Northwest Film Forum incites public dialogue and creative action through collective cinematic experiences.

A nonprofit film and arts center located in Seattle, Northwest Film Forum presents hundreds of films, festivals, community events, multidisciplinary performances, and public discussions each year. A comprehensive visual media organization, the Forum offers educational workshops and artist services for film and media makers at all stages of their development. Artist services include access to space, gear, fiscal sponsorship, and an edit lab. Northwest Film Forum is a member-based organization.


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Overview & Guidelines

Collective Power Fund grants are project-based and distribute $60,000 in funding as follows:

● (1) $10,000 (Artist Team or Arts Collective)

● (8) $5,000 (New Work/Projects)

● (5) $2,000 (Research + Development)

Individual artists, who live in King County, will be able to apply for the $2,000 or $5,000 tiers. The $10,000 tier will be exclusive to artist teams or artist-run collectives within unincorporated and incorporated King County

Project Criteria 
  • Projects must function around a visual arts context
  • Applicant must be the primary creator of the project and related work
  • Projects must have a publicly accessible component
  • Proposals must be for the development, completion, and/or presentation of a project
  • Applicant must have creative control and rights of the proposed project
  • Applicant can only submit one project per grant cycle
  • Individual artists may apply to complete a body of work as long as part of their project expands beyond their own solo practice
  • Funded projects must be completed by July 30, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this grant, applicants must:

  • Reside in King County (incorporated or unincorporated, proof of residency upon finalist status);
  • Create work that is grounded in the visual arts or has a strong visual context;
  • Be the main creator of the project and work;
  • Be either an individual artist, artist team, or artist-run collective;
  • Be 21 years of age or older;
  • Be able to receive income in the U.S.

For full guidelines, criteria, and eligibility, please visit our website: 

If you have any questions about your discipline, eligibility, or anything else, please feel free to email our Grants Manager at

Northwest Film Forum