Next week, Seattle's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs—in response to a mayoral request for something to support both the arts and job creation—rolls out a new grant program called Arts Mean Business.
Organizations will be able to apply for "funds to pay new or existing employees to try experimental programs," writes office spokeswoman Calandra Childers.
Like anything else, the success of the program will depend on how well it's given—what does the city think experimental means? We'll find out when the first recipients are awarded at the end of the year. For now, get your applications in when the system hits next week here; deadline is September 10.