Hey Artists – the City of Burien Has Around $20,000 in Grants to Give Away

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The City of Burien announced Thursday (July 5) that it has allocated approximately $20,000 for Arts and Culture programs and events in 2013, which it will be awarding in grants to Artists.

“The purpose of the City’s Arts and Culture Fund is to support arts and heritage organizations as well as artists who will provide cultural opportunities for City residents while also attracting regional artists and audiences that can contribute to Burien’s identity as an arts and culture-oriented City,” reads an announcement.

Arts & Culture funding is available to individuals, groups and organizations that provide arts and cultural enrichment to the residents of Burien.

The application deadline is August 17, 2012.

The application and guidelines are available on the city website here.

Awarded funds will be available from January 1 to December 31, 2013.

For more information please e-mail Gina Kallman, Cultural Arts Supervisor at [email protected].

Here’s more from the announcement:

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.

How To Apply
The City holds an annual application cycle for Arts and Culture funding in the summer/fall prior to the year of funding. Thus, an organization requesting funding for the year 2013 would need to apply in the summer/fall of 2012. The applicant will need to complete the application and return to:

City of Burien Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services
14700 6th Ave SW
Burien, WA
Attn: Gina Kallman, Cultural Arts Supervisor

Or e-mail [email protected] by the specified due date.

The City’s Arts Commission will review applications and make recommendations to the full City Council for final approval.

For more information please e-mail Gina Kallman, Cultural Arts Supervisor at [email protected].

These Guidelines do not apply to Arts in Public Places (1%) funding pursuant to Ordinance No. 238

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