Get yer grant on, and get it on early. Applications are soon available for Seattle’s CityArts and GAP grants. Release dates and deadlines listed below. First, a new conference for freelancers:

Marketing Conference for Creative Freelancers: Finding and Keeping Work in a Tough Economy

(Thanks to freelancer extraordinaire Michelle Goodman for the tip.)

Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle

1. CityArtist Projects Grant for Individual Artists

  • Application available 5/20/10; due 7/20/10/.
  • The CityArtist Projects program focuses on different disciplines in alternating years. In 2010, we will accept applications from artists working in the performing arts for project funding in 2011.
  • Awards ranging up to $10,000 support new works, works-in-progress or finished works, and all projects include a public presentation.

2. smART

  • accepts applications year-round
  • support ranging from $500 to $1,000
  • program guidelines, short application and frequently asked questions

Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission

1. Grants for Artists (GAP)

  • support for artist-generated projects, which can include (but are not limited to) the development, completion or presentation of new work.
  • GAP awards are open to artists of all disciplines
  • offer a maximum of $1,500 for projects.
  • Applications will be available in May 2010. Deadline: June 25, 2010