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Seattle Announces 2015 Civic Poet Program

Just in time for Poetry month in April, Seattle is launching a Civic Poet Program. The Civic Poet program celebrates Seattle’s rich literary community, while investing in the future of literary arts through community engagement.  The call for the 2015 Civic Poet opens Thursday, April 16 and will close Thursday, May 28. The Civic Poet […]

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Racial Equity Learning Cohort – Turning Commitment into Action

Registration opens April 13 at 9 a.m.; closes April 21 at 5 p.m. The Office of Arts & Culture in conjunction with the Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) is offering arts and cultural organizations the tools they need to turn their commitments to building racial equity – both within their organizations and through their work […]

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Police Precinct Art Tour

  Seattle Police Precincts art tour This month on our city art tour we will visit all of the Police precincts and headquarters. Whether you are there for work, fun or other reasons, the city’s police precincts serve as an in important hub in our community and the art work commissioned for the buildings reflect […]

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Civic Partner Highlight: The Wing

The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience This May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – in other words, a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States and the perfect time to reacquaint yourself with the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. The Wing is a longtime […]

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Public Art Boot Camp Training

This spring the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) is offering an intensive two-day basic training overview on how to work successfully in the area of commissioned public artwork. Invested in cultivating and training the next generation of public artists, ARTS has created a free training to prepare artists who are ready to translate their […]

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New Staff: Welcome Kristen Ramirez

Please join us in welcoming Kristen Ramirez, as the new Arts Program Enhancement Project Manager at the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) and Seattle Department of Transportation. Prior to ARTS Ramirez worked at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in a variety of capacities including: Art Faculty, Manager of Summer & External Programs, […]

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The City’s Kathy Hsieh receives prestigious 2015 Community Voice Award for the Arts from the International Examiner

Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture is thrilled to announce that our very own Kathy Hsieh, Cultural Partnerships and Grant Manager, was chosen to receive the esteemed 2015 Community Voice Award for the Arts from the International Examiner. Kathy is being recognized for her inspiring leadership, dedication to artistic excellence in the local Asian Pacific […]

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Welcome to Lubbock! By Elisheba Johnson

My first meeting as a member of the American’s for the Arts (AFTA) Emerging Leaders council meant flying to Lubbock, Texas and enjoying 70 degree weather in February — don’t hate me.  Lubbock is located in the northwestern region of Texas, and while small compared to Seattle (p. 239,538 in 2013) has its own unique and […]

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WRAP Project 2014: Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association Mural Project

The Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association’s (DNDA) Youngstown Cultural Arts mural project, completed in August 2014, was the final phase of a two year project to address graffiti plaguing South Delridge. The project was made possible in part by a grant from the Work Readiness Art Program (WRAP). WRAP, a youth focused granting program, in collaboration […]

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Three artists selected to create solar-based art projects

The Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Seattle City Light has selected Seattle artists —  Britta Johnson and Tivon Rice — and the interdisciplinary team SuttonBeresCuller to create semi-permanent, site-specific, solar-based artworks. These projects are undertaken in conjunction with City Light’s Green Up program, which enables customers to invest in new, renewable energy […]

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