2024 Inspiration Fund

This year, the BIA is matching volunteer hours and/or funding up to $15,000, for community members to implement projects and programs making a positive impact in the Pioneer Square neighborhood. Project goals include celebrating neighborhood diversity, enhancing public spaces, and neighborhood storytelling.

The BIA encourages applicants to propose their best and most creative ideas. Potential projects might include work around murals, art, alleys, workforce development, public area improvements, cleanup experiences or events. Collaborate and connect with the community on a creative project! 

The Pioneer Square BIA is excited to announce the recipients of the 2024 Inspiration Fund! 

Our 2024 Inspiration Fund award recipients are as follows:

  • The Kids are all Riot, hosted by HomeTeam Seattle (Darkalino’s, HomeTeam Gallery) will be a child-centric dance party to celebrate summer in historic Pioneer Square. The event will be held in Occidental Mall, every Saturday in July and August. This event will present local area DJs and artist to bring art and music to downtown. The event organizers will partner with museums, vendors, and non-profits to highlight the different ventures in Pioneer Square, and Seattle (examples include Totem Star, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and the Seattle Aquarium). The event series will take place on eight Saturdays from July 13th – August 31 in 2024 from 11a – 3p in Occidental Mall.
  • The Pioneer Square Art Fair and Summer Market by neighborhood artist Lloyd Gregory will promote arts participation and community relations through meaningful and unique experiences. This one-day event features 40 vendors, live music, food and drink, and activities for all ages. The Pioneer Square Art Fair and Summer Market will take place in Occidental Square this summer on Saturday, July 6th. It will provide an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the arts, as well as support local businesses and artists.

The Alliance will keep the community updated regrading these projects as they progress. Congratulations to the 2024 award recipients!