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

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 are now available for 2024 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.

Submit your application with attachments by August 11, 2023 via email to: [email protected]. For questions about the application process, contact Caroline Bobanick, Recreation Supervisor, at [email protected]

The Burien Arts Commission will review the applications and make recommendations to the Burien City Council for final approval by the end of 2023.

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.  

How are Organizations Selected for Funding?

Updated June 16, 2023