Grants in the range of $200-$500 may be given to support co-sponsored community events that include UW faculty or graduate students speaking at or otherwise collaborating with cultural institutions in Seattle and the surrounding areas. These venues may include museums, galleries, nonprofits in the arts, social equity, and social justice, and other organizations benefiting the community and enhancing its intellectual and artistic vibrancy. Applicants for co-sponsorship are eligible to request use of the Simpson Center’s Zoom Webinar platform, and YouTube hosting.
Letters requesting co-sponsorship funds should be sent by a UW faculty member and should:
- Describe the event
- List the event date and time, and whether this will be an in-person or remote
- Link to any relevant speakers, or organizations
- Specify how much is being requested and how the funds will be used
- State how the UW and the Seattle community will benefit
- If requesting use of Zoom Webinar platform, explain the specific need for this platform (as opposed to, for example, the zoom meeting platform).
- If requesting YouTube Hosting, state how a recording of this event will be of enduring value for both a public audience and graduate or undergraduate education.
Submit letters to Program & Events Manager Caitlin Palo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no deadline for co-sponsorship requests. Funding allocations begin each July, and requests later in the year may find that funds are unavailable.
Scheduling note: The Simpson Center does not co-sponsor events that conflict with other events we are supporting.
Zoom Webinar Hosting: Use of the webinar platform requires additional Simpson Center staff time, which will be taken into consideration when this resource is requested.
YouTube Hosting: There are associated costs (both labor and monetary) to post and to make videos fully accessible. The Simpson Center may have further questions regarding plans and will evaluate YouTube hosting requests on the basis of cost (including time and availability of Simpson Center staff) and on the merits of the broadly distributing the event recording through a public platform such as YouTube. For more information about how the Simpson Center supports video recording and posting co-sponsored events, please refer to "Recording Your Events" in our Funded Project Toolkit.