Arts and Culture Grants

The City of Burien Arts and Culture Grants program supports arts and heritage organizations and artists who provide cultural opportunities for Burien residents. The grant program also aims to attract regional artists and audiences that can contribute to Burien’s identity as an arts and culture-oriented city. 

2023 Arts and Culture Grants Recipients

For 2023, the Burien City Council allocated $40,000 for Arts and Culture Grants, essentially doubling the amount from previous years. For the 2023 Arts & Culture grant cycle, the City received 10 eligible applications and funded $35,400.  

Open for Arts Grants

The remaining $4,600 will be dispersed this summer and fall as Open for Arts Grants. These grants, of up to $1,000, are open to organizations and individuals on a first-come, first-served basis and will be reviewed as they are received. For details see:  

2024 Grant Cycle

Applications will be available for 2024 funding in the summer of 2023. Only one application per individual/organization will be accepted per year.

How are Organizations Selected for Funding?

Updated April 14, 2023