Arts & Culture Grant

The City of Burien allocated approximately $40,000 for Arts and Culture Grants in 2023. The purpose of the City’s Arts and Culture Grants is to support arts and heritage organizations as well as artists who will provide cultural opportunities for City residents. We also hope these projects will attract regional artists and audiences that can contribute to Burien’s identity as an arts and culture-oriented city. 

For the 2023 grant cycle, the City received 10 eligible applications requesting $38,650.

2024 Grant Cycle

Applications will be available for 2024 funding in the summer of 2023. 

How are Organizations Selected for Funding?

Funding Priorities

The City of Burien Arts Commission is interested in applications that focus on:

  1. Ongoing programs developed for or presented in the Burien community, and supportive funding to keep the organizations who run these programs healthy.
  2. Innovative projects (new or ongoing) that bring cultural experiences to Burien.
  3. Cultural education experiences for underserved populations.

What We Fund

  • Applicants must be individuals or nonprofit organizations.  Evidence of nonprofit status for organizations will be required.

  • The proposed program and/or event must be held in Burien or serve a majority of Burien residents.

Only one application per individual/organization will be accepted per year.

Updated March 3, 2023