Bellevue's Arts Program, guided by the city's strategic vision for arts and cultural investments - The Cultural Compass - provides funding to artists and arts groups working in Bellevue, creates and sustains public art works throughout the city and collaborates with other City programs and departments to include public art in City design guidelines and master plans.
GRANT FUNDING (Apply by Oct. 19)
We partner with artists, communities and organizations to ensure that Bellevue is a great place where each year over 6,000 artists and volunteers can live up to their creative potential, nearly 1.4 million attendees experience innovative art and diverse cultural traditions and 35,000 people are supported with free access to these experiences and other educational opportunities.
We are now accepting grant applications for arts, cultural and heritage projects and programs for 2017. More information and applications at Eastside Arts Partnerships and Special Projects.
BELLWETHER EXHIBITION & ARTWALK (through Oct. 9)
The City of Bellevue presents the 13th biennial exhibition and art walk. Thirty-two juried international and regional artists can be found at City Hall, along the Pedestrian Corridor and in Downtown Park.
ARTS COMMISSION (Meetings first Thursday of the month)
The Arts Commission, a volunteer advisory group appointed by the City Council, advises the council and provides input for Arts Program staff regarding a variety of projects and initiatives designed to bring the arts into Bellevue's everyday life.