Centering Art & Racial Equity is the new moniker for ARTS’s organizational funding (C.A.R.E.)

Centering Art & Racial Equity is the new moniker for ARTS’s organizational funding (C.A.R.E.)

Now open, Centering Art & Racial Equity (C.A.R.E.) grant is the new name of the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture’s organizational funding program previously known as Civic Partners. The updated name highlights the evolution of the program over the past ten years and reflects the values of racial equity, social cohesion, and the importance of art to our communities.

CD Forum and Monique Franklin’s presentation of Mama’z Muezz; Photo by Melissa J. Thompson

“Arts and culture organizations are a vital part of Seattle’s ecosystem. Our cultural investments aim to leverage the collective community action of Seattle’s arts and cultural sector to create a City where all artists, performers, writers and creative workers have the freedom, agency and platform to share and amplify their stories, art, cultures and experiences, regardless of race, class, gender, age, ability, education, country of birth, citizenship, religion and sexual orientation.”

royal alley-barnes, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Acting Director

The C.A.R.E. grant awards three consecutive years of funding to Seattle arts and culture, heritage, and arts service organizations with a minimum three-year history of providing accessible programming for Seattle residents and visitors. To create a more equitable, vibrant, and relevant arts sector, ARTS prioritizes support for organizations with an arts-focused mission that are taking action to be anti-racist and who value, implement, and uphold inclusive practices through an intersectional racial equity lens.

Application

  • C.A.R.E. Grant Guidelines
  • Online Application (FLUXX)

Contact

For more information, visit the C.A.R.E grant page or contact Kathy Hsieh, Cultural Investments Strategist, at (206) 733-9926 or kathy.hsieh@seattle.gov. TTY: Dial 711. Tele-Braille: (800) 833-6385.


The Centering Art & Racial Equity (C.A.R.E.) grant is made possible by the Seattle Office of Arts& Culture (ARTS). For more information, please contact Kathy Hsieh, Cultural Investments Strategist, at (206) 733-9926 or kathy.hsieh@seattle.gov.

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