Youth Arts program seeks artists, organizations

Artists, organizations, and youth-service agencies: The Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs is seeking project applications for the 2012-2013 Youth Arts program, an annual funding program that supports arts training opportunities for middle and high school youth.

Funding of up to $10,000 may be granted to individual artists, artist teams, arts and cultural organizations, and youth-service agencies. Youth Arts prioritizes youth or communities with limited or no access to the arts. Previous grants may be seen here. The projects in the last round of funding are estimated to serve 8,697 kids in about 44,000 hours of after-school arts training from September 2011 through September 2012.

An upcoming informational workshop for interested funding applicants is planned for Monday, January 9 at the Beacon Hill Library, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Attendees will learn about the program and the application process, as well as meet and get advice from previous award recipients. No registration is required for the workshop.

Guidelines for the application are here. You can complete an online application here. The application deadline is 11 p.m., Wednesday, February 15.