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Archive for November, 2011

Artist space program launches, reception Dec. 1

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the Artist Space Assistance Program (ASAP), a pilot program designed to provide relocation and placement services for artists and arts organizations seeking affordable studio, live/work, exhibition, performance and/or rehearsal space. Nonprofit arts service organization Shunpike was selected to develop and manage the program, a project[More]

KUOW reports on arts education in Seattle Public Schools

KUOW’s “Weekday” show aired a discussion today on arts education in Seattle schools. Listen to the show here. Leading the discussion are Carri Campbell, visual and performing arts manager of Seattle Public Schools; Sandra Jackson–Dumont, chair of the Arts Education Committee of the Seattle Arts Commission and deputy director for education and[More]

Cultural Space Seattle forum and working session to help shape arts space policy

Join in Cultural Space Seattle, a two-day event to help shape policies to keep and create affordable space for artists and arts organizations to work, rehearse and perform in Seattle.  Artist and cultural planner Theaster Gates will deliver the keynote address at a public forum, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Town[More]

Seeking project manager for public art team

We’re seeking a project manager for the Public Art team to manage permanently sited and temporary artwork projects.   The Public Art team manages and stewards the city’s permanently sited and portable artworks and develops the annual Municipal Art Plan. The project manager’s duties will include developing public art projects, working with[More]

Reminder: Families and Education Levy Arts Workshop, Nov. 15

Reminder! We’re partnering with the Seattle Office for Education to host a brown bag workshop offering an overview of the 2011 Families and Education Levy and outlining how arts organizations can get involved. The $232 million, seven-year levy passed in the Nov. 8 election. The workshop is noon to 2 p.m., Tuesday,[More]

Here’s a tip for preserving artworks

If you’re interested in preserving your photographs, you are probably already aware that the sun is the biggest enemy of photographic images. Keep in mind that fluorescent light bulbs will also accelerate fading. But because regular window glass is 97% ultraviolet reflective, you’ll achieve a great deal of protection simply by framing[More]

Volunteer Park’s Black Sun restored

Most Seattleites and tourists to the city have journeyed at least once to see the panorama of the city replete with the Space Needle, as framed by the circular sculpture at Capitol Hill’s Volunteer Park. Affectionately referred to as the “donut” by locals, Black Sun (1969) by Isamu Noguchi is both resilient[More]

Nov. 12 reception will celebrate run of stormwater performances

Meet artist Stokley Towles at a reception following his performance Stormwater: Life in the Gutter, Sat. Nov. 12 at Washington Park Arboretum’s Graham Visitors Center. The performance is noon to 1 p.m.; the reception is 1 to 2 p.m. Both the performance and reception are free and open to the public. Light[More]

Speight Jenkins receives 2011 NEA Opera Honor Award

Speight Jenkins, the man behind much of the magic that is Seattle Opera, was recently honored as one of the recipients of the 2011 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Opera Honors Award. The highest national award in opera, the honor comes with a $25,000 monetary award. Jenkins, who has served as[More]

Arts education, Seattle School Board candidates weigh in

Do your homework. Read before you vote and find out what the candidates for Seattle School Board have to say about arts education. Don’t delay. Election Day is Nov. 8. Thanks to our partner ArtsEd Washington who helped us put out the survey.[More]