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Your contribution now helps more than ever!

GiveBIG 2017 is on Wednesday, May 10 from midnight to midnight (Pacific Time).
  
This is Seattle’s biggest day of philanthropy sponsored by The Seattle Foundation. They stretch your donation from a pool of dollars contributed by corporate partners and other philanthropic donors. Last year this added 20% to all donations.
 
EarlyBird Pledges: are possible. You can pledge Advance Donations for GiveBig online until May 9th. Your gift will be processed on May 10th. 
Your donation is appreciated for 2017 and we’ll make every dollar count. Invite your families and friends to GiveBIG to Fremont Arts Council!

McKay Grants Available for Parade Artists

Design and creation funds for art projects in the Fremont Solstice Parade, which transform the street into theater with social commentary and the unexpected.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received by April 18th, 2017

See McKay Grants for Artists page for full details and application.

In an age of mass culture, a special kind of courage is needed to bring creative self-expression into the public arena.  Dave McKay embodied this courage.  He was a celebration artist who brought his master costume-design skills, thoughtful intention, and deep attention to detail and craftsmanship to all his art, especially in his work with the Fremont Solstice Parade and Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration. He believed art and art making should be a part of everyone’s life.  The primary goal of the Dave McKay Parade Art Grant Fund is to support artists in their efforts to bring engaging art to the streets of Fremont, and to enhance community creativity and collaboration.

2017 Fremont Solstice Parade & Celebration is Saturday, June 17, 2017

The FAC most often funds proposals from artists for the development of parade ensembles.  Parade ensembles are groups of five or more people, working within a common theme, performing in procession.  Proposals for parade-related art installations (Gas Works Park, gateways, etc.,) and other crazy ideas that elevate the artistic quality of the event are also accepted for funding consideration.

Applicants:  Any artist or artist group who has a vision for something awesome they want to bring to life in front of thousands of people should send us their idea.

The Fremont Arts Council (FAC) is a community-based celebration arts organization. We value volunteer-ism; community participation; artistic expression; and the sharing of arts skills.  We welcome the participation of everyone regardless of who they are, or what they think or believe.

The rules of the Fremont Solstice Parade, which make this event distinct from other types of parades, are:
· No written or printed words or logos
· No animals (except service animals)
· No motorized vehicles (except wheelchairs)
· No real weapons or fire.

The Fremont Arts Council’s Solstice Parade and Celebration is one of Seattle’s freakiest and most fun events. We celebrate the longest day of the year through street theater; public spectacle; and a kaleidoscope of joyous human expression! Express yourself this year in Fremont.