all kinds may be shared on KentCreates.com. Kent Creates is free to use and anyone can sign up; there is no requirement to live in Kent.

Image credit: “Carolyn Downs 2017” by Adrienne LaFaye

 


Kent Arts Commission Offers Funding for 2020 Community Art Projects

The City of Kent Arts Commission announces funding opportunities for local community arts through its Community Arts Support Program. 

KidsQuest18_SculptingThe program provides financial support for arts projects by arts and cultural organizations, community service groups, and individual artists. Funding is intended to support artists and organizations that provide high quality arts experiences for Kent residents. Only programs taking place in Kent or the Kent School District service area are eligible for funding.

The deadline for 2020 application is closed. Applications for 2021 will be available in September 2020.

APPLICATION

GUIDELINES

*For current grant recipients, here is the link to the forms required to complete your grant and get paid:

GRANT COMPLETION FORMS

 

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