May 21, 2014

CityArtists Funding Program - Deadline July 16

CityArtists is an annual funding program providing support for individual Seattle artists to research, develop and present new, in-progress or remounted work that is taken to the next level. Projects must include a public presentation within the city limits of Seattle. The 2015 cycle will award grants to artists working in dance, music and theater (including scriptwriting) arts. The program encourages a broad range of artistic and cultural expression that reflects Seattle's diversity.

Eligibility: Seattle artists/curators working in dance, music and theater (including scriptwriting) arts.

Deadline: 11:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Funding Level: Applicants may request up to $8,000.

Apply: Online application and guidelines available here.

Informational Workshop
Tuesday, June 3, 5—7 p.m.
Including tips from past CityArtist recipients Amontaine Woods & John Teske
Seattle Public Library-Douglass-Truth Branch: 2300 E. Yesler Way (Central District)

Draft Review
Monday, June 26, 5—7 p.m.
(Call 206-684-7310 for appointment)
Richard Hugo House: 1634 11th Ave (Capitol Hill)

Info: For questions about the program and application, contact Irene Gómez, (206) 684-7310. For technical support for the online application, call
(206) 684-7171.                                               

May 19, 2014

Drunken Boat Book Contest (Poetry, Hybrid & Translation

Forrest Gander
Drunken Boat seeks entries for its inaugural book contest in poetry, open to any work of poetry in English (hybrid, multi-authored, and translations into English are welcome). Winner receives publication, $500, 20 author copies, a debut reading at AWP, and ads in print and online sources. Drunken Boat books are distributed by SPD. Excerpts from all finalists judged in house by the Drunken Boat staff will be featured in a special folio in an issue of Drunken Boat, international online journal of the arts.

Judge: Forrest Gander
Deadline: June 25, 2014

Open book competition for all writers with no limitations on the amount of work a writer has published. Manuscripts must be between 30 and 120 pages. Manuscripts are judged anonymously. Manuscripts must be previously unpublished as a whole (including self-publishing), but individual works may have been published.

Colleagues, current and recent students, and close friends of the judge are not eligible. Current Drunken Boat staff and interns are not eligible. Entries must be received by June 25, 2014. Reading fee is $25.

Submit here