The Arts and Culture Neighborhood Recovery Program is a City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS)-funded program to provide grants for arts and cultural events/activations in neighborhoods through community-based Lead Organizations; for the South Lake Union neighborhood, the Lead Organization is MOHAI. There are 14 Lead Organizations focused on neighborhoods or communities throughout Seattle.
MOHAI prioritizes projects serving and/or led by groups that have been most negatively impacted by the COVID pandemic, and that align with both MOHAI’s and the City of Seattle’s commitments to equity, inclusion and public safety.
Cultural events, experiences, and spaces provide the reason for people to gather, confer identify, and build community which are even more critically important during the current COVID pandemic and recovery process. This program seeks to support recovery efforts through collaboration, equity, resiliency and safety in alignment with the City of Seattle’s vision of One Seattle.
As the Lead Organization for the South Lake Union neighborhood, MOHAI will 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 or activations within or in service to the South Lake Union neighborhood.
Activations or events should rebuild and assist in arts and culture recovery; these do not need to be entirely new events.
The total amount of funding available through MOHAI for the South Lake Union area is $63,750.
Applicants may request various amounts up to $20,000.
|February 1st||Application open/available (includes Guidelines, Application, & Budget Template) Applications accessible on MOHAI.org|
|March 1||Application deadline. Submit applications via MOHAI.org|
|End of March||Review panel meets to discuss each application in relation to the program criteria and make funding recommendations.|
|April||Applicants are notified whether they have been recommended for funding, are contracted with, and events can begin.|
|Ongoing||Awardees carry-out arts and cultural events.|
|September 15||Awardees submit their reporting documents to MOHAI and final report due no later than September 15, 2023.|
All funding programs can be highly competitive. We encourage you to:
Organizations and individuals receiving awards from MOHAI and funded by Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) must acknowledge MOHAI and the City of Seattle’s support in printed materials, signage visible to the public, via social media, or in other ways appropriate to the project. MOHAI and Seattle ARTS will supply preferred wording and logos in electronic format.
Regular reports and final reports and invoicing will be due according to the contract schedule, and negotiated with MOHAI. Reports will include data (demographic, # of people attending, etc.) and narrative as outlined in the contract.
For additional information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Beacon Arts: Beacon Hill (including Mt Baker)
Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association: Delridge, Highland Park, Westwood (north of SW Roxbury)
Downtown Seattle Asociation: Downtown
Friends of Waterfront Seattle: Waterfront
Gay City Health Project: Capitol Hill
Georgetwon CDA: Georgetown and South Park
Historic South Downtown: Pioneer Square and Chinatown/International District (including Little Saigon and Japantown)
Lake City Collective: North Seattle (specifically Lake City, Greenwood, Northgate, Bitter Lake, and Aurora, north of 85th)
Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI): South Lake Union
Na’ah Illahee Fund: City-wide
South End Seattle Art Center: Rainier Valley
U District Partnership: University District
West Seattle Junction: West Seattle Junction
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