Hey Artists – Here’s Your Chance To Get Some $$ From The City Of Burien

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The City of Burien has opened its application cycle for the 2011 Arts & Culture grant funding, with an available total estimated at $20,000.

Arts & Culture grant funding is available to “groups or organizations that provide arts and cultural enrichment to Burien and its residents,” according to a statement.

The deadline to apply is 4:30pm on Friday, July 30th.

Applications are available for download here:

You can also get an application by going to www.burienparks.net and clicking on “I Want To” on the upper left, then “Apply for a Grant.”

Another option is to contact Gina Kallman at 206-391-6605.

Here’s some language from the official guidelines doc (download here, PDF file):

Funding Priorities Applications that provide one or more of the following services will be prioritized for funding:

  • Programs developed for or presented in the Burien community.
  • Innovative and/or mixed-genre projects that bring new cultural experiences to Burien.
  • Cultural education experiences for underserved and/or low-income youth.

Applicants may be individuals or non-profit organizations. Evidence of non-profit status for organizations will be required.

The proposed program and/or event must be held in Burien or serve a majority of Burien residents.

Only one application per individual/organization will be accepted per year.

Review Criteria:
There is no priority between each of the elements listed below nor is there a requirement to meet all criteria:

  • Artistic and heritage merit and excellence.
  • Collaborative programs or initiatives with other cultural organizations.
  • Administrative capability and fiscal stability of the applicant’s organization.
  • Recruitment of underserved populations through special outreach and/or specialized promotional strategies.
  • Participation in the City’s cultural programs and/or events.
  • Documented evaluation and measurement of previous year’s program grant objectives.
  • Diversity of applicant’s additional funding sources.
  • Burien-based artists, heritage professionals, and cultural organizations.
  • Prior grant recipients.

The deadline to apply is 4:30pm Friday, July 30th, and applications should be submitted to:

Burien Parks
14700 6th Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166

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