Artists in Schools Grants

Providing arts education throughout the Shoreline School District for 27 years. Projects place teaching artists in the classroom.

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For Teens and Culturally Diverse Populations

Up to a $300 grant to pay for a teacher or presenter, supplies, room…

WHAT? Projects may be one time or an on-going project in such areas as: painting, drawing, clay, photography, sewing, quilting, knitting/crocheting, singing, dancing, acting/drama, music, writing, cooking, traditional craft, neighborhood or group art project, or other artistic mediums.

WHO? Any person who wants to do hands-on arts or creative activities and considers themselves a teen and/or culturally diverse. The Arts Council believes in equity, values people from all backgrounds, and encourages active participation. Whether diversity is within the realm of ethnicity, gender, physical and mental ability, race, sexual orientation, social class, faith, religion, educational background, family status, income, areas of origin, etc., this list Is limitless and with an overarching theme of tolerance and respect.

The activity must be free to participants. Participants should be teens and/or culturally diverse populations and include at least 5 people. Examples: If you are a Teacher or Presenter… you have a skill to share or know someone you want to learn from. If you are a Creator… you and your friends want to try something new, and learn to do it together.

Not sure where to start? The Arts Council is happy to answer your questions, help you find a teacher, and help you apply to this grant.

WHY? To encourage hands-on learning and building community through the arts.

WHERE? Anywhere in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park. Your project should take place in an accessible neighborhood venue, such as a church, school, community center, or within an after-school program etc.

Important Dates:

The MiniGrant application cycle is open.

The MiniGrant Application deadline is ongoing between September-May, and all applications should be received by May 17, 2020.

Notification of grant award: within 3 weeks of submitting an application.

All projects should be completed by August 31, 2020.

Checklist of Items that you will need to submit:
  1. Application Form:Application.MiniGrants.2020
  2. If you are awarded a grant, a Project Summary & Photo(s) should be shared with the Arts Council within 2-weeks after the project ends. The summary should be about 50 words describing what you did and how the grant helped you.

All materials should be directed to Silvia Romero, Arts Education Manager, or delivered to the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Office, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155.

Community Project Grants

Do you need help presenting an arts event that serves your community? The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is here to help. Consider applying for a Community Award. We promote experiences in the arts to enhance the quality of life in our community. Non-profit organizations or community groups that provide arts / cultural programming for the general public are welcome to apply. We fund special projects, artists’ residencies, and performances that extend the group’s usual scope. Awards range from about $250-$1500. Projects take place from January to November.

Deadline to apply is 5pm, Friday, November 15, 2019.

Guidelines and Application:

Community Project Grant Application 2020 (word)
Community Project Grant Application 2020 (pdf)

Community Project Grant Guidelines 2020 (word)
Community Project Grant Guidelines 2020 (pdf)

2019 Awards

Dandylyon Drama, Musicals Season 2018-2019, $1,500

Edwin T Pratt Mural at Edwin Pratt Early Learning Center, $1,500

JHP Cultural & Diversity Legacy, Cultural Heritage Festival, $1,000

Shoreline Arts For Justice at Shoreline Community College,  Artist Honorarium, $600

Shoreline Concert Band, Winter Concert with Special Guest Soloist  $500

2018 Awards

Aurora Theater Company, 5th Annual Outdoor Summer Musical “Chicago”, $800

Briarcrest Neighborhood Association, “1,001 Nights” an Epic Two-Day Story Telling Event $250

Friends of Third Place Commons, Weekend Music Dance Lessons, $450

JHP Cultural & Diversity Legacy, Cultural Heritage Festival, $1,000

Shoreline Community College, Opera Workshop 2018 Commission of new work, $500

Shoreline Concert Band, Winter Concert with Special Guest Soloist  $500

Youth for Culture Promotion, An Evening of Nepalese Music, $500

2017 Awards

Briarcrest Neighborhood Association, Briarcrest Presents: A Storytelling Workshop $250

Choir of the Sound, “We Can’t Stop the Beat: 40 Years of Tony Awards” $500

Hopelink, Food Bank Mural $750

JHP Cultural & Diversity Legacy, 2017 Cultural Heritage (A Multicultural Festival) $1,000

Kud Ljiljan, Bosnian Costumes for Youth Dance Group $500

Richmond Beach Community Association, Strawberry Festival Music $750

Shoreline Concert Band, Guest Soloist Performance and Workshop $500

2016 Awards

Choir of The Sound, Spring Pops Concert, “I heart Rock & Roll”  $700

Third Place Commons, Music at the Farmers Market  $400

Richmond Beach Community Association, Strawberry Festival  $500

Shoreline Concert Band, Spring Concert with Special Guest Soloist  $500

2015 Awards

Choir of The Sound, Spring Pops Concert, “Western Roundup”  $700

Third Place Commons, Quichua Mashis at the Farmers Market  $500

Friendship Adventures, Friendship Arts  $500

Richmond Beach Community Association, Strawberry Festival  $1,000

Shoreline Concert Band, Spring Concert with Special Guest Soloist  $700

Shoreline Historical Museum, Summerset Arts Festival  $600