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2018 - 2020 Auburn Poet Laureate - Call for Nominations

Deadline:  October 25, 2017

The City of Auburn Poet Laureate recognizes and honors a citizen poet of exceptional talent and accomplishment. The Poet Laureate also encourages appreciation of poetry and literary life in Auburn. Once a Poet Laureate program is established the Auburn Arts Commission will forward a recommendation to the Mayor for final selection and appointment. The term of service for the next Poet Laureate will be three years, beginning in the January of 2018.

For more information and to nominate a talented local poet for this exciting opportunity, please view the details and forms (PDF).


2018 Auburn Arts Commission Project Support Grant  

Deadline: October 30, 2017

About the Project Support Grant Program:
Established in 2002, the primary purpose of this program is to provide support to arts-related projects and programs within the City of Auburn. The goal of the program is to encourage the growth, innovation, excellence and accessibility of the arts programs, as well as offer opportunities for local artists to create new work and share that work with the community through a free public component.

The City of Auburn Arts Commission allocates funding support it receives from 4Culture (Cultural Development Authority of King County) to community arts organizations and special projects through its Arts Sustained Support Program. All funds awarded through this program are dependent entirely on receipt of funds from 4Culture. Funding is typically awarded for $500 - $2,000 and is determined through a competitive application process. Strong applications will have a significant community impact through the arts and will demonstrate innovation and excellence in the field.

For more information, please read the application guidelines application guidelines (PDF).

To apply, please fill out the online application form.


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To request information on arts programs, call 253-931-3043 or email the Arts Commission.


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