Apply to the Creative Equity Fund

Arts and culture are powerful tools for engaging the community in collective change. They ignite civil discourse, inspire action, and help us imagine and advocate for a just world. They also help us tackle one of our most pressing challenges: the effects of structural racism.

The Creative Equity Fund has $600,000 to support community-based organizations in King County using arts and culture to advance their work toward racial justice. Recipients will be a part of a cohort of Black and Indigenous-led organizations based in King County that funders can support and learn from over the next two years.
The application process is now open and the deadline to apply is May 3, 2021. Grantees will be announced in June.

For more information about this opportunity please review the official announcement, read through the FAQ, and contact Jonathan Cunningham at

Information Session

A Public info session will be held on Wednesday, April 14 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon. Register to attend.

Examples of work Creative Equity is looking to support:

  • Infusing arts and culture into community organizing, policy, and advocacy work.
  • Developing intentional relationships between Black and Indigenous organizations, initiatives, and communities in King County. Telling the story of structural racism related to one or more pressing issue affecting our community. This may include intersections with other forms of oppression.
  • Engaging people in experiences that imagine a just and liberated world. 
  • Growing community power in the face of a current or impending racial injustice.
The Creative Equity Fund is administered by Seattle Foundation and made possible thanks to the generous support from a collection of funders, including ArtsFund, 4Culture, Macklemore, Microsoft, Satterberg Foundation, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Foundation, The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation, and individual philanthropists.
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