Call to artists

City offers opportunities for creativity; program deadlines approaching

  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:40am
  • Life

Whether you are an artist, arts appreciator, or know someone who is, the city of Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation offers great arts opportunities.

A look at some of the options:

Art on Main

Artists are selected through an annual application process to install three-dimensional or multi-media art installations in a public window-front exhibition space in downtown Auburn.

Eligibility: This is a call to artists residing in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon and Idaho)

Project budget: $1,000 stipend for selected artists

Deadline: Aug. 21

For more information or to apply, view the application here.

City of Auburn Art Galleries

Artists are selected through an annual application process for exhibitions in three city gallery spaces, showcasing diverse artworks by regional artists.

Eligibility: This is a call to artists with no geographical restriction, but all artwork must be dropped off and picked up in person in Auburn on the assigned exhibition dates.

Deadline: Aug. 21

For more information or to apply, view the application here.

Project Support Grants

The purpose of the Project Support Grant program is to provide support to arts-related projects and programs within the city of Auburn. A portion of the funding for these grants come from 4Culture/King County Cultural Authority.

Project budget: Grants are typically awarded from $500 to $2,000 per project

Guidelines and details: View more information and application details here.

Example of past successful applications and example budget & how-to: Artist and Organization Sample Applications and Sample Budget and How-To.

Deadline: Sept. 17

To apply for a 2020 Project Support Grant, please submit the online application.

For more information about the programs, visit or call 253-931-3043.

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