“The Color of Flight,” designed and sculpted by Kirk Reese at Sunset Neighborhood Park (photo credit: Renton Municipal Arts Commission)

“The Color of Flight,” designed and sculpted by Kirk Reese at Sunset Neighborhood Park (photo credit: Renton Municipal Arts Commission)

Renton Municipal Arts Commission is giving grants for community art projects

Grants will be awarded ranging from $500 to $10,000 in an effort to encourage community art.

Renton Municipal Arts Commission is accepting grant applications to fund 2021 arts and culture projects in Renton.

Funding is available for art, cultural and heritage projects that serve residents and visitors in Renton. The program also encourages innovative projects that showcase Renton’s cultural diversity and inspire new forms of creative participation and growth opportunities, particularly for underserved groups.

Awards range from $500 to $10,000, and applications can be submitted at any time. Applications are reviewed and presented to the arts commission on the first Tuesday of the month. Projects should be completed by December 31, 2021.

On Wednesday, April 7, at 7 pm, the commission will host a virtual grant workshop. The workshop is an opportunity to meet the commission members, ask questions, review the application process and connect with other applicants. The workshop is casual, with no pre-registration required. Email arts@rentonwa.gov for the link.

The application is available online at https://rentonwa.gov/cms/one.aspx?pageId=8920610.

Any questions concerning the application process may be directed to Jessie Kotarski at 425-430-6581 or via email at arts@rentonwa.gov.


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