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. 

Open for Arts Grants

Now open! These grants, of up to $1,200, are open to organizations and individuals on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be reviewed as they are received during 2024. For details, see: 

2025 Arts & Culture Grants

Now open! Applications are now available for 2025 funding.

Funds may be used to:

  • Produce one-time performances, exhibits, special events, or programs that bring arts or cultural experiences to Burien residents.
  • Provide opportunities for independent artists to develop and present work in all media. 
  • Improve access to arts and cultural opportunities for artists and audiences from diverse communities including participatory and educational opportunities for youth, seniors, multicultural, and special populations.  
  • Increase access to arts and cultural events by providing discount tickets and/or free educational programs.

For questions about the application process, contact Caroline Bobanick, Recreation Supervisor, at [email protected] 

2024 Arts and Culture Grants Recipients

For 2024, the Burien City Council allocated $40,000 for Arts and Culture Grants. The Arts Commission approved grants to nine artists/organizations for a total of $34,750. The remaining funds of $5,250 will be used for Open for Arts grants in 2024. Arts & Culture grants will be distributed to the following artists/organizations: 

  • Amber Raven
  • Arts Corps
  • Burien Actors Theatre
  • Highline Community Symphonic Band
  • The Hi-Liners
  • Lake Burien Presbyterian Church Summer Youth Art Camp
  • Northwest Associated Arts
  • Northwest Symphony Orchestra
  • Orchestra of Flight

How are Organizations Selected for Funding?

Updated May 21, 2024.