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Give Me Culture Grant Overview
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 general public in Kent. Awards are intended to broaden participation in, and showcasing of, arts and culture activities, especially by ethnically diverse or underserved communities.
• $1,000 award maximum
• No deadline: Applications will be reviewed as they are received, year-round (must be received at least two months before the start of the project or event date)
Call to Teaching Artists
Kent Kids' Arts Day celebrates 27 years on Saturday, March 1st. The Kent Arts Commission is seeking teaching artists to lead hands-on art projects that day. Kent Kids' Arts Day is the only event of it's kind in South King County to provide a hands-on arts experience for children age 4-14. Compensation ranges from $150 to $500. More information and application form can be found here.
Community Art Support Grant
The City of Kent Arts Commission’s Community Arts Support Program provides financial support for arts projects by arts and cultural organizations, community service groups and individual artists. The program is designed to encourage, develop and support community arts programming that serves the general public in the Kent area. Through the program, the Commission seeks to provide opportunities for innovation and for the development of unique services outside the scope of the Commission’s existing programming. The Kent Arts Commission will support these programs financially as funds are available and budgeted for the year.
Applications must be postmarked by Friday, October 18, 2013 or delivered to the Cultural Programs Office on the third floor of Kent City Hall, 220 4th Avenue South, in Kent by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2013.
We encourage you to contact our office in advance to discuss your proposed project. We will be happy to clarify any restrictions or qualifications in advance so that your application has the best chance for success. New applicants are especially encouraged to call and consult with a staff person. Please call 253-856-5050 with any questions after reviewing the guidelines and application below.
Kent Valley Loop Trail Photo Contest
Have a great picture of the mountain from the Green River Trail? Do you show people the perfect photo you took of the baby eagles near Russell Road Park? What about your family enjoying the trail system in the Kent Valley? The Parks Department is hosting a photo contest for amateur photographers along the proposed Kent Valley Loop Trail. Prizes will be awarded to those who best capture the image of the Kent Valley Loop Trail. Details and list of prizes can be found here.