About Genius

The Genius Awards, The Stranger's non-profit granting program, delivers $25,000 of cash support each year to local talented artists in the disciplines of visual art, literature, film, music, and performance. There is no application process for this honor and the program extends from the announcement of finalists in early summer to the annual awards show in early fall. Donations to the Genius Foundation are paid out in the form of art grants and free public access to the awards show

Arts editors at The Stranger begin deliberating on their nominations for the next round of finalists in the spring. Read all about our picks in the Summer issues of The Stranger and learn more about the work you should not miss in Seattle's thriving arts world.

email: genius@thestranger.com with questions or ideas.