Friends of Waterfront Seattle Open Call

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Please see our webpage for more information and info session details.

Friends is inviting individuals and groups that are interested in participating in one of our two program series in 2024: Spotlight on the Waterfront series and the Movement, Wellness, and Play program. Friends provides the technical and logistical needs of all programming partners.

This is our 2024 pilot open call process to create a more accessible pipeline for prospective partners, performing artists, and recreation class instructors to utilize Waterfront Park to showcase their talents, music, and rich cultural heritage with a diverse audience.

Performing artists may include, but is not limited to: musicians, bands, dance groups/individuals, storytellers. Recreation instructors may include, but is not limited to: yoga, zumba, dance, meditation, classic sports, e-sports, outdoor play and game instructors.

Submissions will be accepted until midnight, March 12th 2024, with all applicants notified by early April 2024. We anticipate that the chosen programs will commence in June 2024 season.

Online info sessions will be hosted on 1/25 from 3-4pm and on 2/12 12-1pm on zoom.
Please register below to hear more about the open call process, ask questions, and share your ideas before applying! 
1/25/24 - 3-4pm PST: Register HERE  
2/12/24 - 12-1pm PST: Register HERE 
If you need technical assistance, any accommodation requests, or questions, please reach out to Please include your name and phone number if you would like us to call you.


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The Spotlight series is held throughout the summer in Waterfront Park. What is your general availability?
Recreation programs are held throughout the summer in Waterfront Park. What is your general availability?
Programs and activations are held throughout the summer in Waterfront Park. What is your general availability?
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Technical Requirements
Friends of Waterfront Seattle Provides: 
Our PA is suitable for groups up to three people. We have limited equipment available on the Pier. Please reach out with any additional equipment you may need that you do not see below. Thank you!
  • PA - 1,000watt portable PA system with left-right main speakers
  • Inputs - 4 x XLR/Line combo, 2 x RCA (stereo), 2 x 1/4" (stereo)
  • Microphones - 4 x SM58's, with mic stands and XLR
  • Power - 1 x 20amp circuit
  • Sound technician
  • 15' x 15' canopy
  • 16' x 16' x 2' stage

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Our goal is to continually cultivate inclusive spaces where all people — specifically Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) as well as underserved communities — are invited to contribute and be a part of programs, events, and Waterfront Park. We welcome any questions, concerns, or feedback regarding this form.

Note: Answering these questions is optional. All information provided will be kept confidential. This data will be used in aggregate form for reporting purposes only.


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