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Current Calls

 

Arts & Culture

Neighborhood Recovery Program

 

Beacon Arts, as the Lead Organization for Beacon Hill & Mount Baker, shall sub-contract to neighborhood-based organizations and small businesses to carry out inclusive and creative arts and culture endeavors that further the city’s pandemic recovery process.  Applicants must conduct events/activations within this neighborhood or community.  

These activations/events seek to reach underserved communities and audiences and those most impacted by COVID-19, in particular, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), low-income, and under-served communities.  Activations/events should seek to rebuild and assist in arts and culture recovery; events do not need to be entirely new events.

The total amount of funding available through Beacon Arts for this designated area is $68,000.  

Requested amounts from applicants for this specific program shall range from $5,000 to  $15,000  

 

Please Note: read detailed RFP guidelines here in full before requesting the application.

The application and budget template is only available via direct email to info@beacon-arts.org.

Examples of public activations or events:
 

  • A series of performances at an indoor or outdoor venue

  • Temporary public art or lighting (permit/approval must be secured before award)

  • Festivals, fairs, or public events (can be for a specific part of a larger event)

  • Art exhibits

  • Art or cultural workshops or classes

 

Who is Eligible?
 

  • Non-profit organizations with events/activations within the designated neighborhood or community. 

  • Small businesses with a City of Seattle business license that  collaborate with other individual artists or others for the proposed project.

  • Applicants should be place-based in the designated neighborhood and should have a history and track record of direct connection to the arts and cultural life of the neighborhood.

How to Apply

There is no fee for entry. Eligible projects interested in this program must submit the following:

  1.  Read full RFP.

  2.  Send email to info@beacon-arts.org requesting application and budget

  3.  Submit application and budget template by February 10, 2023
     

Criteria

  1. Strength of Project and Relationship to Neighborhood (40 Points) Does the project have a broad public benefit with unique art and cultural offerings for our neighborhood?

  2. Community Building, Outreach, and Accessibility (30 Points) Does the project have a clear plan/vision for how these funds can have a tangible impact on our neighborhood?

  3. Background and Capacity (30 Points)

Application TIPS

All funding programs can be highly competitive.  We encourage you to:

 

  1. Read these guidelines, check your eligibility, and follow the instructions carefully.

  2. Explore the application early so you can plan.

  3. Update Seattle Business License, if needed.  HERE 

 

Be clear and concise in your application.  
Panelists read and evaluate many applications. 


Timeline

January 15, 2023

Application open/available (includes Guidelines, Application, & Budget Template) 

February 10, 2023
Application deadline.  

Feb 15-20, 2023

The review panel meets to discuss each application about the program criteria and make funding recommendations.

 

February 25, 2023

Applicants are notified whether they have been recommended for funding, are contracted with, and events can begin.

 

Feb 23- Sept 1,2023

Awardees carry out arts and cultural events.

 

Ongoing

Awardees submit their reporting documents to Beacon Arts and the final report is due no later than September 15, 2023

Submissions are due Friday, February 10, 2023

Ongoing

Beacon Arts Guild

Beacon Arts is working to build a directory of local musicians, artists and performers in our community. The goal is to raise visibility of our local talent. It's free to join, check out the page for more information and online application.

1403 Art Space

1403 Art Space is seeking teaching artist proposals for classes in this new studio on Beacon Hill. Contact for more info.

South End Public Market

Monthly pop up Makers Market email for current application.

 

Beacon Hill Victrola

There are still spots in the 2023 calendar available for featured artists at Victrola Coffee (3215 Beacon Ave S) on Beacon Hill. They are prioritizing emerging, youth, BIPOC artists and shows focused on social justice. Email for schedule info and to share your portfolio.

Submit a Proposal

Use our proposal form for submission to calls for artists, or to submit a project you'd like us to consider supporting. We can offer help connecting projects with funding, venues, community partners and more.

 Submit your proposal here.

Be on our call list for Artists & Performers

Complete this form to be on our CfA mailing list. This list is used to match artists with project opportunities, and will keep you up to date on current calls. This will also put you on our general mailing list.

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